Such a Pretty Face Short Stories About Beauty
Such a Pretty Face
Short Stories About Beauty
  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2007
  • Price: $19.95
  • Trim Size: 5 x 7 34
  • ISBN: 0-8109-1607-X
  • EAN: 9780810916074
  • Page Count: 288
  • Format: Hardcover

With stories by acclaimed and exciting new YA writers:

Louise Hawes
J. James Keels
Ron Koertge
Chris Lynch
Norma Fox Mazer
Lauren Myracle
Jamie Pittel
Anita Riggio
Mary Ann Rodman
Ellen Wittlinger
Jacqueline Woodson
Tim Wynne-Jones

A stellar line-up of young adult writers examines our relationship with beauty in stories that haunt, amuse, stir, and fascinate.

A beauty queen with a chin-hair problem, an aspiring model who would rather take pictures than be in them, a boy in love with the gorgeous nurse he's never seen, a girl named Beauty who feels like anything but—the teenagers in these dozen stories feel the power of beauty, whether it's to trap, save, torment, or comfort. In an era when image seems to have triumphed over virtue and reason, this timely, discussion-provoking collection asks young readers to think about what is truly beautiful.

About the author

Ann Angel is the author of six author biographies and works of criticism. She graduated from Vermont College’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program and currently teaches writing at the college level. She lives in Wisconsin.