Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. With her father imprisoned, year-old Meredith thinks she : Such a Pretty Girl eBook: Laura Wiess: Kindle Store. Laura Wiess. Welcome to the Asylum. Such a Pretty Girl. “Tough, darkly humorous, yet achingly vulnerable. A nail-biter of an ending.” — Kirkus starred review. The Such a Pretty Girl Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and.

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At fifteen, she thought she’d be able to reach her eighteenth birthday and leave home, thus avoiding ever having to see him again. After several pages of hide and seek, the pretth finally arrives in one ultimate Hollywood-style confrontation leaving Dad unconscious on the floor with Meredith zuch holding a statue of the Virgin Mary, a gift from Andy and declares her freedom by And here and there wiesss story is shot through with brief flashbacks to the time in her life when she was most powerless.

The only way to protect the community is to provoke the offender into re-offending, and Meredith offers herself up as the sacrificial lamb. I just felt beaten down by how cruel the world can be, and how sick and vile some people can be. Retrieved from ” https: So, with the help of a policeman friend, Meredith rigs up some hidden cameras and decides to catch dad in the act.

I would recommend this to people who enjoy contemporary young adult fiction especially novels that deal with the darker subjects. They’re three-dimensional characters in an equally and, again, scarily believable story that will certainly be a favorite of anyone who reads it. You guys are the best.


Although this book deals with a dark and demented issue, its style, readability, and theme of justice made it impossible for me to put down. In order to escape Charles, Merideth attempts to run away several times.

Sep 11, Juushika rated it liked it Shelves: Such a Pretty Girl was disturbing and a very painful subject. And that’s why it hurt.

Meredith counts wall tiles and vitamin pills, but she also willfully confronts her mother with her father’s abuse: Careful flashbac Lura was promised nine years of safety, but received only three: We’re all stronger than we know. He is not the type of offender who wants to change – he is a pedophile who truly believes he loves children boys and girls and can’t keep his hands off, regardless of what the law says. There are some sick fuck out there who likes to hurt little children and sometimes they succeed.

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Like with Merith and Andy. Yes, maybe ‘some’ of them have reformed, but what about the ones who haven’t? This really amazes me because any other kid her age normally would not have the courage to face such a situation a second time. Such a pretty girl grabbed my attention from the first page and kept it until the very end.

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I was expecting her to be strong but relapse when things got rough. Open Preview See a Problem? This review and more can be found at A Reader’s Diary!


This book is about a motherfucking pedophile who was supposed to be rotting in jail for nine years not enough. Her relationship with Andy, while unconventional, made me happy and I enjoyed the character development on both sides. Apr lxura, Deanna rated it really liked it.


I found myself cheering Meredith on through out the whole novel and was happy with the outcome at the end but I also found myself in somewhat of a murderous rage when it came to her parents. She wants her mother to go back to visiting him instead of having him in their house.

Her grandmother is mayor of the town and hates her eiess. Wiess’s earnest remarks about the “white-hot blast of terror, fury, and despair” that she felt while writing the first draft just strengthened my impression that she wasn’t interested so much in writing fiction as she was in writing a political tract.

But now he’s back living in the same apartment complex.

If I remember correctly, one of the statistics quoted was that the average pedophile molests anywhere from nine to twelve children before he’s caught.

Faulted, but not a bad read, I moderately recommend this book. Let’s just get one thing out of the way: Jul 16, Azka rated it liked it Shelves: This book was tragically beautiful. But I’m telling you, Laura Wiess knows how to make every word count.