A disturbing and powerful psychological thriller about a girl who must piece together the mystery of her kidnapping and abuse, Pretty Girl-13 is a haunting yet ultimately uplifting story about the healing power of courage, hope, and love.
Angie Chapman was thirteen years old when she ventured into the woods on a Girl Scout camping trip. Now she's returned home...only to find that it's three years later and she's sixteen—or at least that's what everyone tells her. What happened to the last three years of her life?
With a tremendous amount of courage, Angie embarks on a journey to discover the fragments of her lost time. She eventually discovers a terrifying secret and must decide: What do you do when you remember things you wish you could forget?
Perfect for fans of books like Elizabeth Scott's Living Dead Girl and Kathleen Glasgow's Girl in Pieces.
Praise For Pretty Girl-13…
— Lauren Myracle, New York Times Bestselling author of Shine and Bliss
“It’s a harrowing journey with no shortage of creepy moments and imagery, and readers should be fascinated by Angie’s efforts to put her life and mind in order after years of abuse.”
— Publishers Weekly
— ALA Booklist
“Readers interested in psychological explorations will appreciate and admire Angie’s struggles and journey.”
— School Library Journal
“Readers...will certainly find themselves emotionally involved in [Angie’s] story from beginning to end.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A story of survival and resilience that will haunt you long after you turn the last page.”
— Cinda Williams Chima
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062127372, 352pp.
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
About the Author
Liz Coley's short fiction has appeared in Cosmos magazine and speculative fiction anthologies. Her passions beyond reading and writing include singing, photography, and baking. She plays competitive tennis locally in Ohio to keep herself fit and humble.
With a background in science, Liz follows her interest in understanding "the way we work" down many interesting roads. Pretty Girl-13's journey into the perilous world of dissociative identity disorder is one of them.