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15 November 2011 @ 12:00 pm
Putting Makeup on Dead People  


PUTTING MAKEUP ON DEAD PEOPLE (Hyperion 2011) is certainly a title destined to make browsers pause and give the book a second glance. The cover will make it a good long glance, I'll warrant. Jen Violi gives readers an interesting career choice in the form of Donna, a teen who has seen dying and death up close. She is fascinated rather than repelled by it, and plans to study mortuary science after high school. You can imagine how this decision goes over with her mother and her friends. Issues of faith, family, reverence for the dead, and even romance are blended skilfully in this novel, one that readers who like Sarah Dessen will find of interest. <580>
 
 
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alonawilson on November 15th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Putting Makeup on Dead People
This book looks interesting to me in a strange sort of way. Does Donna find comfort in dealing with the dead?
Shawna FordShawna Ford on November 17th, 2011 09:32 am (UTC)
Interesting!
The cover and title are definitely something that will grab teens attention! Mortuary science? Very imaginative, if not a little creepy!
hulsinator50 on November 18th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
Putting Makeup on Dead People
Oddly enough in college, I worked with someone who was going to mortuary school. She had very interesting stories. It is a topic no one really discusses and I am curious how the author addressed the storyline.
draganreader on November 18th, 2011 12:20 pm (UTC)
to read
This sounds like a book that I would enjoy reading. I will have to put it on my list.