About the Book
A Groundhog Day meets Pretty in Pink mashup from author Laurie Boyle Crompton, Pretty in Punxsutawney tells the tale of a girl willing to look beneath the surface to see people for who they really are.
Andie is the type of girl who always comes up with the perfect thing to say…after it’s too late to say it. She’s addicted to romance movies—okay, all movies—but has yet to experience her first kiss. After a move to Punxsutawney, PA, for her senior year, she gets caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school, reliving those 24 hours again and again.
Convinced the curse will be broken when she meets her true love, Andie embarks on a mission: infiltrating the various cliques to find the one boy who can break the spell. What she discovers along the way is that people who seem completely different can often share the very same hopes, dreams, and hang-ups. And that even a day that has been lived over and over can be filled with unexpected connections and plenty of happy endings.
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In My Opinion
Laurie Boyle Crompton delivers a story that examines the social constrictions of high school with a nod (and big wink) and some iconic 80s movies such as Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
As Andie relieves her first day as a senior at a new high school repeatedly, she is convinced that true love’s first kiss will break the cycle. gets an insider view into the groups to see the hearts of the individuals. When she takes her focus from herself and gets to know her new classmates, she sees an issue with grouping individuals into categories.
With heart and humor, Pretty in Punxsutawney reminds readers that there is more to people than appearance, that friendships should not be limited to one social group, and that high school is hard—especially when you have to live the same day over and over.
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