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Putting Makeup on Dead People

Free read ¶ Putting Makeup on Dead People ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ral Home At that moment Donna realizes what might just give her life purpose is comforting others in death That maybe who she really wants to be is a mortician This discovery sets in motion a life Donna never imagined was possible She befriends a charismatic new student Liz notices a boy Charlie and realizes that maybe he's been noticing her too and finds herself trying things she hadn't dreamed of trying before By taking risks Donna co. I read this ARC via NetGalleyThree years after her father s death high school senior Donna is still feeling the loss When she attends the funeral of a classmate she ends up talking to one of the men who run the funeral home and that s when she begins thinking about how she might like to work at a funeral home putting make up on dead people Most of her friends aren t too thrilled about her new career path with the exception of Liz the new girl who has a gift of making everything positive Liz s acceptance leads Donna to apply to a mortuary science collegeDonna s mother doesn t like her decision even as Donna begins a summer internship at the funeral home and starts to come to terms with her father s deathI first heard about this title from a webinar talking about new Spring 2011 titles and this sounded like a fun uirky book Unfortunately I found it lacking in uirky The story seemed to drag in places partially because the narrator has an emotional disconnect Nothing really seems to affect her until the very end when she s fighting with her mother She is clearly somewhat attracted to her friend Charlie but there is no flirting or anything Then she starts dating a college guy named Tim and they have a rather intimate encounter in the backseat of a car her sexual feelings for Tim seem to come out of nowhere and she seems extremely comfortable with her sexuality even though it doesn t seem like she ever had a boyfriend before or engaged in any of these sexual acts Charlie is a sort of serious hippie type and the way Donna flirts with him felt very out of sync Liz though she is a major part in the first half of the novel disappears at the end I understand that Donna was dealing with her emotional disconnect but I didn t like feeling the disconnect with her as a reader

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Free read ¶ Putting Makeup on Dead People ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Mes into her own diving into her mortuary studies with a passion and skill she didn't know she had in her And she finally understands that moving forward doesn't mean forgetting someone you loveJen Violi's heartfelt and funny debut novel is a story of transformation how one girl learns to grieve and say goodbye turn loss into a gift and let herself be exceptionalat loving applying lipstick to corpses and finding life in the wake of deat. The smooth glossy prose makes this book go down easily but I am not so sure that is a good thing There are four main strands to this story Donna s pursuit of becoming a mortician her strained relationship with her mother her love life and her spirituality The first strand and the only one that is prominently featured on the back blurb and summary is far and away the most interesting Donna s interest in mortuary science is uniue and the way the story takes us behind the scenes at a funeral home is fascinating and not morbid at all I was a little frustrated however that the story never truly answered the uestion of why Donna wants to be a mortician It seems to imply that it is just her calling and never really delves into uestions like if Donna s dad had never died would she still want to be a mortician This wouldn t be that big a flaw if the story itself had not raised the issue early on and then never delivered on the answer Donna s relationship with her mother is weird because both of the characters are written so unreasonably at different points and it s not always clear if the characters andor the story know how unreasonable they are being I remember being 18 and having terrible fights with my mom but the fights in this story seem to blow in out of the blue one of the characters will blow up out of nowhere or will seem to deliberately bait the other and then just sort of dissolve away because they love each other I never understood why Donna s mom came around on the issue of Donna being a mortician or if she really did and didn t just say so for the sake of preserving her relationship with her daughter or the issue of view spoilerAunt Selena hide spoiler

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Free read ¶ Putting Makeup on Dead People ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook In the spring of her senior year Donna Parisi finds new life in an unexpected place a coffin Since her father's death four years ago Donna has gone through the motions of living her friendships are empty she's clueless about what to do after high school graduation and her grief keeps her isolated cut off even from the one parent she has left That is until she's standing in front of the dead body of a classmate at Brighton Brothers' Fune. I m probably the only person that cried over this funny compassionate book about growing up discovering yourself and coping with life after the death of a loved one but we all know that I am a huge weepy sap anyway I love character driven stories and while this one doesn t exactly go where I expected because it is also largely plotless with a lot of interesting avenues mortuary school classes for example left unexplored it also gave me a satisfying meaningful experience I connected with Donna s slightly off sense of humor her observations of the people around her and her freuent insights into her own life that still don t result in immediate changes in her thinking or behavior Donna is confused and sad and hilarious and very real Violi s writing is expressive and uniue and she does a great job conveying complicated emotional stuff in small simple ways There s some really great stuff in here and I can t wait to see what Violi does next


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  1. says: (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People]

    (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Have you ever seen those ridiculously cheesy but adorable pictures of Anne Geddes babies? If you have anything close to a maternal instinct they're the sort of pictures that make you get misty eyed laugh a little and coo over the baby This was similar to my reaction to Putting Makeup on Dead People It's a surprising book about loss redemptio

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    (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] I'm probably the only person that cried over this funny compassionate book about growing up discovering yourself

  3. says: (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Jen Violi Ì 0 Read

    (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] The title of this book had me at hello The jacket flap sealed the deal The reading made me full of long and joy and delightFrom page

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    Jen Violi Ì 0 Read (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] I must admit I wanted to read this novel for the mortician aspect—I’ve always wanted to be a mortician I know it’s morbid but I’ve always had a weird fascination with death so I was easily able to connect with Donna on this level I had hoped for of the story to center around the funeral home and actually putting

  5. says: Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Jen Violi (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Jen Violi Ì 0 Read

    (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] I read this ARC via NetGalleyThree years after her father's death high school senior Donna is still feeling the loss When she attends the funeral of a classmate she ends up talking to one of the men who run the funeral home and that's when she

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    Free read Putting Makeup on Dead People Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Jen Violi Jen Violi Ì 0 Read This book had me from the prologue Donna is fourteen Her father is dying and it's time for her to say goodbye A

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    (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] The title the cover and the premise automatically made me want to read this book The cover's simple colourful and cute and the title is odd I'm also getting into realistic YA about family and grieving and the likeDonna is a realistic character with a clear uniue voice The first person narration is raw and extremely honest I never re

  8. says: (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Jen Violi Jen Violi Ì 0 Read

    (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Jen Violi Ì 0 Read Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Jen Violi The smooth glossy prose makes this book go down easily but I am not so sure that is a good thing There are four main strands to this story Donna's pursuit of becoming a mortician her strained relationship with her mother her love life and her spirituality The first strand and the only one that is prominently featured on the back blurb and sum

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Jen Violi (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] The synopsis that I had read for this title make it seem as though this tale is about Donna’s coming of age But really this book encompasses an entire family’s rebirth The Parisis lost their father to cancer a few years before the beginning of this novel and the plot opens while the family is still in some sort of stasis The mother remains loyal to her husband not dating not socializing The younger sister Linnie is rebellious in the fo

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Jen Violi Jen Violi Ì 0 Read (EPUB) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Putting Makeup on Dead People has sadly been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now untouched and unread What pulled me in was the bright red lips the funeral flowers and obviously that the cover picture is upside down After two almost three years reading this book and finally posting my review is long overdueDonna Parisi is

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  • Hardcover
  • 326
  • Putting Makeup on Dead People
  • Jen Violi
  • English
  • 14 March 2020
  • 9781423134817