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Title: Putting Makeup on Dead People
Author: Jen Violi
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Pages: 336 (Hardcover)
It's been four years
since Donna Parisi's father passed away, but it might as well have been
four days. Donna makes conversation and goes through the motion, but she
hasn't really gotten on with life. She's not close with anyone, she
doesn't have a boyfriend and she's going to college at the local
university with a major that her mother picked. But one day Donna has an
epiphany. She wants to work with dead people. She wants to help people
say goodbye and she wants to learn to love a whole person--body and
soul. She wants to live her life and be exceptional...at loving, at
grieving and at embalming and cremating,too. Even as she makes the
decision, things start to change. Donna makes friends with the
charismatic new student, Liz. She notices the boy, Charlie, at her table
and realizes that maybe he's been noticing her, too. And she begins to
forgive the rest of her family for living their lives while she's been
Jennifer Violi's gentle, moving story of a girl
who finds a life in the midst of death will appeal to any reader who's
felt stuck and found inspiration in an unexpected place.
I'm not sure what it is, but this book just sounds really interesting. And the cover is gorgeous.