WASTED PRETTY BY JAMIE BETH COHEN (YA FIC) 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.