Pretty Little Dirty

The best Pretty Little Dirty Creat Amanda Boyden Viral Books Amanda Boyden grew up the eldest of three daughters in Chicago and St Louis Currently she teaches in the English de

The best Pretty Little Dirty Creat Amanda Boyden Viral Books Amanda Boyden grew up, the eldest of three daughters, in Chicago and St Louis Currently she teaches in the English department of the University of New Orleans Previous positions include elderly companion, artist s model, gutter cleaner, dishwasher, science lab assistant, cancan dancer, tutor, stuntwoman, and bit part actress Until recently, Amanda worked as a contortionist and professional trapeze artist She proudly lists hanging high over the heads of Galactic and 311 in her life accomplishments.She is married to Canadian author Joseph Boyden Her first novel, Pretty Little Dirty was published in 2006.. Lisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend Celeste as just about perfect she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents As Lisa s own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise her mother has shut herself off in her bedroom for years Lisa joins the Diamond household, slipping into their rLisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend Celeste as just about perfect she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents As Lisa s own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise her mother has shut herself off in her bedroom for years Lisa joins the Diamond household, slipping into their routine of sit down suppers and soaking in the delicious normalcy of Diamond family life But what begins as the story of two young women living a charmed adolescence, one of mastering dance moves and the protocols of male female interaction, soon swirls into an intoxicating novel of art, music, and self destructive impulses as Lisa and Celeste dare each other ever onward.. Bestseller Ebook Pretty Little Dirty Ugh. Wasted time. Wasted trees. This book made me turn my back on a 'reading rule' that I set upon myself: "Once you start a book, FINISH IT". I didn't. I had stopped and started this book about three times, and well, I'm official done. This time I got further, but I stopped mid-way in and thought, "Life is too dang short for me to abuse myself by reading this crap any longer." See, I always try to be a good little reader so I can give a real objective review without someone rattling to me: "But you didn't finish the book! How do you know if it got better?!" Well, I did another no-no...I skipped ahead. I found out the conclusion and well, I'm SO glad that I didn't waste anymore time. Amanda Boyden, I'll admit, sets everything up grandly. Lisa and Celeste are two BFF!!!! growing up fast in Kansas City who have a love for art, music, and of course boys. Celeste is the beautiful and popular one of the two. She wears all the right stuff, says all the right things---EVERYTHING goes her way (nauseatingly so)---and Lisa worships her to the point where it goes beyond friendship and is just sickening. As the girls get older, they become even more reckless and uncontrollable, and like the book itself, it all goes downhill. It's not that I'm a prude. I've read some graphic/violent stories before and gotten squirmed out of my comfort zone wonderfully, but this book just dived into the unthinkable, the implausible. There are probably tons of girls who were brought up like Lisa and Celeste---rich, bratty, privileged, parents who turn a blind eye---but this book just kept getting more ridiculous as the pages turned. Reading this I felt like I was fucking Amish. I also began to feel that I did high school all wrong as well as college. I also began to feel that I must have had the meanest, strictest father in the world because half of the crap Lisa and Celeste dove into right BEFORE the parents eyes, my father would have literally kill me, brought me back to life, and then killed me again for, with my mother right there next in line. I should say that there were some comic relief embedded in around the parts where the girls get their 'carnal knowledge' on. The sex scenes were pure ridiculousness, just laughable and fantasy ridden. I had to check to make sure I wasn't reading some shitty fan fiction because it was just too out there. Then again, I must be meeting the wrong guys and totally missed the boat when it comes to Midwest guys from the early 80's, because these guys that Lisa and Celeste hooked up with were just... I've meet some sleezeballs, I even had a sleezeball for a prom date, but Boyden painted ALL these guys like raconteur Adonis' that it was just pure insanity reading it.Boyden does create the setting, the characters, and the environment extremely well, which was why I was glued from the beginning to about mid-way in, but what a way to throw it all that was great and gritty into the crapper and call it 'fiction'.
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  1. Amanda Boyden grew up, the eldest of three daughters, in Chicago and St Louis Currently she teaches in the English department of the University of New Orleans Previous positions include elderly companion, artist s model, gutter cleaner, dishwasher, science lab assistant, cancan dancer, tutor, stuntwoman, and bit part actress Until recently, Amanda worked as a contortionist and professional trapeze artist She proudly lists hanging high over the heads of Galactic and 311 in her life accomplishments.She is married to Canadian author Joseph Boyden Her first novel, Pretty Little Dirty was published in 2006.

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  1. Ugh Wasted time Wasted trees This book made me turn my back on a reading rule that I set upon myself Once you start a book, FINISH IT I didn t I had stopped and started this book about three times, and well, I m official done This time I got further, but I stopped mid way in and thought, Life is too dang short for me to abuse myself by reading this crap any longer See, I always try to be a good little reader so I can give a real objective review without someone rattling to me But you didn t fini [...]


  2. lost potential is a bitter pill for me to swallow when i start falling in love with a book i really resist falling out of love with it but, alas, lost potential is exactly the situation of pretty little dirty a tale of two best friends growing up in kansas city during the late 70 s and 80 s their dynamic together is endearing one friend celeste is a kind hearted beauty while the other friend lisa, also the narrator is a witty adventure seeker both girls have issues at home and they quickly becom [...]


  3. Or best friends for life on speed and punk rock This sums up Pretty Little Dirty by Amanda Boyden Taglines of a novel that falls short in the way of genius, but is at least entertaining.Boyden s main character, Lisa, is self loathing, short tempered and short sighted She worships her best friend which I can understand being prone to best friend worship myself but fails to recognize the love she receives back It is an error in perception that she also inflicts upon her mentally ill mother She lac [...]


  4. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this book When I began the book, I loved Lisa and Celeste They reminded me a lot of my high school years My best friend and I had the same sort of relationship and our own rebellious streak though it was nowhere near as bad as some of the things these girls do As the story progressed I became a little detatched from them because they had become so wild Normally, this kind of thing wouldn t affect me too much with these two, it bothered me because the [...]


  5. The book pretty little dirty by Amanda Boyden is told from the perspective of two best friends Lisa and Celeste although you don t actually know this until the end It s the tale of their high school years with a few younger years stories thrown in and how they went from the smartest, prettiest and most popular girls in high school to college drop outs who sell drugs out of their home.Although older people may be a bit appalled by this story, I think it s very relevant to kids today GIRLS today I [...]


  6. Wow This book very much mirrors my life as a teenager young adult although these girls overachieved than I did and also fell further I know some people will bristle at the poor little rich girl element of it but I felt it really showed what it s like when you re trying to break away from unrealistic pressures and expectations Boyden really captured the way that teenage girls are when they are stretching their world view and exploring their sexuality I could really relate to a lot of it There ar [...]


  7. Growing up can be a hard thing, yet it s something we all go through Some of us earlier in life and some later In Amanda Boyden s Pretty Little Dirty you see both You see the beauty of becoming of age and you see the ugly You see it through someone who s going through it However, as an adolescent myself I feel that this book could potentially teach other kids like me to take the wrong path Such as, drugs and alcohol On the other hand, it shows you the consequences if you do take the wrong path, [...]


  8. I had the occasion to meet the author, Mrs Boyden, one memorable evening at Handsome Willy s in New Orleans the night of the Saints Bears game to decide who would go to the Super Bowl in 2007 Sitting at the bar I and the entire bar were reveling in a rare opportunity Mrs Boyden was on my left while her husband, Mr Boyden, also a writer, shmoozed in the crowd As we were obviously both routing for the same team, in a town like New Orleans where pretension is truly non existent, we had a very long [...]


  9. Coming of age books are my favorite how many times have I said this , so I judge these types of books way harshly I ve read two beautifully written coming of age books this year Pretty Little Dirty isn t one of them Was this book horrible No However, it was one of those books that took me way too long to read due to lack of enthusiasm on my part Any book that turns you off of reading for awhile doesn t deserve much praise, even if the book isn t the worst you ve ever read This book simply wasn [...]


  10. Surprising ending I really enjoyed this book I felt the happiness I felt the pain But while I enjoyed it, I can imagine this book isn t for everyone.Lisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend, Celeste Diamond, as just about perfect she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents As Lisa s own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise, she joins the Diamond household, slipping into their routine of sit down supper [...]


  11. This book, which is a coming of age tale of two young women in the seventies, may have been a gutsy debut work, but I couldn t find any coherence in the story s events The scandalous or erotic events which apparently shape these girls lives seem of no real use other than to shock the audience this, to me, is not art There were, however, instances of good descriptive language, both objective and subjective, with interchange and balance between the two Overall, however, I do not recommend this boo [...]


  12. Dumb Cliched plot two friends, one is beautiful and rich and perfect, and the other one is down to earth and always in her shadow , VERY irritating characters the girls are both spoiled brats who always get what they want , out of nowhere plot shift towards the end of the book, and random ridiculous ending also, strange intercalary chapters that made no sense whatsoever.


  13. This book talks about a childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood that doesn t match mine at all, but while reading it I feel like it could have been mine There s an intensity to it that I really love It s the story of two girls who are best friends from sixth grade to the first year in college They re smart and yet they re ultimate bad girls I will definitely re read this.


  14. Enjoyable read I liked the book and got sucked in by the characters, but can t say I loved it and I m not sure if I d recommend it to a friend I didn t care for the end in regard to Celeste A fun read though, one that I think anyone who was once a teenager especially a teenage girl could enjoy.


  15. As a mom, this book terrified me As a reader, it enthralled me I read so much that I don t recommend that many books to my husband This is one I insisted he read.


  16. I absolutely loved this book It s wild, filthy, grungy, yet it still manages to be beautiful in its own way The way the author portrays these two young girls and their lives are as realistic and true as they could get Her content is mature, but not to the point that it s excessively explicit, and I like that balance she has The characters and their families had very distinct and realistic qualities that actually made you wish you knew them A beautiful and twisted story of what it s really like f [...]



  17. The thirst for knowledge and maturity, combined with girly teenage hormones, places best friends Lisa and Celeste on a quick path to destruction Lisa, having gone through a tough upbringing, desires the wealth, strength, and adventure she sees in her friend Celeste Little does she know that those very qualities are what will cause them both to spin out of control Together, this pair awaken their dull high school lives in Missouri by loitering at art museums, hooking up with mysterious older boys [...]


  18. From Lisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend Celeste as just about perfect she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents As Lisa s own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise her mother has shut herself off in her bedroom for years Lisa joins the Diamond household, slipping into their routine of sit down suppers and soaking in the delicious normalcy of Diamond family life But what begins as the story of tw [...]


  19. I didn t think this one was quite what it advertised itself to be I don t think the writing was bad, but the whole thing seemed like kind of a sloppy first draft to me There wasn t enough tension and building leading up to the climax, although you sort of know all along where the book is headed it was like This is what happened the first year, and This is what happened the second year, and so on and so on till college, when it was as though the author realized she was 300 pages deep and needed [...]


  20. Just finished this book a few day ago and it is still weighing on my mind Lisa starts her narration at the age of 12 when she first meets her best friend and partner in crime literally Both girls are very gifted, smart and attractive although Lisa only see s these qualities in Celeste and has rather low self esteem herself The main part of the book is all about their lives from the age of 12 through high school and thier very special freindship However this book is not the warm fuzzy kind prepar [...]


  21. Pretty Little Dirty is the debut novel by Amanda Boyden The book, which seems loosely based on Boyden s life, was wonderfully written It tells the story of two best friends, Lisa and Celeste, and follows them from the time they meet in sixth grade, through their mid 20s Not only does the book follow their friendship, it also portrays the idea of two young women trying to find themselves, all the while getting lost The book starts in Missouri and follows the girls into college in Wisconsin and Be [...]


  22. My friend Ginny at McGill always says that when she reads a novel or sees a film about train wrecky, doom haunted girls she always asks herself a question would DoctorM date these girls In this case Celeste and Lisa, the heroines of Amanda Boyden s Pretty Little Dirty , the answer is clearly Yes Both of them Instantly Pretty Little Dirty is a dark, funny, sexy, scary coming of age noir novel that follows the two heroines from a posh Kansas suburb to early 80s punk and hardcore clubs in Californi [...]


  23. I thought that it was a great book It was extremely well written as well as had a lot of meaning behind it Many people were saying that the author only showed the side of drugs and sex that do not have a bad side but I believe that it is up to the reader to determine what they think of it Personally I read the book and was fascinated by it but I understood that I would never do the things that they did in this book I believe that I will read the book again in a couple years It was extremely well [...]


  24. My second book I read by Amanda Boyden, but her first I like this one much better I like the story about two best friends from teenage years There are artful breaks between the chapters with seemingly single standing descriptions of band groupies, I am not a big fan of those kind of artistics moves, it seems too anxious But it gives the hint what its going to happen with the two girls not a good future It is well written, but with very coarse language another stylistic device I dont like very mu [...]


  25. I still don t know why Celeste was so amazingI know she was beautiful and had that it factorbut I guess otherwise it was just the best friend envy worship thing I saw the characters as shallow overall and the story seemed to go on on and with no depth either.I had read Babylon Rolling first and thought it was excellent.ex characters in a well developed storyline I was definitely disappointed here.


  26. I had higher expectations than this book deserved The depiction of the two girls friendship is interesting, but I didn t really see the trajectory between experimentation and curiosity to out and out drug addiction and abuse of drugs, sex, etc This book tried to make an avalanche out of a light snowfall sorry for the snow imagery, the girls do a lot of coke towards the end and it didn t really come together despite a good beginning.


  27. This is an amazing book about truth, lies, love and lust The sweet girl in this book very much reminded me of myself when I was in grade school but as I read her story and I realized what her choices lead to i decided to set a different path The love between the two friends never dims but does get misplaced in Celeste s pursuit to find herself All and all an amazing book,a little racey at times but it gets you into the book I highly reccomend it.


  28. The first half of this novel is outstanding Celeste and Lisa have a friendship that outshines even the best aspects of this book It transfers the reader back in time forty years and shoots us straight into the plot.I loved the voice and emotion.The second half, though remaining in its clear voice and character, almost turns into literotica Though I realize the teenage years are full of pornographic things, the sudden turn toward literotica ruined the book for me.


  29. One of my students left this behind, so I read it on the long sail home It s a somewhat trite coming of age story about two girls who go through life together as best friends I always enjoy reading about the childhood s of people who grew up in a different era than I did, though, and their inevitable descent into the bad life happens to include an interesting glimpse into the early eighties hardcore scene.


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