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Putting Makeup on Dead PeoplePutting Makeup on Dead People has sadly been sitting on my shelf America the Philosophical for a couple of years now untouched and unread What pulled me in was the bright red lips theuneral The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North flowers and obviously that the cover picture is upside down After two almost three years reading this book andinally posting my review is long overdueDonna Parisi is inishing up her senior year in high school graduating and soon starting her new life in at a local college The same college her brother is graduating rom this spring the same college her The Northman's Bride friends are attending and the same college her mom is pushing her to go to But things aren t that easy Donna is still dealing with the loss of herather who passed nearly our years ago and is living days in a robotic ashion Going to school going to church and ocusing on a college that she isn t sure she wants to go to Donna s life doesn t sure she wants to go to Donna s life doesn seem to have much meaning or much purpose any and days are starting to blendPutting Makeup On Dead People starts in a way not very many books I ve read start at a uneral But while everyone around is crying Leading the Way for the loss of theirellow student Donna is interested than anything else She observes the room they re in the casket sitting in ront and what the girl inside of the casket is wearing After the uneral Donna comes back to the Brighton Bothers Funeral Home curiously She knows its weird to be interested in dead people and its not something her The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace friends or girls of her age are thinking about but still she can t resistDonna is given alyer and application When Red Cried Wolf formor a mortuary school by one of the Brighton Brothers as well as ew lessons if she was interested Going against all of her mother s wishes Donna ills out the The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing form and accepts Mr Brighton s job offeringWith her new interest her new job and even herirst love Donna s life seems to have a sense of direction and purpose that it hasn t had since her ather had past years ago She knows what she wants in life and she s done doing what everyone else wants or expects her to It s her life and Donna is taking chargeThis title the cover and the synopsis are so bizarre that its hard *not to want to pick up this book While I would never be able to * to want to pick up this book While I would never be able to at a uneral home and handling dead bodies it was a topic that I ve read about before but really enjoyed I looked orward to the end of each chapter hoping to A Constellation of Vital Phenomena find another journal entry about Donna s encounters with dead people and theirunerals while working or the Brighton Brothers Some of them were just so hilariousYou would think that a book about mortuary science would be depressing and sad but Jen Violi did a good job staying away rom that The book didn t Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights focus so much on the actual process or the people who died but instead on Donna and the job she wanted to do Ieel that the way Violi wrote the book was Still Life with Chickens focusing on the lighter and brighter side of things So if you re worried that this book is too upsetting I promise you that its notOverall I really enjoyed Putting Makeup On Dead People and regret not reading it earlier Many books may sucker you in with their beautiful and In the spring of her senior year Donna Parisiinds new life in an unexpected place a coffin Since her Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea father's deathour years ago Donna has gone through the motions of living her Paradox Bound friendships are empty she's clueless about what to do after high school graduation and her grief keeps her isolated cut off evenrom the one parent she has left That is until she's standing in ront of the dead body of a classmate at Brighton Brothers' Fune. Ple and a conversation with the owner of the uneral home guides her path to mortuary school But inding her career doesn t mean everything is to mortuary school But inding her career doesn t mean everything is 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 act 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 aced 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 Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays farrom 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 Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All fleshed out characterization Donna sriendship 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 What a Lass Wants fully realized character either Donna makes a great effort to reach out to her Aunt Selena but apartrom meeting her a Couple Of Times And of times and 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 eelings about her mother moving on with her life her unwillingness to let go of the ghost of her ather and her inability to rise above the og 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 * change her life I guess I can live with that The love angle in this book was interesting There Tim the wanna be The League for the Suppression of Celery free spirit and Charlie thelower child who likes her rom a distance and Donna s conflict between inding true love and settling Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery for theirst boy who actually displays interest in her even if he is a bit of an asshole I also liked the act that this book intertwined religious themes in the plotline without getting preachy although I am not generally a an 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 The Day Fidel Died for her other books in theuture Disclosure A copy of this ARC was provided to me by the publishers via Net Galley No external considerations affected this revie. Mes into her own diving into her mortuary studies with a passion and skill she didn't know she had in her And she inally understands that moving orward doesn't mean orgetting someone you loveJen Violi's heartfelt and unny 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 inding life in the wake of deat. ,


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  1. says: CHARACTERS Ñ VAPE4STYLE.CO.UK ↠ Jen Violi EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People]

    EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People] CHARACTERS Ñ VAPE4STYLE.CO.UK ↠ Jen Violi REVIEW 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 ove

  2. says: REVIEW Putting Makeup on Dead People Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People]

    EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People] CHARACTERS Ñ VAPE4STYLE.CO.UK ↠ Jen Violi Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW 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

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    EBOOK NEW [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

  4. says: Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People]

    CHARACTERS Ñ VAPE4STYLE.CO.UK ↠ Jen Violi EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW 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

  5. says: EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People] REVIEW Putting Makeup on Dead People

    REVIEW Putting Makeup on Dead People EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW 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

  6. says: CHARACTERS Ñ VAPE4STYLE.CO.UK ↠ Jen Violi EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People]

    REVIEW Putting Makeup on Dead People EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People] 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 main character feels it I'm not saying that those other forms of grief are wrong or badly written just n

  7. says: REVIEW Putting Makeup on Dead People CHARACTERS Ñ VAPE4STYLE.CO.UK ↠ Jen Violi Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW

    REVIEW Putting Makeup on Dead People Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW EBOOK NEW [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

  8. says: Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS Ñ VAPE4STYLE.CO.UK ↠ Jen Violi REVIEW Putting Makeup on Dead People

    EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW REVIEW Putting Makeup on Dead People 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 lif

  9. says: EBOOK NEW [Putting Makeup on Dead People] Jen Violi ↠ 1 REVIEW REVIEW Putting Makeup on Dead People

    EBOOK NEW [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 t

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    CHARACTERS Ñ VAPE4STYLE.CO.UK ↠ Jen Violi EBOOK NEW [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 brig

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