A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is the kind of novel that sweeps you into its' pages and doesn't let you go. Told from three different viewpoints, it is the story of Ginny (aka Big), Liza, and Mosey. Three generations of Slocumb women discovering each other's secrets while trying to keep the most important secret from destroying them all.
Whew! This book carried me away into the story that the author had to tell and into the lives of the Slocumb women. I was easily entranced as I began to uncover some of the hidden secrets with each of the main characters. The story was told from three different viewpoints which had me wary at first, because I think that it is something that is difficult to pull off. And pull off well at that....but that is just what this author did! Each voice for the women was different and distinct from one another. I didn't have any problem differentiating between the main characters when the viewpoints switched while I was reading. Actually it made the reading experience that much more unique as we were able to see how each character was affected by the different secrets revealed throughout the book. I loved how the different storylines connected and intertwined with one another. I thought at the beginning that I had the book figured out but by the end I had realized that I was completely wrong in my expectations. This is my third book by this author and she is now going on my must read list!
All in all, this was another amazing read by this author. I loved the characters that she created in this story and was sad to see the book end. This is a book that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. A very enjoyable read that had me thinking about it for days afterward. And if you haven't had the chance to read anything by this author I would also highly recommend Gods in Alabama. That was another amazing read as well!
Bottom Line: Another must read by this author!
Disclosure: I was lucky enough to get my copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley!