An intense look at the rules of high school attraction -- and the price that's paid for them.It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The... show more
An intense look at the rules of high school attraction -- and the price that's paid for them.It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.
Publish date: 2012-04-01
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of h...
How would you take being called Ugly or Prettiest in one of the most sensitive times in your life? Everyone knows the awkwardness of high school and trying to fit in. To keep up an image or try to fight a label. The plot of this book intrigued me because essentially this is what yearbook superlative...
I'll admit, I enjoy reading young adult novels. I have a 12-year old daughter (about to turn 13) and a 10-year old son. I'm not far away from being a parent of a young adult. And that scares the crap out of me. Being the parent of a teenager in this world is daunting. So, I'll take almost any ch...
Too many unanswered questions and unfinished story lines. The premise was ambitious, and I liked the concept, but it was ultimately too under developed.
4.5 stars.I'm not going to resummarize the book, but I will say the person who made the list shocked me a little. I can totally imagine this having happened in my school. In fact, I'm not so sure Siobhan Vivian didn't graduate from the same high school I did. Some of the girls there were just. that....
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