Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April Teen Book Club

This month the TBC is reading

Every year at Mount Washington High School somebody posts a list of the prettiest and ugliest girls from each grade--this is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, and how they are affected by the list.
Copies of the book are available at the front desk and the discussion will be on Wednesday, April 29th 6:00-7:00pm.

Check out what others are saying about the book below~

Review by: ilovedondraper (Iredell County Public Library) 5/5 Stars
Compelling story of standards of beauty.... does beauty make you happy solve all your problems... debates beauty on the inside and outside as well. A high school has a list of ugliest and prettiest girls. Because it is a tradition does it make it right wonders the new principal Ms. Colby? Great book for discussion! review - 5/5 Stars
It is rare that I feel so strongly about a YA contemporary novel, but I cannot stop thinking about this book! The List takes everything that's complicated about being a high school girl and puts it in a glaring spotlight that you cannot avoid. It is a testament to Siobhan Vivian's writing that a book written in eight different perspectives can feel so intimate. It was done so flawlessly that, as a reader, you feel like you are in the middle of the story, observing everything as it unfolds. — Review by user ExLibris_Kate review - 3/5 Stars
Every fall the list comes out of the prettiest and ugliest girl in each grade - needless to say the fallout from making the list is intense for all of the girls. Every chapter is told from the point of view of one of the eight and I found myself checking back to the list in the front of the book to remind me of who was who. A painful reminder of the growing up years. — Review by user lindap69

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