Putting Makeup on Dead People

Putting Makeup on Dead People - Jen Violi I thought this book would be frivolous and silly, but it turned out to have a serious side. Donna, a high school senior, is still coping with the death of her father nearly 4 years before. When she realizes that she has discovered her life's calling at the funeral home, she must deal with disapproval from her mother, who is determined to remain in the shadow of her husband's death but wants her daughter to escape it. The mother-daughter relationship feels honest, and Donna's journey of self-discovery takes her to unexpected places.