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READ & DOWNLOAD Putting Makeup on Dead People Jen Violi ¶ 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ó Putting Makeup on Dead People 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 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The younger sister Linnie is rebellious in the form of wild hair color choices and Donna herself is slightly withdrawn and maybe a little morose Only the eldest brother seems to have cleanly moved on succeeding at college and a healthy relationshipIt was a uiet novel What starts as Donna being portrayed as a uiet girl is slowly revealed to be a girl changed by her father s early death She s very much in her own head throughout the book I think that s why you don t notice how little interaction with others Donna really has I felt like at first she could just be super uiet Her reactions to things are uirky and unexpected When her new BF Liz is called a spitfire Donna asks if this means Liz is like a dragon Perceptive yesnormal response no Donna s mother would like nothing than to see her daughter at the local University of Dayton working towards a degree in communications Apparently under the misunderstanding that a communications degree will help Donna learn to interact with people better lol But it s this unusual view the inability to present to the world what they want to hear that allows her to become such a sympathetic morticianYep Donna s great goal in life is to become a mortician Lets just say that a girl withdrawn after her father s death becoming obsessed with a career in funerals freaks everyone out Freaks But seeing how well Donna takes to the job s unusual skill set how happy the job makes her clears away any stray thoughts of the depressing It also helps that the brothers running the local funeral home are happy normal and super supportive It was cool to see the insight into this career the book gave It really seems like it could be super rewardingThat is if you can get over putting the makeup on dead peopleAlso the afore mentioned best friend Liz really jump starts Donna s transformation Liz helps bring Donna back into a relationship with her Aunt Selena who is a witch Another sub theme of this book is a discussion of religion Donna s family are devout Catholic Thus Aunt Selena has been banned from the family because of her Wiccan religion While Aunt Selena s views on life may not be Donna s a big part of Donna s coming of age is understanding her own religious viewpoint and how it may differ in some ways from her traditional upbringingLike I said this was a uiet read I think it remained realistic and could have a great impact on someone if read at the right time in their life Someone on the brink of change heading off to college or dealing with the death of a loved one For myself while I understood the text and felt for the charactersit didn t pack as big of a punch Though I ll chalk it up to reading it at the wrong time Put this one in your back pocket for a rainy afternoon or a suggestion for a teen dealing with a lot of change in their lifehttpthelibrarianreadswordpresscom

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READ & DOWNLOAD Putting Makeup on Dead People Jen Violi ¶ 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ó Putting Makeup on Dead People 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. 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 redemption and finding your way backDonna Parisi s been floating in a uiet space ever since her father passed away She goes to school she pretends to be normal but she s just drifting through life Until the day one of her classmates dies and she finds herself back at the funeral parlor where her dad was waked Surprisingly Donna finds herself intrigued by the prospect of working on dead people and a conversation with the owner of the funeral home guides her path to mortuary school But finding her career doesn t mean everything is a ok in Donna s life The path to recovery and change proves longer and much arduous Donna s got a great voice It s straightforward moving with the most surprising touches of humor In fact the main reason this book rates three stars in my book three and a half to be exact is because it manages to infuse humor into a character and a situation that could so easily have descended into unmitigated angst Putting Makeup looks very clearly at the trauma faced by the people who get left behind when a loved one dies Donna s reactions are not always healthy or rational but her eventual message of change and redemption leaves the reader on an optimistic high However this book is far from being perfect The pacing of the book is slow to begin with and towards the middle third slows down almost unbearably Since this is almost entirely a character driven novel with next to no plot to speak of this is a bad thing Too many disconnected narratives are left hanging People that Donna reaches out to and connects with but who never get a solid fleshed out characterization Donna s friendship with Liz is touted as being significant but while Liz has the potential to be an interesting character she leaves town too often to actually be of any import in Donna s life and by the last third of the book has lost any significance to the plot whatsoever Similarly her brother Brendan ends up being a half and half sketch not entirely in the background but not a fully realized character either Donna makes a great effort to reach out to her Aunt Selena but apart from meeting her a couple of times and receiving sage advice that makes no impression on her there was absolutely no point to the introduction of that character The real movers in this plot are Donna and her mother and with them Violi has done a great job Donna s conflicted feelings about her mother moving on with her life her unwillingness to let go of the ghost of her father and her inability to rise above the fog of loss and inadeuacy surrounding her are all portrayed movingly I did get a little impatient with Donna s moping but since it eventually gave her the motivation to change her life I guess I can live with that The love angle in this book was interesting There s Tim the wanna be free spirit and Charlie the flower child who likes her from a distance and Donna s conflict between finding true love and settling for the first boy who actually displays interest in her even if he is a bit of an asshole I also liked the fact that this book intertwined religious themes in the plotline without getting preachy although I am not generally a fan of books with religious messages All in all Putting Makeup on Dead People was an interesting if somewhat slow read I like Violi s style and I ll definitely be looking out for her other books in the future Disclosure A copy of this ARC was provided to me by the publishers via Net Galley No external considerations affected this review Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe finds new life in an unexpected place a coffin Since her Monster Hunter Legion father's death Medea Stimmen four years ago Donna has gone through the motions of living her Non fidarti di nessuno friendships are empty she's clueless about what to do after high school graduation and her grief keeps her isolated cut off even ILLICIT LOVER from the one parent she has left That is until she's standing in The Glenn Gould Reader front of the dead body of a classmate at Brighton Brothers' Fune. 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    (PDF NEW) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] ↠ Jen Violi 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 one I climbed into Donna's back pocket and was totally wrapped up in her journey though this book I haven't rooted so hard for a character in a long time I just wanted everything to be all right for her She m

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Putting Makeup on Dead People (PDF NEW) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] ↠ Jen Violi FREE DOWNLOAD á ASICSRUNNINGSHOESOUTLET.US ¶ Jen Violi 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

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    (PDF NEW) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] ↠ Jen Violi I read this ARC via NetGalleyThree years after her father's death high school senior Donna is still feeling the

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    (PDF NEW) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] ↠ Jen Violi Jen Violi ¶ 1 CHARACTERS FREE DOWNLOAD á ASICSRUNNINGSHOESOUTLET.US ¶ Jen Violi This book had me from the prologue Donna is fourteen Her father is dying and it's time for her to say goodbye And I felt just exactly the same when I was nineteen and my father was dying and it was time for me to say goodbye It's rare for me to read a book about grief where I fully identify with the way the ma

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    FREE DOWNLOAD á ASICSRUNNINGSHOESOUTLET.US ¶ Jen Violi Jen Violi ¶ 1 CHARACTERS READ & DOWNLOAD 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 really knew what people meant when they said the voice was honest until I read books like t

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    (PDF NEW) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] ↠ Jen Violi Jen Violi ¶ 1 CHARACTERS 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 stra

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Putting Makeup on Dead People Jen Violi ¶ 1 CHARACTERS (PDF NEW) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] ↠ Jen Violi 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 i

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    Jen Violi ¶ 1 CHARACTERS FREE DOWNLOAD á ASICSRUNNINGSHOESOUTLET.US ¶ Jen Violi (PDF NEW) [Putting Makeup on Dead People] ↠ Jen Violi 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 finishing

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  • Hardcover
  • 326
  • Putting Makeup on Dead People
  • Jen Violi
  • English
  • 10 December 2020
  • 9781423134817