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PRETTIEST DOLL is my novel about thirteen-year-old Liv Tatum, who lives in Missouri and hates competing in beauty pageants, even though she always wins. When she meets fifteen-year-old Danny Jacobson, who's on the run with problems of his own, they embark on a journey that will allow her to discover what true beauty really is.
I think the readersboth girls and boyswho will enjoy PRETTIEST DOLL are those who are curious about how real kids confront and solve their problems. You don't have to be a beauty queen to identify with Liv's sense of being trapped, or with her frustration with a mother who refuses to see who she really is.
Enter to win a signed copy of PRETTIEST DOLL by e-mailing me at my website, www.GinaWillnerPardo.com. I've got ten copies to give away! I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
"Willner-Pardo deftly captures the complexity of adolescence as these resilient teens endeavor to define their identities and establish control over their lives."
- Kirkus Reviews
Prettiest Doll / Gina Willner-Pardo / Clarion Books
Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-0547681702 / Published: November, 2012
Ages 8-13 / Middle grade fiction
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