Big mouth and ugly girl book

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Book Review: Big Mouth And Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf. Andrew Michael Hurley. Gary Lineker, Danny Baker. Matt Donaghy has always been a Big Mouth. But it's never gotten him in trouble -- until the day Matt is accused of threatening to blow up Rocky River High School. Ursula Riggs has always been an Ugly Girl. A loner with fierce, staring eyes, Ursula has no time for petty high school stuff like friends and dating -- or at least that's what she tells herself Ursula is content with minding her own business.
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Published 31.12.2018

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We use cookies on our website to improve your shopping experience. Please continue shopping if you are happy with this, or you can change your cookie preferences here. To purchase from this website, you will need to set cookies to Always Allow on your web browser. About Cookies. Hard-hitting, page-turning and celebratory of friendship in unlikely circumstances, Joyce Carol Oates' sure touch with small town life hits home in her first young adult novel. Subject to exceptions, we are happy to exchange or refund your purchase within 28 days of delivery.

Believable, full-blooded characters propel Oates's first YA novel past some plotting that doesn't quite add up. Ursula Riggs, a high school junior, has adopted a stance of invincible indifference "Since that day I woke up and knew I wasn't an ugly girl, I was Ugly Girl". Against her mother's wishes, she leaps to her classmate Matt Donaghy's defense when his throwaway joke about blowing up the school makes him a suspected terrorist, but then rebuffs Matt's overtures to friendship. Told in alternating perspectives Ursula's in first-person and Matt's in third , the novel intensifies even though Matt is quickly exonerated. Matt's friends ice him out, citing pressure from their parents, and his family receives hate mail. When Matt's family files suit against the school and his accusers, the hostilities escalate, and Matt nearly attempts suicide Ursula, again in the right place at the right time, saves him once more.

High school junior Matt Donaghy is considered an okay guy. He gets good grades, writes for the school paper, is in the Drama Club, and is known for his witty, if immature, humor. Students and teachers seem to like him. But one day he says something that makes a few classmates think he's out to bomb the school. The school principal is notified, the police are called in, and rumors are abuzz. Even his buddies doubt his innocence, and none of the guys come forward in his defense. There is, however, someone else who overheard Matt's statement and understood his mocking intent.

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1 thoughts on “Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

  1. Watch two high school outcasts find true friendship in the face of adversity and redefine bravery.

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