Big Mouth & Ugly Girl (Paperback)

By Joyce Carol Oates

HarperTeen, 9780064473477, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/13/2004)
Prebound (4/29/2003)
Hardcover (5/1/2002)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (1/1/2008)

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Big Mouth

No I did not. I did not, I did not. I did not say those things, and I did not plan those things. Won't It anyone believe me?

Ugly Girl

All right, Ugly Girl made a mistake. I'd told my mom what I'd heard in the cafeteria, and she'd told Dad. Evidently. I'd thought for sure they would want me to speak up for the truth.

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

Praise For Big Mouth & Ugly Girl

“Compelling. Honest and penetrating.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Believable, full-blooded characters. Convincing high-school back-drop.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A thought-provoking, character-driven drama.”
— ALA Booklist (starred review)

“A fast-moving, timely, compelling story.”
— School Library Journal

“A divinely readable novel, one of the finest and most provocative in any genre of late.”
— Ruminator Review

“A superb story bursting with themes relevant to high school life today.”
— Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Middle and high school kids will find a lot rings true in “Big Mouth and Ugly Girl.”
— San Francisco Chronicle

— Washington Post

“Should bring Oates a whole new generation of fans.”
— Denver Rocky Mountain News