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Revenge of a Not-so-pretty Girl

By Carolita Blythe

Fans of Walter Dean Myers and Rita Williams-Garcia's One Crazy Summer will cherish this gripping story of an African American girl living in 1980s Brooklyn, who overcomes abuse and neglect in discovering real friendship, self-respect, and that pretty and mean don't always win.

  Girls who are pretty have a way of looking down their perfect noses at anyone they feel isn’t worthy of sharing the air with them. They have a way of making regular girls like me feel inferior for not winning the gene pool lottery. Tormenting them is my way of getting even.
Everyone knows that pretty equals mean, and Evelyn Ryder used to be a beautiful movie star—never mind that it was practically a lifetime ago. There’s no time limit on mean. So if you think I feel guilty about mugging her, think again.
But for something that should have been so simple, it sure went horribly wrong. 

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A Bankstreet Best Book of the Year

"Definitely a page-turner!"--Seventeen.com

“Exhilarating . . . compelling and believable.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“A well-told story of an empowering friendship.”—The Bulletin, Recommended

“This realistic portrayal of emotions, decisions, and hardships will appeal to teens who are also struggling with their identities.”—SLJ

“Blythe, in her first book for teens, explores karma, guilt, morality, and taking responsibility for one’s actions.  . . . the story provides a thoughtful glimpse of what it’s like to reevaluate one’s life at any age.”—Publisher’s Weekly
 
“This is a classic coming-of-age story . . . Faye’s personal growth and her eventual escape from a dark home life are rewarding.”—Booklist




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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780385742863


Format: Book
Author: Blythe, Carolita
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Faye, an African American living in 1984 Brooklyn, New York, copes with her mother's abuse by stealing with her friends, but when robbing an elderly woman almost turns to murder, she gains an opportunity to learn new truths about life.
Title: Revenge of a not-so-pretty girl / Carolita Blythe.
Publisher Date: New York : Delacorte Press, 2013.
Subject: Mothers and daughters -- Teen fiction. Conduct of life -- Teen Fiction. Old age -- Teen fiction. Family problems -- Teen fiction. African Americans -- Teen fiction. Catholic schools -- Teen fiction. Schools -- Teen fiction. Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780385742863 (hbk.) 038574286X (hbk.) 9780307978455 (ebk.) 0307978451 (ebk.) 9780375990816 (glb) 037599081X (glb)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: TF Blythe
Oclc: 793497125
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Bib Id: 438061

Format: Book
Author: Blythe, Carolita.
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Faye, an African American living in 1984 Brooklyn, New York, copes with her mother's abuse by stealing with her friends, but when robbing an elderly woman almost turns to murder, she gains an opportunity to learn new truths about life.
Title: Revenge of a not-so-pretty girl / Carolita Blythe.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Delacorte Press, 2013.
Description: 321 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Conduct of life -- Teen Fiction.
Subjects: Old age -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Family problems -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: African Americans -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Catholic schools -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Schools -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012012735
ISBN: 9780385742863 (hbk.)
ISBN: 038574286X (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780307978455 (ebk.)
ISBN: 0307978451 (ebk.)
ISBN: 9780375990816 (glb)
ISBN: 037599081X (glb)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: TF Blythe