Thursday, April 12, 2012

Review: Pretty Amy

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Pretty Amy
By: Lisa Burstein
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: May 15, 2012
Pages: 304
Source: given from publisher for reveiw :)(Thank you)

Goodreads Synopsis:

Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing. 

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over. -Goodreads-

My Thoughts:

Close your eyes, think back to when you went to Prom.  You are spending all day getting ready, or hanging out with your girlfriends waiting for the night to start... Well that is what should be happening to Amy, but it is not.  She was stood up by her date.  That sucks.  That is the worst night ever to be stood up.  So her friends and her decide to go and have a party of their own, and they get caught.  So she now has to deal with her friends not talking to her, her mother treating her like she has the plague, and because she was arrested she won't be able to walk at graduation.  I think that if I was Amy I would find a really big rock and hide under it... So during this time of waiting to see if Amy is going to jail, she finds a job just to get out of her parents house....oh and because her mom is making her pay the lawyer bill.   She learns that it takes a lot for this problem to go away.  I think that the character really grows with the book.  She really shows that it was a stupid mistake.  But the one thing that really sucks that she will lose her friends.  Maybe that will be for the best.  Maybe she needs to make new friends that won't get her arrested.  

I did the cover reveal for this book and ever since then I could not wait to get my hands on this book and read it.  And boy was it amazing!  It was everything that I thought it was going to be and more.  This book in 5 words is AMAZING, WONDERFUL, FUNNY, EMOTIONAL, and just plain AWESOME!!!!!!  This book had everything that I think a great book needs!  Lisa you did an amazing job.  I can't not wait to read more of your work...  If you ever need someone to be a beta reader I will so do that! lol

Please do yourself a favor and on May 15th please go to the store and buy this book....better yet pre order it on Kindle or Barnes and Noble, and then you get it at midnight!!!! :)  I promise that you will love it!  

My Rating:

I am giving this book 5 out 5 stars!!! Like it deserves!  You have to read it!  It is so worth it!


  1. Great review! I really can't wait to read this one, it sounds like my kind of read. Thank you for sharing! :)

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this book now! Seems pretty fun and a lighthearted read! :)