By: Sarra Manning
Reviewer: Lily Pollard
Description from Goodreads:
Brie is in love with Lancôme Juicy Tubes, Louis Vuitton accessories, and her gay best friend Charlie, who is in love with 1960s pop art, 1980s teen movies, and serial heartbreaker Walker, who has ever only been in love with his VW Bug, until he meets Daisy . . . who is too busy hating everyone to know what love is. Set in London, this girl-loves-boy-loves-boy-lovesgirl romp is set against a theatrical production of The Taming of the Shrew, and features enough on- and off-stage drama to satisfy teens looking for a beach read—or a read all year round.
Pretty Things is about four people-Brie, Charlie, Walker, and Daisy-who are going to be in a play together. These four people alternate who is talking every chapter, and they show that there is always more “under the skin” than just the exterior of a person. This book shows that four totally different people can learn to get to like each other, and also it shows that love and friendship can come when you least expect it.
I liked this book overall. Some of it wasn’t so great, and I didn’t agree with some things, but I did enjoy it. Pretty Things was a quick and easy read and pretty simple to follow. I thought that it kept my attention at most times, and I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened. All in all, I did enjoy this book and would recommend it to other people.