13-year-old Olivia has been competing in beauty pageants since the age of three, but lately she's been feeling boxed in by her beauty. A boy who is struggling with his own appearance and a shared journey show Liv she has choices and resources—that life offers more than praise and prizes for being beautiful.
About the Author
Gina Willner-Pardo is the author of 15 books, including Jason and the Losers and Figuring Out Frances, which won the Bank Street College of Education Josette Frank Award. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Praise for Prettiest Doll…
"This is a sweet and gentle offering."—Booklist
"Willner-Pardo deftly captures the complexity of adolescence as these resilient teens endeavor to define their identities and establish control over their lives."—Kirkus
"Willner-Pardo gives Olivia a realistically conflicted narrative voice . . . [Olivia's] growth is organic and genuine."—Publishers Weekly