Pretty Is: A Novel
A fiercely imagined fiction debut in which two young women face what happened the summer they were twelve, when a handsome stranger abducted themEveryone thought we were dead. We were missing for nearly two months; we were twelve. What else could they think? -LoisIt's always been hard to talk... show more
A fiercely imagined fiction debut in which two young women face what happened the summer they were twelve, when a handsome stranger abducted themEveryone thought we were dead. We were missing for nearly two months; we were twelve. What else could they think? -LoisIt's always been hard to talk about what happened without sounding all melodramatic. . . . Actually, I haven't mentioned it for years, not to a goddamned person. -Carly MayThe summer precocious Lois and pretty Carly May were twelve years old, they were kidnapped, driven across the country, and held in a cabin in the woods for two months by a charismatic stranger. Nearly twenty years later, Lois has become a professor, teaching British literature at a small college in upstate New York, and Carly May is an actress in Los Angeles, drinking too much and struggling to revive her career. When a movie with a shockingly familiar plot draws the two women together once more, they must face the public exposure of their secret history and confront the dark longings and unspeakable truths that haunt them still. Pretty Is beautifully defies ripped-from-the-headlines crime story expectations and announces the debut of a masterful new storytelling talent.
Publish date: 2015-07-07
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Carly May und Lois werden als Zwölfjährige entführt und sechs Wochen gefangen gehalten. Mit 30 treffen sie das erste Mal nach Jahren wieder aufeinander. Erzählt wird die Geschichte in der heutigen Zeit aus der Ich-Perspektive, abwechselnd von Lois und Carly May, die sich heute Chloe nennt. Dabei n...
Pretty Is – A review of sorts in the author's own words... kind of. Pretty Is... “a sort of chick-lit/thriller hybrid of the more literary variety” (34). … “I thought for a minute I had an idea for my novel” (293). “It's improbable, my story, but hardly impossible” (179). “I considered doing m...
Two twelve year old girls are kidnapped, found and rescued, this is their story . The novel follows the girls kin the future as well as filling in their back stories. Separated after they were released the girls grew up to follow two very different paths. The story is narrated alternately by each of...
Pretty Is was nothing like I expected it to be. I knew it was about two young girls who were abducted and their attempts to rebuild their lives years later. What I hadn't expected was the reasons why and the relationship that existed between the three of them.Part of the book covers the abduction an...
I may be a bit too generous in giving this book 3 stars as overall I was disappointed in it. I’ve read that it’s a daring thriller. I didn’t find anything thrilling or suspenseful about it. I’ve read that this book can be compared to Lionel Shriver’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and the author has ...