Friday, August 24, 2012

Review: Pretty Girls by Mimi Strong

Nora Scott is a broken girl--broken physically and emotionally.
A terrible accident took away part of her, and drove away the boy she loved.
Now Aaron Edward is back in town, and he's got his dark eyes set on her. Their chemistry is undeniable, but there's one thing keeping them from being together. Nora has to find a way to forgive Aaron Edward for the accident that took her leg.
Before she can get to a place of forgiveness, she has to deal with her own feelings of frustration with her appearance and career.
Commercial Women's Fiction / Coming of Age
Due to sexual content, recommended for older teens and adults, 17+.


**This review has been amended from it’s original version. Pretty Girls was originally released in the summer of 2012. In February 2013, it was re-released with some changes and an added chapter.**
I received this book from a free reading website. I am so happy that as part of the agreement, I had to read the book (fairly soon) and write a review. If it wasn't for the agreement, I would have purchased the book on my own and then shelved it.
Pretty Girls is not like any book I have read before. It’s a story about a twenty-seven year old woman with self-image problems.
Nora Scott is an only child, who still lives at home with her parents.Up until this point in her life, Nora has done pretty much everything her parents have wanted her to do.She went to college and earned a degree in Marketing. However, she ended up working for her uncle’s radio station. Nora wears a prosthetic foot, because she lost hers in a horrible accident at the age of fourteen. Because of this, she has trouble maintaining relationships with men for more than one night.
Aaron Edward was once a close childhood friend of Nora’s. He’s also part of the reason for the accident, which caused Nora to lose her foot. After the accident, Aaron and his parents moved away. Aaron went on have a nice life, but always felt bad about the accident. He has returned to Eugene, Oregon and immediately knows who Nora is. However, after not seeing Aaron for over ten years, Nora doesn’t recognize him.
The book primarily focuses on Nora and her struggles to spread her wings and actually realize she isn’t the “ugly duckling” she thinks she is.
Pretty Girls doesn’t fall into the genre of books I usually like to read. With that said, once I started reading the book, I hated to put it down. There is romance in the book, but romance isn’t what this book is truly about. It’s about becoming what or who you really want to be and learning to love yourself.
Rating: 4 (I’m really glad that I read this book.)
Release Date:  February 27, 2013
Book Length:  181 pages
Source:  Author - Contest Win
Reading Format:  Available only in eBook and Paperback

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1 comment:

  1. Great review Kim, I'm going to have to add this book to my TBR list.


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