Synopsis & Book Info:
Davie Jones—an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi—is positive her life couldn’t be any worse. She has the meanest mother in the South, and on top of that, she’s pretty sure she’s ugly. Just when she’s resigned herself to her fate, she sees a movie that will change her life—Sixteen Candles. But in her case, life doesn’t imitate art. Tormented endlessly in school and hopelessly in unrequited love with a handsome football player, Davie finds it bittersweet to dream of Molly Ringwald endings. When a cruel school prank goes too far, Davie leaves the life she knows and reinvents herself in the glittery world of Hollywood—as a beautiful and successful lounge singer. Just as she’s about to ride off into the LA sunset, a million miles from where she started, the past comes back with a vengeance, threatening to crush Davie’s dreams—and break her heart again.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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Ernessa T. Carter has worked as an ESL teacher in Japan, a music journalist in Pittsburgh, a payroll administrator in Burbank, and a radio writer for American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest in Hollywood. Carter’s also a retired L.A. Derby Doll (roller derby). A graduate of Smith College and Carnegie Mellon University’s MFA program, she now lives in Los Angeles. 32 Candles is her first novel. She blogs at www.fierceandnerdy.com
I think I fell in love with a woman! Her character at least. The strength she didn't even know she had, makes me wonder if I have some of it in me too.
I really loved this book, can you tell?!
Davie is a girl that came from the worst life you can imagine, but didn't let it bring her down. She used that existence to better herself in every way. It didn't always mean having material things, but the morals and values she encompassed were by far worth more.
I definitely didn't want this one to end, and am anxiously hoping Ernessa writes some more about Davie.
Recommend? Most definitely!
~I received a copy from TLC Book Tours. I was not compensated for my opinion.~