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Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block
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Pretty Dead (edition 2009)

by Francesca Lia Block

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Title:Pretty Dead
Authors:Francesca Lia Block
Info:HarperTeen (2009), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 208 pages
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The cover drew me in, even though I feel as if vampires have been overdone lately and far too often I find myself reading the same story with a different title. But this novel is eloquently written and not your run-of-the-mill teen vampire love story. Throughout the entire novel Charlotte's grief and depression can be felt. I find myself filled with sympathy for her loss. Otherwise the book falls emotionally flat.
It is not often that you get to hear of a vampires past. Sure, they've lived 100 years, but what was the Holocaust like? In Pretty Dead Charlotte shares the horrors of the past with you. It sounds incredible to live for eternity, but this novel reminds you that humanity and love are more important. I do wish that there was more on the fact that Charlotte was a vampire. You could exchange the word vampire for immortal and you'd practically have the same story. Overall this one falls short for me. ( )
  manka23 | Aug 10, 2017 |
Like most Francesca Lia Block books this book is all about ambiance. The prose makes it very easy to feel what the characters are feeling. Narration jumps around and various parts of the story are told by different people. It's a quick satisfying read that reminds me of the book Silver Kiss.
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  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Like most Francesca Lia Block books this book is all about ambiance. The prose makes it very easy to feel what the characters are feeling. Narration jumps around and various parts of the story are told by different people. It's a quick satisfying read that reminds me of the book Silver Kiss.
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  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Like most Francesca Lia Block books this book is all about ambiance. The prose makes it very easy to feel what the characters are feeling. Narration jumps around and various parts of the story are told by different people. It's a quick satisfying read that reminds me of the book Silver Kiss.
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  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Like most Francesca Lia Block books this book is all about ambiance. The prose makes it very easy to feel what the characters are feeling. Narration jumps around and various parts of the story are told by different people. It's a quick satisfying read that reminds me of the book Silver Kiss.
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  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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From Amazon (ISBN 0061547859, http://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Dead-Fra...)

People pity me, but mostly they feel envy. I have all the luxury and freedom a girl my age could want.

Something is happening to Charlotte Emerson. Like the fires that are ravaging the hills of Los Angeles, it consumes her from the inside out. But whether it is her eternal loneliness, the memory of her brother, the return of her first love, or the brooding, magnetic Jared—she cannot say. What if it's something more . . .

Something to do with the sudden tear in her perfect nails. The heat she feels when she's with Jared. The blood rushing once again to her cheeks and throughout her veins.

For Charlotte is a vampire, witness to almost a century's worth of death and destruction. But not since she was a human girl has mortality touched her.
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Beautiful vampire Charlotte finds herself slowly changing back into a human after the mysterious death of her best friend.

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