Prettiest Doll by Gina Willner-Pardo
Everyone says Olivia is pretty. She has been winning beauty pageants since she was three. Now, at thirteen, she's preparing for the Prettiest Doll competition. It should be just another pageant, except that somehow it isn't. Liv is afraid that "pretty" is all people see when they look at her. She wants to know she's more than that. She gets a chance to find out when she meets a runaway named Dan, who looks much younger than his fifteen years. Together they set off for what turns out to be a journey of discovery, finding out about family secrets, each other, and themselves. The story of two teens making their way in the world preoccupied with physical appearance sparkles with wry humor, a first romance, and a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the world of beauty pageants.
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