This is a story about three generations of southern women living in the same house. And despite their flaws, you can’t help but be endeared to them and root for their success. A Grown Up Kind of Pretty switches back & forth between the three characters: Big, Liza, & Mosey. Each person tells their own story. Sometimes they know what’s going on in the other person’s life. But much of the time they don’t, which only makes the novel that much more interesting. Big is a mother hen. Liza is sort of a bad girl gone good. And Mosey is your typical eye rolling teenager who reminds you of how separated a teenager’s world can be from their parents’. This novel is very smartly written. Joshilyn Jackson is an amazing writer. And you will enjoy the way she narrates the book. Bravo!
I just finished listening to this book in less than a week (Mon-Fri, no weekends!) which should indicate how much I thoroughly enjoyed it. Johshilyn Jackson's voice was great for this story of three intriguing southern women and their journey to get through their "trouble year". I will definitely be listening to more of Ms. Jackson's books, and recommending to my friends.
First book for me by this author and I really liked the story. It was a bonus that the author read it so well. Nice change from my usual books.
Really enjoyed this book. Had some predictable moments, however overall was an all around good book. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys light reads.
This is an amazing story. Although initially it seems that the descriptive language is arduious, the story does eventually grab you and you learn to love how she describes ever action and emotion as if it's in slow motion. I very much enjoyed this book!
I really enjoyed A Grown Up Kind of Pretty...After finishing the book, I was reminded that the author was also the narrator. She did a FANTASTIC job of bringing the characters to life.
Fabulous, entertaining, endearing.
Maybe it was the southern accent and setting but I thought this was entertaining in the same way that 'The Help' was. Strong female characters that worm their way right into your heart.
The melting butter accent! She could read the alphabet and I would be gripped.
I love 'Big' and I need her to move in and be my mum. Her unconditional love, the way she fights for her girls, she is engaging.
Buy this! I'm recommending it to everyone I can.
I haven't read the print version but I think Joshilyn Jackson's reading of the book adds a lot to it!
I can only compare Joshilyn Jackson's books to others she also writes. If there is another author out there who writes as humorously and wonderfully as she does, I'd like to know so I can listen to their books also.
I've listened to all of her books. I've loved them all.
I loved the ending but also sad to see it end.
I was so excited to see another book out by Joshilyn Jackson! Her books are always so entertaining and funny, even when they are sad. The characters are wonderful and I love that she reads her own books. She becomes the characters and I can't imagine anyone else reading them.
I've listened to each book of hers and loved them all.
Hope she writes another one real soon!
The story was good--all three of the main characters had storylines that I enjoyed. I was equally invested in each character's story.
Without giving out a spoiler, it was when Big drove Mosey home.
I was very hesitant to get the audiobook because the author read it. In hindsight, my reasoning that the author's reading her own book wouldn't be good doesn't make sense even to me. She knows the characters best and did an amazing job of bringing them to life. I can't imagine anybody else doing the book justice. I've read almost all, if not all, of Jackson's novels and this is definitely my favorite--and I think it's because Jackson read it.
I'm a dog lover, so it was when Mosey saved Pogo. I was yelling,
Definitely worth the credit!