“A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty” by Joshilyn Jackson

Jackson, Joshilyn.  A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. (F Jac)

 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.

Reader 1:

4  Colorful compelling dialogue, riveting plot, extreme characters, but strangely believable.

 

Reader 2: 

4+  Fabulous!  Riveting plot is spot-on!  A book that suffuses you with joyous light.

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