Review: Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell

Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: July 2nd 2015
Publisher: Orion
Point of View: 1st Person, Feminine & Alternative
Recommended Age: 14+
Genres & Themes: Adult, Contemporary, Psychological, Mystery


An enthralling portrait of two haunted young women, this remarkable debut novel explores the very nature of survival.

Everyone thought we were dead.

We were missing for nearly two months; we were twelve. What else could they think?

They were glad to have us back, of course. But nothing was the same. It was as if we had returned from the dead, as if we were tainted somehow. We were not the same.

And it was true, though not in the way they thought.

Lois and Carly-May are just twelve years old when they’re abducted and imprisoned for two months. That summer, under the watchful gaze of their kidnapper, they form a bond which will never be broken… Decades later, both Lois and Carly-May have built new lives and identities for themselves.

Lois and Carly-May are drawn together again to face the truth of their beautiful, terrible story. Continue reading