By Lisa Yee

ISBN-10: 0545229804

ISBN-13: 9780545229807

Lisa Yee makes her YA debut with this hilarious novel a couple of charm-school dropout who turns into a drop-dead charmer on a quest for her father in California.

Meet Maybelline Mary Katherine Mary Ann Chestnut, named for 2 omit Americas and her mom Chessy's favourite model of mascara. Chessy teaches the scholars in her attraction university her Seven opt for ideas for younger girls, yet she won't inform probably who her genuine father is — or defend her from her newest scuzzball boyfriend.

So perhaps grabs a trip to California together with her neighbors Hollywood and Thammasat Tantipinichwong Schneider (aka Ted) — and what she unearths there's humorous, unhappy, precise, and encouraging . . . classic Lisa Yee.

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Lisa Yee makes her YA debut with this hilarious novel a few charm-school dropout who turns into a drop-dead charmer on a quest for her father in California.

Meet Maybelline Mary Katherine Mary Ann Chestnut, named for 2 omit Americas and her mom Chessy's favourite model of mascara. Chessy teaches the scholars in her allure university her Seven decide upon principles for younger girls, yet she won't inform perhaps who her genuine father is — or guard her from her newest scuzzball boyfriend.

So possibly grabs a trip to California together with her associates Hollywood and Thammasat Tantipinichwong Schneider (aka Ted) — and what she unearths there's humorous, unhappy, actual, and encouraging . . . classic Lisa Yee.

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Mom, wake up! Can you hear me? ” I looked around frantically, then snatched a washrag off the sink. As I dabbed it over her bloodied face, I became aware again of Ethan standing in the doorway, his blue eyes now wide and teary. “Mommy slipped,” he whispered, and I noticed a clear, slick puddle on the f loor in front of the refrigerator. Hand trembling, I dipped a f inger in the goo and sniffed. Vegetable oil? What the hell? I wiped more blood off her face and noticed a small gash on her temple, nearly invisible beneath blood and hair.

I snapped, plunking him into a dining chair. THE IRON KING 53 He actually tried to hit me, the little ingrate. I resisted the urge to smack him. “God, you’re being snotty today. Sit there and be quiet. ” When the pizza came out, he fell on it like a wild thing, not waiting for it to cool. Astonished, I could only stare as he tore through the slices like a starved dog, barely stopping to chew as he gulped it down. Soon, his face and hands were smeared with sauce and cheese, and the pizza was rapidly diminished.

He took one look at her pale, bandaged face, threw a f it, and insisted they go to the hospital. Luke can be stubbornly persistent when he needs to be, and Mom eventually buckled under the pressure. She was still calling out instructions to me—take care of Ethan, don’t let him stay up too late, there’s frozen pizza in the fridge—as Luke bundled her into his battered Ford and roared off down the driveway. As the truck turned a corner and vanished from sight, the chilly silence descended on the house once more.

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