All Out of Pretty

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Andrea knows what it’s like to be pretty. Thanks to her gorgeous, drug-addicted mother, she also knows where pretty can lead… At 16, Andrea is yanked from the safety of her Gram’s home and dropped into the backwoods of Ohio, where she’s coerced into working for her mother’s drug-dealing boyfriend, Judd.

Unwilling to give up on her college dreams, Andrea spends her days trying to stay on the honor roll, and her nights packaging and delivering drugs. Judd is violent and manipulative, and Andrea often goes to bed with an empty stomach and a hardening heart.

The one bright spot in Andrea’s life is a budding friendship with a charismatic girl named Chloe and her handsome cousin, Brick. These stolen moments of teenage normalcy make Andrea yearn for a way out, but fear and a sense of responsibility to her mother pull her back in. When things with Judd take a darker turn than she can bear, Andrea devises a plan to save herself. But freedom may cost her everything—and everyone—she cares about…

Gritty, heartfelt, and suspenseful, All Out of Pretty explores the complexities of self-preservation and addiction as well as the pain, and beauty, of letting go. It will appeal to fans of Sara Zarr and Sarah Dessen.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-93954-748-4
$16.99 $12.74
978-1-93954-756-9
$33.32 $24.99
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2018
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 344
Publication Date 2018-04-03
BISACS YAF037000, YAF058130, YAF058080
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Awards

Awards

  • In the Margins Book Award, Winner, 2019
  • Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year, Winner, 2019

Author: Ingrid Palmer

Ingrid Palmer writes young adult fiction in the small Colorado mountain town where she lives. She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute. All Out of Pretty is her debut novel.