The Alice Burton Book Set
Buy Jamie Beth Cohen’s debut WASTED PRETTY, and its sequel LIMINAL SUMMER, together at a discount.
During junior year of high school, star student and stellar lacrosse player Alice Burton grew four inches, and, thanks to her mom’s experimental health food products, shed twenty pounds. Alice has mixed feelings about her surprising transformation.
On the plus side: Chris Thompson, the hot college guy she has a crush on, talks to her.
On the minus side: Her dad's creepy friend, professional athlete Karl Bell, lets his eyes, and his hugs, linger too long.
After a disturbing encounter in a dark hallway, Alice realizes the response some men have to her new body isn’t just disgusting, it’s dangerous. Her life is further complicated by her parents’ crumbling finances and the family’s entanglement with Karl.
Set in Pittsburgh in 1992, Wasted Pretty is about a girl determined to protect her body, her future, and her heart.
Recent college graduate Alice Burton typically has a Plan A, B, and C. But now that her decisions have real consequences, she’s feeling the delayed after-effects of the night her life was rocked by twin disasters—an injured father and a serious betrayal. Eager to start her “real life” somewhere other than her sleepy college town, she’s laser-focused on a prestigious fellowship in New York City, but her acceptance hasn’t arrived yet and she hasn’t bothered with a back-up plan. Meanwhile, her father assumes she’ll come home to Pittsburgh to work for him—something she’s determined not to do. When blast-from-the-past Chris Thompson, who she might still be in love with, shows up, Alice questions everything, including herself.
Liminal Summer—the sequel to Jamie Beth Cohen’s Wasted Pretty—follows Alice as she wrestles with the choices she has, the person she wants to become, and all the spaces in between.
These books come signed by the author. If you would like a personal inscription, please note who the book/s should be made out to in the comments. Additionally, if you would like your book/s hand-delivered in Lancaster, PA (within 15 miles of Lancaster City), please note that in comments.