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Publisher's Summary

Reminiscent of best-selling writers Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, critically acclaimed author Mary Monroe is a fresh voice in contemporary literature. In God Don't Like Ugly, she weaves a powerful tale of devastating abuse, the strength of friendship, and the burden of terrible secrets. Shy, overweight Annette Goode is only seven years old when Mr. Boatwright, a boarder in her house, begins sexually abusing her. She keeps this information to herself for years, until gorgeous, self-assured Rhoda Nelson becomes her new friend. Annette confides in Rhoda and finds the strength and courage to survive to adulthood. But Rhoda has skeletons in her closet that could doom them both.
©2000 Mary Monroe (P)2001 Recorded Books,LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tamela on 12-29-12

A great listen

Would you listen to God Don't Like Ugly again? Why?

Yes, there were several parts that were terrible to listen through but it's a story that many little girls have and are going through.

What did you like best about this story?

I like when Annette and her mom finally move away from Florida.

What about Denise Burse’s performance did you like?

Her voice was very good. Serious and sad when her voice needed to be and comical when needed.

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1 out of 5 stars
By anmlfan on 08-25-12

I finished it, but it was a struggle

Would you ever listen to anything by Mary Monroe again?

Probably not

How could the performance have been better?

The voices were whiny and began to grate on me after a while.

Any additional comments?

I'm not sure if it was the narration, the story, the characters, or the fact that my lack of sympathy for the main character makes me feel like a horrible human, but something about this book really turned me off. I finished listening to it, but it was painful. I am horrified at my lack of sympathy for the young girl in this story, but honestly, I just didn't find her situation realistic. Maybe if the author had done more to help me believe in her, or the narrator hadn't made me want to scream "JUST TELL YOUR DAM**D MOM, ALREADY, SO I CAN STOP LISTENING TO THIS BOOK!!" I may have been more on her side.

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