A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty


A Grown-Up Kind Of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family.

Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.

Title:A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:322 pages

    A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty Reviews

  • Debby
    Jan 05, 2012

    If you've never read a book by Joshilyn Jackson (Gods in Alabama; Between, Gerogia; The Girl Who Stopped Swimming; or Backseat Saints) you are missing out on a most phenomenal experience! Jackson's ne...

  • BookLover
    Aug 04, 2014

    This was a fantastic story! Told from the points of view of a grandmother, mother and daughter, I was drawn into their story from the first paragraph. Each point of view had a very distinct voice and ...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 24, 2011

    I am a huge fan of Joshilyn Jackson's novels, and I think A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty might be her best yet. Ginny, Liza and Mosey Slocumb are instantly lovable characters and their shared story is at t...

  • ?Karen
    Dec 14, 2016

    I'm sort of torn on how to review this. I liked two of the three Slocumb women and the teenage friends in current day, but wasn't enamored of a few of the plot twists and events from the past. I found...

  • Jlnpeacock
    May 02, 2012

    A book like this, in former days, was considered a trashy romance. It is on book club lists because Jackson is of the up and coming generation of writers, which only proves to me how far our values ha...

  • Noeleen
    Jan 07, 2013

    I listened to the audio version of A Grown-Up Kind Of Pretty. Audible books and I are not buxom buddies and probably never will be. The narrator has to be exceptional for me to enjoy this format. The ...

  • M
    Jul 03, 2012

    Thank God for 3 star books. I really mean that. Though I feel bad for the writers of books that are fairly well written but will sadly never make it because they just fall short in their chick lit pre...

  • Courtney
    Sep 05, 2012

    I wish I'd never given five stars before, because rarely has a book deserved them in the way this book does. Jackson is a master of words and of storytelling. I was 100% invested in this story from th...

  • extraordinary ordinary whimsy
    Mar 11, 2012

    I was held captive by the mystery that begins with the bones found in a yard, amazed by the slow unraveling of Liza's twisted history, and transfixed by what Big (Ginny) is willing to do for her child...

  • Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    Jan 23, 2012

    Read This Review & More Like It On My Blog!3.5 out of 5I've read two other novels by this author, long before I started blogging, and I was less than impressed by what she had to offer in Between, Ge...

About Joshilyn Jackson

Joshilyn Jackson

Jackson's latest novel, THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE, is now out in paperback. Her new book, THE ALMOST SISTERS, launches July 11th, 2017New York Times Bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson is the author of gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, and Someone Else's Love Story. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, w