Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Book Review: The List by Siobhan Vivian
Junior Bridget knows that her being the prettiest is because she lost so much weight this summer, and will work extra hard to stay thin to stay pretty. If they thought ugliest junior Sarah was ugly before, wait until she shows them what ugly can really look like.
The senior class brought no surprises. Of course Margo is the prettiest, she was prettiest her freshman year, and her sister was prettiest last year. And if the ugliest had been anyone but Jennifer, it would have been a disappointment
All eight have a change to tell their part of the story over one week, and show how the list changed their lives. Siobhan Vivian has a knack for writing multi-dimensional characters who are put into boxes by the world they live in. Each girl has her own voice, but still has the same worries and concerns. The List is one of those books that should be required reading for all high school girls (and maybe boys too), and fans of realistic fiction with a bit of a bit should get The List as soon as possible.
I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Now reading The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour)