Pretty Girl-13

Pretty Girl-13

Book - 2013
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Reminiscent of the Elizabeth Smart case, Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing and powerful psychological thriller about a girl who must piece together the mystery of her kidnapping and abuse. Perfect for fans of books like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Elizabeth Scott's Living Dead Girl, and Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton series, Pretty Girl-13 is a haunting yet ultimately uplifting story about the healing power of courage, hope, and love.

Angie Chapman was thirteen years old when she ventured into the woods on a Girl Scout camping trip. Now she's returned home . . . only to find that it's three years later and she's sixteen--or at least that's what everyone tells her. What happened to the last three years of her life? With a tremendous amount of courage, Angie embarks on a journey to discover the fragments of her lost time. She eventually discovers a terrifying secret and must decide: what do you do when you remember things you wish you could forget?

Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780062127372
Branch Call Number: YA COL
Alternative Title: Pretty Girl Thirteen


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Sep 25, 2016

An amazing read! This is definitely a mature read due to strong topics like rape and with the main character dealing with Dissociative identity disorder. This book was so interesting because its about Angie, a girl who was kidnaped when she was thirteen for three years to a remote cabin. To deal with the pain of this she creates different identities and Its told through the different identities. Angie tries to solve what has happened to her in the past three years. This book had some twists and turns and I just wanted to keep reading. Rating 4 out 5 stars.
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 17, 2014

I quite enjoyed this book even being a 50 yr old women. I found it pretty interesting from the perspective of psychological trauma and how the mind defends itself from events that are too horrific to handle.
This could easily be a non fiction read and felt pretty realistic in its descriptions of the alters.
A very interesting and good read that I found hard to put down in spots.

Jun 18, 2014

This book is so amazing. Its a little weird and I kinda got freaked out but the ending is so shocking and it even made me uncomfortable. I highly highly recommend this because it completely kept me on the edge of my seat.

Aug 06, 2013

Amazing book! It's amazing how the mind can form coping mechanisms for us. Angie missed three years of her life while she was kidnapped and her mind took over for her. She slowly has to come to terms and figure out with what happened to her and with help from a shrink merge her mind back together. Had so many twists and turns it kept me at the edge of my seat.

Jun 04, 2013

I really enjoyed this book!

bandblair May 06, 2013

Some interesting parts. The ending is weak though - everything just wraps up too well.

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Nov 17, 2014

loupez123 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

violet_wolf_107 Sep 23, 2013

violet_wolf_107 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 19

Jun 04, 2013

CourtCox23 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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