Friday, 15 April 2016

The List by Siobhan Vivian

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin (UK) Limited and NetGalley.
The List
Blurb (from Goodreads):
It happens every September– the list is posted all over school. Two girls are picked from each year. One is named the prettiest, one the ugliest.
The girls who aren't picked are quickly forgotten. The girls who are become the centre of attention, and each reacts differently to the experience.
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 judgements of their peers. Prettiest or ugliest, once you're on the list, you'll never be the same.

The List by Siobhan Vivian

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The List “Freshmen Uglist:
Danielle DeMarco –
Also known as Dan the Man.”

This was a YA contemporary story about a group of girls on prettiest/ugliest list.

There were several main characters in this and it was quite hard to keep up with them all. I felt quite sorry for the girls who were labelled as ugly, especially with the treatment they then received from their friends.

The storyline in this basically followed the girls on the list from their reactions to it until prom queen was announced, and showed how things were different for the ‘ugly’ girls compared to the ‘pretty’ girls, although both seemed to have their own problems to deal with, so they really weren’t all that different at all.

The ending to this was okay, and I felt that the right person had won prom queen.

6.25 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. American high school culture is so different than those here in India. It is always excited to read something new like that. The List sounds very interesting like that.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)
    Aprajita @Le' Grande Codex