All Out of Pretty (Hardcover)
Andrea is a tough, book-smart teen. However, when Andrea's Gram dies and her drug-addicted mother, Ayla, immerses Andrea in her world, will Andrea be tough and smart enough to survive? This is so intense I had to put it down in places just to get a break in the action. It is a story about love, relationships, manipulation, addiction and learning how to let people in. Give to those who love Ellen Hopkins or Chris Crutcher.— Toni, High School Librarian in Littleton, CO
How do you know who to trust? Can you even trust yourself, your own instincts, and choices? Andrea, or "Bones" as her mom calls her, thinks of herself as smart, but intelligence only gets you so far and she finds herself nowhere near as smart or as tough as she thought. "All Out of Pretty" is a gripping, thoughtful look at one girl's journey to figuring out what really matters to her and how to take care of herself in a world where there are no responsible adults for her to rely on. Do you use your looks or your brains? Your stubbornness or flexibility? How do you survive a drug-addict mother and her dealer boyfriend? Andrea's voice will pull you along from the first sentence of this emotional roller-coaster of a book.