An intense look at the rules of high school attraction -- and the price that's paid for them.
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.
About the Author
Siobhan Vivian is the author of the young adult novel "The List", as well as "Not That Kind of Girl", " Same Difference", and "A Little Friendly Advice", and the Burn for Burn trilogy, cowritten with Jenny Han. A former editor for Alloy Entertainment, she received her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She teaches creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Visit her at SiobhanVivian.com.
Praise for Not That Kind of Girl:
* Another powerful, involving exploration of teen girls' identities and relationshipsdon't miss this round.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for Same Difference:
* Readers who have wondered, 'are these the friends and the life I want to have?' will see themselves reflected in Emily's achingly real struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for A Little Friendly Advice:
Cultural references keep the narrative hip, but it's Vivian's skill at subtly shaping the personalities that makes the book work.” San Francisco Chronicle
A bright new voice that holds nothing back.” Cecil Castellucci, author of Boy Proof