Prettiest Doll

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 234 pages
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“It’s good to be pretty. I’m really lucky.” So begins the story of thirteen-year-old Olivia, or Liv, who started winning beauty pageants at age three. Lately she’s been wondering, however, if that’s all she is. She gets a chance to find out when she meets a runaway named Dan and they embark on a trip to Chicago, each determined to uncover family secrets. This story of two teens from very different backgrounds making their way in a world preoccupied with physical appearance sparkles with wry humor, romance, and a revealing behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of beauty pageants.

 

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Thirteen-year-old Liv feels invisible behind the facade of her beauty.A veteran beauty-pageant participant, Liv recognizes life is easier because she is attractive. However, she longs to be valued ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Gina Willner-Pardo 's acclaimed novels include The Hard Kind of Promise and Figuring Out Frances, winner of the Bank Street College of Education Josette Frank Award. She lives in California. Visit her website at www.ginawillnerpardo.com .

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