Ingrid Palmer

All Out of Pretty

Sixteen-year-old Andrea Hathaway knows what it’s like to be pretty. Thanks to her gorgeous, drug-addicted mother, she also knows where pretty can lead…As a straight-laced, straight-A student, Andrea plans on attending an Ivy League college and being as un-like her mother as possible. But a sudden tragedy forces her to move from the safety of her Gram’s house to the backwoods of Ohio with her mother and her mother’s drug-dealing boyfriend, Judd. Thrust into a dangerous new life, Andrea is coerced into working for Judd, and she quickly learns to keep her head down and her mouth shut. But soon she realizes that surviving isn’t enough; she must use her smarts to plan an escape–even if it means betraying her best friends and leaving her mother behind. All Out of Pretty is a story about the tenuous balance between right and wrong, strength and vulnerability. It explores the complexities of self-preservation as well as the pain, and beauty, of letting go.

Ingrid Palmer

Ingrid Palmer is a young adult author who writes stories about family dynamics, the nuances of friendship, and all the emotions that accompany the brave act of growing up. Originally from Ohio, she has always had a touch of the pioneer spirit. She once crewed a sailboat through the Georgian Bay, drove sled dogs in Quebec, and went river rafting in Germany. Ingrid now lives in a Colorado mountain town with her husband and two sons, surrounded by herds of elk, an occasional black bear, and endless evergreen trees. When not writing books or enjoying the great outdoors, she works as a freelance editor. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute. All Out of Pretty is her debut novel. Visit her online at

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