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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (41)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Release Date: March 19, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books 
Author Website: http://www.lizcoley.com
Pre-order: Amazon / IndieBound / Barnes & Noble

Reminiscent of the Elizabeth Smart case, Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing and powerful psychological mystery about a girl who must piece together the story of her kidnapping and captivity.

Angie Chapman was thirteen years old when she ventured into the woods alone on a Girl Scouts 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 past three years of her life?

Angie doesn't know.

But there are people who do-people who could tell Angie every detail of her forgotten time, if only they weren't locked inside her mind. With a tremendous amount of courage, Angie embarks on a journey to discover the fragments of her personality, otherwise known as her "alters." As she unearths more and more about her past, she discovers a terrifying secret and must decide: When you remember things you wish you could forget, do you destroy the parts of yourself that are responsible?

Liz Coley's alarming and fascinating psychological mystery is a disturbing-and ultimately empowering-page-turner about accepting our whole selves, and the healing power of courage, hope, and love.

Why can't I wait? 
This book came highly recommended to me earlier this year. The pitch I got was a short version of the description above complete with a ringing endorsement for the book. But let's be honest, the cover along with the phrase "psychological mystery" probably would have hooked me. 

1 comment:

  1. Okay wow this sounds SO AWESOME. I've always loved books surrounding kidnappings (a little weird I know) and this one sounds amazing. Definitely going on my TBR list!

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick