God Does Not Like Ugly

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Dafina Books, 2006 - Fiction - 428 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe sweeps readers back to the streets, porches, and parlors of civil rights-era Ohio to bring to life the first steps of an enduring friendship between two girls from opposite sides of the track. . .

Annette Goode is a shy, awkward, overweight child with a terrible secret. Frightened and ashamed, Annette withdraws into a world of books and food. But the summer Annette turns thirteen, something incredible happens: Rhoda Nelson chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, generous Rhoda, who is everything Annette is not--gorgeous, slim, and worldly--welcomes Annette into the heart of her eccentric family, which includes her handsome and dignified father;her lovely, fragile "Muh'Dear;" her brooding, dangerous brother Jock;and her colorful white relatives--half-crazy Uncle Johnny, sultry Aunt Lola, and scary, surly Granny Goose.

With Rhoda's help, Annette survives adolescence and blossoms as a woman. But when her beautiful best friend makes a stunning confession about a horrific childhood crime, Annette's world will never be the same.

"A coming-of-age journey depicted with wit, poignancy and bite." --Publishers Weekly
 

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heartstopper

User Review  - mille - Borders

This is a true meaning of friendship between two girls opposites but but yet the same and how these two girls just bonded and were able to keep a dark secret. I promise you will not be able to put the book down. Can't wait to read the sequal. Read full review

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User Review  - Simply Me - Borders

This is book cannot be put down. Anyone that starts to read this book, wont put it down. Best book to date. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1
9
CHAPTER 2
13
CHAPTER 3
30
CHAPTER 4
38
CHAPTER 5
46
CHAPTER 6
54
CHAPTER 7
59
CHAPTER 8
64
CHAPTER 29
226
CHAPTER 30
229
CHAPTER 31
236
CHAPTER 32
240
CHAPTER 33
247
CHAPTER 34
258
CHAPTER 35
264
CHAPTER 36
271

CHAPTER 9
82
CHAPTER 10
91
CHAPTER 11
97
CHAPTER 12
105
CHAPTER 13
115
CHAPTER 14
119
CHAPTER 15
130
CHAPTER 16
133
CHAPTER 17
142
CHAPTER 18
152
CHAPTER 19
155
CHAPTER 20
167
CHAPTER 21
172
CHAPTER 22
178
CHAPTER 23
183
CHAPTER 24
191
CHAPTER 25
196
CHAPTER 26
202
CHAPTER 27
209
CHAPTER 28
219
CHAPTER 37
280
CHAPTER 38
285
CHAPTER 39
291
CHAPTER 40
294
CHAPTER 41
303
CHAPTER 42
306
CHAPTER 43
314
CHAPTER 44
325
CHAPTER 45
334
CHAPTER 46
343
CHAPTER 47
346
CHAPTER 48
358
CHAPTER 49
365
CHAPTER 50
368
CHAPTER 51
378
CHAPTER 52
384
CHAPTER 53
398
CHAPTER 54
406
CHAPTER 55
416
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About the author (2006)

Mary Monroe is the third child of Alabama sharecroppers, and the first and only member of her family to finish high school. Mary never attended college or any writing classes. Her first novel, The Upper Room, was published in 1985 and was widely reviewed throughout the U.S. and in Great Britain. She is a recipient of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award for her novel God Don't Like Ugly. She has just finished the fourth book in this series, God Ain't through Yet.

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