Monday, 9 July 2012

The List by Siobhan Vivian

ISBN: 9780545169172
Publisher: Push
Pages: 332

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.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The List by Siobhan Vivian! My favourite character was Sarah, as even though she was one of the four “Ugly” girls on The List, she didn’t complain or try to gain sympathy from her classmates. She planned to get even instead! I really liked how the actual List was pictured at the start of the book, as sometimes when the point of view changed over and became a bit confusing, it was easier to locate The List (and therefore easier to quickly recap who was who!). I love the cover of The List! Whilst being relevant to the story within, the cover also doesn’t give too much away, and could represent any one of the girls on The List at multiple times throughout the book. The List by Siobhan Vivian is one of the few books that I would happily re-read over and over again! I would definitely recommend this book!

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