A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed... show more
A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.
Publish date: September 25th 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...