Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam
Megan has always been the ugly duckling compared to her sister the star. She is chubby where her sister is model thin, has crooked teeth, and just all around incomparable to her sister. They have always been close, loving, and supportive even if Megan did have to take the back seat. One night everything changes. Megan overhears something awful and a tragic accident follows. Megan finally gets what she has always dreamed of, and in the process she learns that being pretty doesn't make for a smooth and charmed life. When all is said and done will she still have friends? Will she still feel like the ugly duckling? Will she still have a sister? No matter what you look like everyone deals with problems.
This was a good book, but completely unrealistic. (Not that that is necessarily a bad thing)I did find it entertaining though. What is the chance of something like this actually happening? The one thing this book got accurate though, is the spiteful and fickleness of people. People will always feel like someone else’s life is better than theirs, and if they could be like them everything would be amazing. When you get used to being the best it’s hard to accept and share the attention when someone else comes along. I think the true message of this book is nobody’s life is perfect. We only get to see what they show us, not what goes on behind the scenes. I give this book a 3 ½ STAR rating.
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The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam has approximately 368 pages and was published on April 8, 2008 by Delacorte Books For Young Readers.