It happens every year before homecoming -- the list is posted all over school. Two girls are picked from each grade. One is named the prettiest, one the ugliest. The girls who aren't picked are quickly forgotten. The girls who are become the center 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 judgments of their peers. Prettiest or ugliest, once you're on the list, you'll never be the same.
About the Author
Siobhan Vivian is the acclaimed author of Not That Kind of Girl, hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a "powerful, involving exploration of teen girls' identities and relationships," Same Difference, and A Little Friendly Advice. A Jersey girl by birth and a Brooklyn girl at heart, Siobhan currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and on the web at www.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