Pretty Face by Mary Hogan

September 14, 2008 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

A quick YA read for a rainy Sunday morning. Hayley lives in Southern California – and does not fit the ideal of a blonde beach babe. Both she and her mother struggle with weight issues and after her crush asks her to see if her best friend will go out with him, Hayley stuffs her emotions by stuffing a large pepperoni pizza in her mouth. The next day is is forced to attend weight watchers type session with her mother, which she runs out of. Upon returning home her parents have decided to send her to live in Italy for the summer with her mother’s college roommate. Not terribly realistic to me – but ok.

So Hayley is off to Italy where in true YA novel fashion she finds herself and falls in love. The descriptions of Rome and the Italian countryside were excellent and I thought Hayley was a well-drawn character. However, the ending and her romance with Enzo, left much to be desired.

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