Pretty
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Pretty

Written by Justin Sayre
Part of the Husky Book Series
Published by Penguin Workshop
Prices as of Sep 30

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Pretty isn’t everything! Trapped by the limitations of her high-school adjective, the realities of her mother’s alcohol addiction, and a racially fraught America, Sophie’s perspective on what being pretty really means changes drastically in the second adjective-busting novel by the author of Husky, Justin Sayre. Set three months after Husky’sconclusion and narrated by Sophie, Davis’s best friend, Sayre details the private and public life of someone saddled with the adjective of pretty. Confident, stylish, and easygoing at school, Sophie is struggling in her home life. Stepping in to help as her mother’s addiction spirals out of control, Sophie’s aunt teaches the biracial Sophie new lessons about her heritage. While helping to heal the wounds inflicted by alcoholism, Sophie’s renewed sense of self challenges her perception of place in the affluent, “liberal” neighborhood of Park Slope where she lives.a Set against the backgrounds of Brooklyn and Harlem, Sayre challenges readers to confront superficial assumptions about race and beauty and breathes new life into the cannon of middle-grade realistic fiction.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780448484174
    Publication Date
    July 4, 2017
    Page Count
    224
    Words Per Page
    243
    Audience
    Young Adult
    Reading Age
    10 - 14 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    044848417X
    Lexile® Level
    710L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Q
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    8
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    196754
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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