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 ...more
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To say that this was one of my most anticipated books of 2012, I am really disappointed. As with Not That Kind Of Girl, I thought this book had the potential to be really good and I'm sure the author set out with the greatest of intentions... and yet this novel failed to deliver. And I think that was mostly because it tried too hard to be a number of different things and, by doing so, was stretched too thin and failed to achieve any of the initial goals.
I gave the rating that extra .5 star b ...more
With trembling hands, she quickly finishes pinning the dress and puts it on…then she twists her hair up, adds a bit of lipstick. She gets ready without looking in the mirror…. She doesn’t need to see herself. She already knows. She will never be pretty...
So here’s what happens every year at Mount Washington High School. A week before Homecoming, students walk the halls in search of The List posted and scattered around t ...more
The List by Siobhan Vivian is about eight high school girls, two from each grade, who are put on The List during homecoming week at Mount Washington High. The List is a list of the prettiest - and ugliest - girls in each grade, two for each. The book follows all of the girls through the week, narrating their reactions, the school's reactions, and the events that follow because of this list. ...more
Although The List addresses several teen issues throughout the story, it ended up being a much fluffier read than I expected. With eight different points of view, we're taken into each of the four ugliest, as well as the four prettiest girls' lives spanning the week after ...more
he List by Siobhan Vivian is one of those books that made me so freaking angry while I was reading it, and yet I couldn’t make myself put it down.
I hated 90% of the characters in The List. They were all so messed up and obnoxious and self-centered and bratty and downright cruel – and yet, unfortunately realistic. So I guess it’s good that I couldn’t stand them. Although I think someone should push Andrew off of a cliff.
The List took pla ...more
Being listed as the prettiest junior encourages one girl's budding eating disorder - which is also wreaking havoc on her relationship with her younger sister. This isn't something that en ...more
Before I get into how much this book made me feel, I'll start with ...more
Lo primero que me llamó la atención y lo que, de hecho, más me ha gustado de esta novela es la lista que aparece en la historia. Es lo más ...more
Although I think the story might have had a tiny bit to do with it; I like to think I can stay reasonably on top of characters, but having eight simultaneous plots bouncing around in all directions was a little i ...more
Also known as my pet hate. Because not everyone in high school is shallow, can’t see people’s motives for insta-friendship, or reacts to being labelled ugly by not washing themselves for a week.
The premise –
Extra points for overcoming high school setting idea clichés
Because the themes matter too, and call me a prude, but I like to see the under-age alcohol-drinkers in YA appropriately dealt w ...more
Popularity, social outcasts, cliques, friends, enemies, rejection, acceptance,---are the ingredients to a well rounded high school life. No matter the social circle a young teenage girl is blessed with or cursed by, she can never experience friendships charact ...more
Okay, maybe I'm being a little overdramatic, but this is a book about teenagers, and that's what it feels like when you're a teen.
And truly, high school sucks. No, I don’t me ...more
GOD this book. Legit.
It had all the potential, a total 5 star potential.
BUT THE ENDING.
WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?
Lol funny to say is I'm writing this review watching the Victoria's Fashion Show and eating a candy bar. But the ending seriously just ruined the whole book. :/
Gifs to describe my feelings. Enjoy.
At the beginning of the book...
In the middle of the book...
At the ending of the book, reading the ending..
So in general it was a HUGE let down.
Read the rest of my review here
“She’s suddenly beautiful
We all want something beautiful
Man I wish I was beautiful”
-- Duritz/Bryson, “Mr. Jones”
DANIELLE DEMARCO --
Also known as Dan the Man.
ABBY WARNER –
Bonus points awarded for overcoming family genetics!
CANDACE KINCAID –
Beauty isn’t just skin-deep, btw.
LAUREN FINN –
Everyone’s hot for the new girl.
The axiom, “Beauty is only s ...more
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This book was, overall, a quick but profound and thougtful read... until I got to the end. I just sat there like: I must have gotten a damaged ebook copy. I can not believe Siobhan Vivian didn't put a worthy finale to what could've been one of the best YA I've read so far, it felt like someone tore off 30 pages from the original.
I'm suffering, people. I want to know how this ends.
Este libro fue, en general, una rápida pero profunda y reflexiva lectu...more
The List is a smart and provocative contemporary novel, and one that made a huge impression on me. Featuring themes like love, friendship, sisterhood, family, and anorexia, The List is a harrowing exploration of the judgements that teen girls face regarding their physical appearance and popularity, as well as the social pressure for them to be pretty, skinny, and flawle ...more
I mean yes, I love chick-lit books.
But I usually stay away from the high school drama centered books.
So when I read the summery of this book I almost didn't read it.
But to my surprise, I actually really liked this book.
Because even though the whole concept of it sounds really... shallow, it has heart to it.
Siobhan Vivian did an excellent job of developing all the characters.
Even though in the beginning, I had to refer to front of the bo ...more
Siobhan Vivian's The List begins on the fateful Monday and follows the eight girls who were placed on the list this year. There's Margo, the senior who sees her ranking as prettiest singer a ...more
I'm gonna start with what I didn't like:
Bridget's whole story reall ...more
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