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Gina Willner-Pardo

Dear Reader:

I love good books. But I have a confession: I also love bad TV.

I'm kind of embarrassed about it. But here's the cool thing: watching bad TV gave me an idea for a book.

I was watching one of those shows about little girls who do beauty pageants, and I thought, What if one of those girls hated doing beauty pageants? And what if her mother wouldn't let her stop? What would she do?

Wondering about all this led me to write PRETTIEST DOLL. I fell in love with the main character, Liv Tatum, while I was writing about her. I hope you'll love her, too.

Enter to win a signed copy of PRETTIEST DOLL by e-mailing me at my website, I've got ten copies to give away, and I can't wait to hear from you!

Gina Pardo

"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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