Review: The List by Siobhan Vivian
Every year at Mount Washington High School, a list is put up all around the school. The list names the prettiest and ugliest girl in each class. This year is no different, 8 girls lives have been changed by one piece of paper. The List shows us their reactions to their new found popularity and answers the age old question; do the pretty girls really have more fun?
I absolutely loved this book! I started out thinking that it would be slightly confusing because it is told from 8 different girl’s perspectives. Siobhan Vivian did a phenomenal job of switching back and forth between the characters and giving them each their own voice. I feel like every teenage girl can find a person that they identify with. It shows that what you look like on the outside has nothing to do with what is on the inside. The “ugly” girls may not be the most popular, but the “beautiful” girls have problems too. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
The only problem I had with this book was I felt that it left some stories untold with a few of the girls. I was left wanting to know more about what happened and if they overcame some of the obstacles that the list caused them.
Over all, “The List” is a pretty quick read and it is a book that you won’t want to put down! Make sure you are ready to read for a while when you start it, because you won’t want to stop until you’ve read the entire thing.
Expected publication: April 1, 2012 by Push
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