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Beautiful by Amy Reed
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Jan 18, 2010

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Beautiful is about a seventh grade beauty that makes all the wrong choices. She just moved to Seattle from Florida where she wasn't anybody. Just the girl who ate lunch alone. Now, in Seattle, she is known as the beautiful seventh grader. She has an abusive friend who forces her into the worst situations and a boyfriend who she's sleeping with just because he's popular and sells weed. She can't turn back now...

While reading this book, I made a text-to-text connection. I connected Beautiful to Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers. Both the main characters in the books make/made bad choices until they can't change and go back. Both Cassie and Parker (at some point in the books) just want to be left alone. But of course, that never happens. It seems like Cassie is making all the choices Parker wishes she never made when she was younger. It's like a before and after picture with Cassie as before and Parker as after.

I gave this book three stars because it was descriptive and gripping, but almost gave you too much information and didn't really show you what she was going through. Just how messed up Cassie was getting and a few stray thoughts that pass through her brain. I would recommend this book to readers who like sad and tragic tales of someone finding themselves.

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