All Out of Pretty
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Fiction, Young Adult|
|Number of Pages||344|
- In the Margins Book Award
- Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year
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.