professornana (professornana) wrote,

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>
Tags: death and dying
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