Saturday, September 19, 2015

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

This year, we’re so excited to be traveling with you all summer long as we challenge you to read some phenomenal books. Bundle up in the windy city during week fourteen of the Summer Reading Challenge in Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica.


pretty babyWeek of August 3: Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family’s objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.

 My Thoughts: 
So this is might not be a shocker that I love this books. yes this book has been raved about so much and what can I say but this book is totally me. I first saw the book on Shelf Awareness and I was happy that they also had it for the Summer Reading Challenge. This book by Mary was soo good. Heidi was a good character but at times she did annoy be but the power of the writing style shunned away the bad or negativity. This book was also a bit sad and had me to tear up. It's hard to survive along with taking care of yourself and a child. I have never been homeless but have seen people around me that struggle with it when money isn't there. Mary also mad the story realistic but not having a good outcome when you read the book because life isn't sunshines and happy endings but you do have to go threw some things in order to make you a stronger person and overcome the biggest or smallest things life has to throw at you. 
The Author: 

Mary Kubica is the author of two novels, including PRETTY BABY (2015) and THE GOOD GIRL (2014), which is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature, and lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.  Mary enjoys photography, gardening, and caring for the animals at a local shelter.



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