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by Joshilyn Jackson
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Sad Books Say So Much
Sad Books Say So Much rated it 6 years ago
RATING - 4 STARSCharacter development - 5 starsBackstory - 4 starsPlot - 3 stars for recurrent implausibilityThis review is dedicated to Marcy, whose birthday I celebrated by reading this wonderful book.-------------Dear Liza,Tomorrow, I will graduate from Pearl River High School with you and Big lo...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 7 years ago
As many novels have done before and will do again, Joshilyn Jackson’s A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty explores familial bonds, the ties that bind and that destroy, and the intricate relationships that evolve from these complex connections. For the Slocumb ladies, every fifteen years seems to provide a fam...
Rena Reads
Rena Reads rated it 7 years ago
I would rather give this 4.5 stars, but Goodreads won't let me. :-/Great characters. Swiftly-moving plot. Compelling suspense. Southern-spun humor.I loved it. I would love for Joshilyn Jackson to do a sequel and revisit these women.
ellaminnowpea
ellaminnowpea rated it 7 years ago
Fifteen is an unlucky number for Ginny Slocumb. It’s the age that she gave birth to her daughter Liza and the age that Liza gave birth to her own daughter Mosey shortly before disappearing for two and a half years. Now that Mosey’s turned fifteen, things aren’t looking much better: Liza recently suf...
florinda3rs
florinda3rs rated it 7 years ago
I haven’t actually read a Joshilyn Jackson novel since her first, gods in Alabama (pre-blog), but I have a couple of them hanging around in TBR Purgatory. However, I recently decided to skip over them in favor of reading her latest, A Grown-up Kind of Pretty, in audiobook, as narrated by Jackson he...
cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it 7 years ago
Complicated and interesting family.
Lost in a Book
Lost in a Book rated it 7 years ago
A story about mothers and daughters told from different perspectives. The author captures the voices of the main characters well and makes them human and believable. It’s about family, consequences, and the strength that comes from facing difficult times together. I loved the spirit of these women.
xreactivity
xreactivity rated it 7 years ago
A story about mothers and daughters told from different perspectives. The author captures the voices of the main characters well and makes them human and believable. It’s about family, consequences, and the strength that comes from facing difficult times together. I loved the spirit of these women.
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 8 years ago
I absolutely loved the dialog, particularly what Mosey said. The narration by the author was superb. Definitely a "feel-good" book. DO read it. No, you must listen to it!!!
Marcia
Marcia rated it 8 years ago
I enjoyed this one but it wasn't what I was expecting. Just enough twist and turns to keep me reading.
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