Published: April 1, 2012
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.
With THE LIST, Siobhan Vivian deftly takes you into the lives of eight very different girls struggling with issues of identity, self-esteem, and the judgments of their peers. Prettiest or ugliest, once you’re on the list, you’ll never be the same.
This really wasn’t my type of young adult book but it was on my “to be read” list and my library had it available so I checked it out and finished it in an evening. A lot of teen-angst and drama and a lot of truth so all in all it was okay. Anyone that prefers books of this nature would find it more appealing that I did but that’s why there are different genres for different people.