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2.5 stars This book had a lot of potential, but was ultimately ruined by a focus on too many topics at once The List is about standards of beauty and how they play into the friendships between girls I liked the message the author was trying to get across Unfortunately, the author touches on too many topics without adequate development or closure In fact, the ending barely closes off anything As an example, the author is clearly trying to call out slutshaming Unfortunately, there are many 2.5 stars This book had a lot of potential, but was ultimately ruined by a focus on too many topics at once The List is about standards of beauty and how they play into the friendships between girls I liked the message the author was trying to get across Unfortunately, the author touches on too many topics without adequate development or closure In fact, the ending barely closes off anything As an example, the author is clearly trying to call out slutshaming Unfortunately, there are many instances of slutshaming within the book that aren t addressed within the narrative Another example there s an eating disorder storyline which is never resolved The ending flat out leaves it ambiguous as to whether Bridget will ever recover Perhaps it s meant to arouse feelings in the reader, but I don t feel it works here Rather than actively choosing this open ending, it feels as if the author simply couldn t be bothered to close off this storyline I had mixed feelings on the characters Abby and her sister were likable enough Same with Danielle and her best friend I absolutely loved Lauren and Candace s story and their friendship development Sarah s character was a standout here as well She s a loner girl who couldn t care less about typical beauty Unfortunately, a badly developed romance took away from the impact of her story Bridget s storyline was touching and well developed, although again, it lacked any form of closure The two senior girls I found completely unappealing Jennifer is okay for most of the book, and it turns out that she view spoiler decided to label multiple girls as ugly pretty and in so doing, ruin their lives I especially hated her slut shaming of Danielle oh no, she has a boyfriend and they made out once I should ruin her life hide spoiler I also was completely uninvested in Margo Altogether, the message of the book was good, and the author did a good job integrating so many topics and making all the characters memorable I didn t forget who any of them were, even two days after finishing Unfortunately, the storyline and pacing feel messy and abstract This novel reads like the first draft of an incredible novel Tentatively recommended Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Harlequin UK Limited and NetGalleyFreshmen Uglist Danielle DeMarco Also known as Dan the ManThis 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 Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Harlequin UK Limited and NetGalleyFreshmen Uglist Danielle DeMarco Also known as Dan the ManThis 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 Thank you Flannery from The Readventurer for allowing me to read this ARC D With trembling hands, she quickly finishes pinning the dress and puts it on then she twists her hair up, adds a bit of lipstick She gets ready without looking in the mirror She doesn t need to see herself She already knows She will never be prettySo here s what happens every year at Mount Washington High School A week before Homecoming, students walk the halls in search of The List posted and scattered around t Thank you Flannery from The Readventurer for allowing me to read this ARC D With trembling hands, she quickly finishes pinning the dress and puts it on then she twists her hair up, adds a bit of lipstick She gets ready without looking in the mirror She doesn t need to see herself She already knows She will never be prettySo here s what happens every year at Mount Washington High School A week before Homecoming, students walk the halls in search of The List posted and scattered around the school pinned on bulletin boards, taped to bathroom stalls, shoved in lockers, hidden in desks This infamous List elects eight girls, two from each class, with the honor of either being The Prettiest or The Ugliest for her grade level Sealed and embossed with MWHS s emblem, it s what the students of this school expect and the girls fear the most No.no.no it s not a prank it s a tradition This book is both brutal and profound in several ways I was awed at how Siobhan Vivian was able to weave this intricate story that involves some pretty harsh realities with a right amount of levity to keep me captivated but never unhinged There were eight different girls this story follows With Vivian s masterful storytelling, she s able to capture distinct voices for each so skillfully that I was never in doubt or confused at who was commanding the stage at the moment.Leave it to Vivian to purposefully mold her own characters according to her social interpretations and not use the commonly used stereotypes that other authors lazily fall back on I applaud her for making the pretty cheerleader sensitive and smart, for depicting the girl athlete as vulnerable and insecure, the smart nerd as callous and clueless, and the social outcast as deserving of her post She made each of these girls feel real, butimportantly she makes them her own With Vivian, you re either going to love or despise her cast, but you have to give her credit where it s due she s going to craft her characters how she interprets the world and you can t fault her, but rather commend her for her bold characterization.There were several reasons I rated this five stars First being, I couldn t stop thinking about these girls It was daunting to see the ramifications of The List continue to compound as the story unfolds At first consideration, you d think that only the girls labeled as The Ugliest will suffer, right So wrong It was sad to see how even the girls honored with the title Prettiest had resounding effects to their sense of self Vivian shows the reader that there are emotional consequences regardless of which side of the coin you fall So the moral of the story was that either column you ended up on, you re prize is either pressure or pain These young girls are being objectified and labeled according to someone s f%ckwit idea of what beautiful means, and my heart just broke.Secondly, Vivian takes a very real and current issue and brings it to the forefront insecurity I mean look at the magazines at the checkout stand where you see models and superstars Any normal girl will see those images and compare themselves in some small way are my teeth white enough, is my skin flawless, how about the circumference of my arms, are they toned enough, is my hair the right style Am I beautiful Do I fit the mold The questions can go on and on, but one thing can t be ignored there are many girls that fight a daily battle with their reflection in the mirror It s no secret, it s a harsh fact Lastly, throughout the story, I was constantly trying to solve the puzzle of who was responsible for this masochistic prequel to Homecoming I had my suspects, but I was so damn surprised at who the creator of The List turned out to be Wow Just wow I want to hug Siohbhan for her evil genius It s the kind of twist that has you wanting to start all over from scratch, but if you just wait a moment and ponder, you re left with a feeling of Oh that makes total sense Crafty little author she is.Overall, this story deserves some serious attention It proves that Siohbhan Vivian is worthy of the title Acclaimed Author and like her other novels, I hope she receives well earned recognition Great job Vivian Adults sometimes shouldn t review teen fiction Or at least, we should get some teenagers to review it too.The List by Siobhan Vivian is about eight high school girls, two from each grade, who are put on The List during homecoming week at Mount Washington High The List is a list of the prettiest and ugliest girls in each grade, two for each The book follows all of the girls through the week, narrating their reactions, the school s reactions, and the events that follow because of this list Adults sometimes shouldn t review teen fiction Or at least, we should get some teenagers to review it too.The List by Siobhan Vivian is about eight high school girls, two from each grade, who are put on The List during homecoming week at Mount Washington High The List is a list of the prettiest and ugliest girls in each grade, two for each The book follows all of the girls through the week, narrating their reactions, the school s reactions, and the events that follow because of this list The List is as followed U Danielle Demarco Freshman, who is nicknamed Dan the Man because of her athletic ability and worries how her upperclassmen boyfriend will react P Abby Warner Freshmen, who must deal with her unattractive older sister who thinks The List is not an accomplishment at all and the fact that she s failing class U Candace Kincaid Sopho, who despite being popular, almost immediately finds herself alone P Lauren Finn Sopho, the new, previously home schooled, girl suddenly finds herself with so many friends she can t remember their names U Sarah Singer Junior, who rebels against everything those silly preps do, takes it to the next level by being the ugliest she can be for the whole week Even if it means smelling awful P Bridget Honeycutt Junior, who used to be pudgy, but thanks to a summer dose of anorexia looks better than ever if you can see her from the sides U Jennifer Briggis Senior, who been named Ugliest Girl for the fourth year in a row, and now is thinking about being Homecoming Queen P Margo Gable Senior, who was assumed to be the Homecoming Queen, but now has to face the competition and her guilt from her ex BFF.A List of interesting characters, no That s what I said too, when I first read the flap These girls sound interesting, if not relatable Or so I thought until I got halfway through the book By Wednesday, it s clear who the main attraction is in this high school circus Jennifer and Margo are center stage with their thoughts about their previous life as inseparable friends until the end of middle school and their unintentional battle for homecoming queen After all, who wouldn t give a pity vote for the girl with the unheard of title of Ugly for Four Years Abby and Danielle share their ring pretty evenly, all without coming in contact with one another Abby deals with her freshman drama of finally becoming noticed enough to be invited to a Sopho boy s party Trouble is, she s failing science and so is in danger of not going to the dance Meanwhile, Danielle struggles with her insecurity that her Sopho boyfriend s friends are making her boyfriend forget she s really a girl Not to mention she s attracted the varsity swim coach s attention, pointing a big red arrow to the already freak flag she thinks she s flying These girls have nothing to do with each other, except that Abby s been invited to Danielle s boyfriend s party and Danielle hasn t.On the other side of our three ring circus is Bridget and Lauren, also two cast members who entertain the audience separately Lauren the Sopho who s been lonely and shy her whole life, finds herself surrounded by people now that want to be her friends Sure the reasons aren t pure, but she s just glad these girls want to talk to her Nevermind that her lonely mother and somewhat sadly her best friend sees right through their act Bridget falls off the wagon after just starting to eat healthy again after the summer, but The List made sure she wasn t touching a crumb until the dance This ring isn t qualified by how much these two interact, but by how much time the author spends on them Which is sadly a lot.And lastly, but in my opinion the most interesting, is the side show attraction of Sarah and Candace Candace used to be popular and had to be picky with who got to hang out with her on what day, but thanks to The List those days are gone Sarah, in her ever consisting battle to show the school she won t succumb to their social standards, decides to forego personal hygiene from showering to changing even her underwear for the entire week until the dance These two characters, for me, held the greatest potential Candace, with her struggle of maybe being a bitch isn t such a good idea Maybe she knew that all along but it was the only way she knew how to get attention Her range of emotion that s actually explored is slim pickings, but aggravatingly she shows promise of being a deep thinker, only for the reader to be whisked away to our three rings of plot Sarah, with her struggle to prove something to the school, borders on psychotic and almost masochistic as she refuses to take care of her body or open up her mind to her kinda sorta maybe not really boyfriend Their relationship is complex in the teen fiction way he practically loves her, yet she keeps him at bay because of her insecurities and she pushes away all contact with people with not only her smell but her snide, sarcastic, prickly attitude that would make a cactus proud These two get the least amount of plot time, which I found disappointing Truth be told, I found this whole book to be lacking The relationships the characters have are formulaic not to mention the characters themselves are stereotypical for the YA novels of today Once, I d like to read a book about an anorexic girl who isn t trying to fit into a prom dress or look like the cheerleaders Once, I d like to read a book about a punk girl who wasn t trying to say Screw you, World and lifting her middle finger to the sky Once, I d like to read a book about two ex friends who didn t break up because one went to join the popular crowd and couldn t bring along the other Once, I d like to completely follow a girl entering high school after nine years of home schooling and to not have crazy parents This book started with promise Promise that maybe these eight girls were somethingthan just what the list thought them to be Promise that they d find a bond of being Listed Promise that this would be the book to show people that people are people, not stereotypes But unfortunately, no dice It s later discovered these girls weren t picked to make their lives different Just because the person wanted to pick them Initially, I picked up this book because of all the great reviews on the back flap The front flap summery, while interesting did not entirely convince me What assured me of a great read were all the raving reviews about the book in the back Sometimes though, adults shouldn t be allowed to review teen fiction because they say things that they think we think, but don t It s not heartbreaking It s not witty It s not a coming of age sorta story that makes you think about your life Hell, the characters aren t even that engaging You read because you want to know what this girl did on this day And it s cause there s eight of them that you can make a book like this Now could there be a book about a list of girls and only follow one of them Sure But it d have to be a whole lot longer than a week and a plot that would somehow relate to everything Because at the end of this book, it isn t about the list It s about eight people that have nothing or a little to do with each other My theory The author couldn t decide which one to follow for a whole 330 some pages 2.5 starsGOD this book Legit It had all the potential, a total 5 star potential.BUT THE ENDING WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT Lol funny to say is I m writing this review watching the Victoria s Fashion Show and eating a candy bar But the ending seriously just ruined the whole book Gifs to describe my feelings Enjoy.At the beginning of the book In the middle of the bookAt the ending of the book, reading the ending..So in general it was a HUGE let down 2.5 starsGOD this book Legit It had all the potential, a total 5 star potential.BUT THE ENDING WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT Lol funny to say is I m writing this review watching the Victoria s Fashion Show and eating a candy bar But the ending seriously just ruined the whole book Gifs to describe my feelings Enjoy.At the beginning of the book In the middle of the bookAt the ending of the book, reading the ending..So in general it was a HUGE let down To lose confidence in one s body is to lose confidence in oneselfSimone de BeauvoirSiobhan Vivian, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned an incredibly enlightening and an entrancing contemporary young adult fiction, The List in which the author has woven a story about eight high school teenage girls from various grades who are picked up for a list that labels four of the girls as the ugliest in their high school and rest four as the prettiest, but little did they knew that bTo lose confidence in one s body is to lose confidence in oneselfSimone de BeauvoirSiobhan Vivian, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned an incredibly enlightening and an entrancing contemporary young adult fiction, The List in which the author has woven a story about eight high school teenage girls from various grades who are picked up for a list that labels four of the girls as the ugliest in their high school and rest four as the prettiest, but little did they knew that before the homecoming dance, this list would actually ruin their lives and their relationships, no matter how good or bad they are labelled as.Synopsis This riveting exploration of physical appearance and the status it confers opens a cultural conversation that s needed to happen for a long time.Every year during homecoming week, a list is posted anonymously at Mount Washington High naming the prettiest and ugliest girls in each class Abby, who finds it easier to get credit for her looks than hard work, and Danielle, whose swimmer s physique gets her labeled ugly, are this year s freshman duo The list confers instant status, transforming formerly home schooled sopho Lauren from geeky to hot while consigning her counterpart, pretty but mean Candace, to pariah But what the label mainly confers is anxiety Prettiest junior Bridget despairs that she ll ever be thin enough to merit her title Sarah takes refuge in anger, vowing to earn her ugly label big time Jennifer, four time ugliest winner, tries to relish the notoriety Margo s title should make her the slam dunk choice for homecoming queen, but will it Whether clued in or clueless to the intricate social complexities, boyfriends reinforce the status quo, while moms carry scars of their own past physical insecurities.The issue is seldom front and center in books for teens, but Vivian refuses to falsify or avoid the uncomfortable realities that looks alone confer status, and their power is greatest when obscured by the pretense that looks don t matter Mount Washington High school turns into a nightmare for some girls and into a boon from an evil curse for a handful of girls, every year in the month of September, right before the Homecoming day when a Homecoming King and Queen is elected Every year from the freshmen to sopho to junior to senior grades, two girls are picked or rather say, labelled as ugly or pretty in The List that decides the fate of the eight teenage girls on whether they would win the title or not Little did girls like, Abby, Danielle, Lauren, Candace, Bridget, Sarah, Jennifer and Margo knew that they would make the list that year and that would completely change their personal as well as social lives and circles, for the better or for the worse, but whatever the outcome is, this list is going to destroy their relationships and friendships But can the girls overcome this challenge or will they ever find out who is behind this social stigma This is the first time that I read any books by this author and before picking up a copy of this book, I wasn t expecting much from this particular book And boy, oh boy, it surprised me a lot, not because of the author s writing style or prose, but only because of the story line that the author has flawlessly created and that gripped me through out the entire story line The sharp edge of brutal honesty reflects from each and every pages and that astounded me on how much real the story line felt and how vividly the author captured about a fragile and young world where body shaming can ruin some one s future The author s writing style is okay, not that perfect or coherent, because there are eight main characters and sometimes it feels tedious to read about the drama happening in their lives The narrative is dull yet it has that power to stimulate the young minds, and sways smoothly with the pace of the book The one problem is that the dialogues lack the depth of emotions, although from the grounds of social morality, the whole story is going to incite anger many young teenagers and their parents and eventually finding resolutions and closure in the climax The characters are well developed, but since there are so many characters, somewhere in the story line, their personal stories get overlapped eventually that will leave the readers a bit confused The main eight characters reflect authenticity and realism thorough their demeanor Their fight and struggle to overcome from the label, be it good or bad is real to the very core and is bound to strike a chords with those who have faced the same situation in their lives The supporting characters are good enough and peak the interest level of the story line The issues that this book raise are very much real and every single day, girls are becoming a victim to this social stigma And the author deals with this cause with much sensitivity and emotions that will motivate the common people especially the parents and the teachers of the victims to curb this social stigma from spreading The author sends a strong message through this book and it hits rightly through the souls of the people and encourages them to take a step against this issue of body shaming and labeling young girls upon their beauty, looks and figure In a nutshell, this is a must read book for not only the young teenage girls but also for their parents and teachers, that will compel them from their very core to understand the gravity of such a social issue Verdict A book that narrates many every day fights of young and ambitious teenage girls Courtesy Thanks to the publishers from Harper Collins India for giving me an opportunity to read and review this bool Made it through about 50 pages before the shifting present tense among other things drove me crazy. That s how inside jokes usually are Funny to those inside, annoying as shit to the rest of the world Siobhan Vivian, The ListThis is going to be a tough book to review I say that because for most of the book I thought it was going to be five stars I loved it..until the end And if you have read this I am sure you will guess my complaint because I have read several reviews that all mention what I am going to mention.So this book is from the POV of eight different High School girls Every That s how inside jokes usually are Funny to those inside, annoying as shit to the rest of the world Siobhan Vivian, The ListThis is going to be a tough book to review I say that because for most of the book I thought it was going to be five stars I loved it..until the end And if you have read this I am sure you will guess my complaint because I have read several reviews that all mention what I am going to mention.So this book is from the POV of eight different High School girls Every year, at this school a list comes out The list contains eight names The prettiest and the ugliest girl from each grade That s it.The book is about the impact of the list for each of those eight girls..the four voted prettiest and the four voted least pretty.I adore realistic YA Fiction and for most of it, I enjoyed this book The characters were real and fleshed out and I was amazed at how well the author got into the heads of these young girls.You know, connecting to characters is pivotal in any book And I admire the writer for taking us down the path of EIGHT different girls, each so distinctive that their voices were heard clearly and the reader could feel their angst and pain.And unlike some, I had no issue with having so many POVS I really didn t One of my all time favorite YA books, Lois Duncan s Daughters of Eve has I believe TEN..or possibly..POV S So what s eight Works for me What did not work for me was the ending And I am not one to take TWO points off for an ending But it was such a let down to such an awesome book and the last book I read this year to complete my reading challenge I was hoping for a five ENDING SPOILERS OK..I could have understood if one or two of the girls were not touched upon But the book does not tell us about how things turn out for ANY of the girls Now that is not my thing I invested hours of my day reading this And the end is so sudden I had to go back to make sure I had not missed something.We do not know ANYTHING It is like the book HAD no ending You are just reading and it stops Meanwhile all the characters you are invested in..I mean you find out NOTHING You do not even find out what happens at this dance the whole book was leading up to The book ends with about two percent of the book devoted to the dance.I do not think these type of endings are hip or cool or thought provoking at all Not when the books seems UNFINISHED Unless this is a start of a new series and I don t know that, in which case I will happily apologize and bump my rating up to a five then I don t get it.I almost feel like..what was the point And I do feel cheated and now the whole book feels a bit manipulative All that fighting..everyone is mad at someone And such deep issues are explored Can we, the reader, not know anything about how one thing in the book turns out It maybe one of the oddest endings I ve ever read I am not kidding.I also felt for Jennifer and could not stand Margo even though I felt at the end the writer was attempting to give her some soul It did not work as she may have been my least favorite character And she gets crowned Homecoming queen That s it None of the other seven girls, all in the midst of deep emotional issues, are even mentioned again What gives What Jennifer did was pretty horrible but she was one hurting puppy and I got that Margo on the other hand..I could not feel anything for her but contempt.I LOVED Laura I want Laura as a friend In fact she reminds me of one of my closest friends What a beautifully woven character So a three rating it is I adored the book for ninety percent and that count for something If you don t mind having literally no ending, you will most likely enjoy the book if you like YA Often it pays to be just in the middle of things to be your ole regular, average self because often it sucks to be at the bottom just as it does to be on top no innuendos intended and `Free Kindle ⇷ The List: el día en que mi vida cambió ☝ Qu nombres aparecer n este a o en la lista de las m s guapas y las m s feas del instituto Estar el tuyo Ocurre todos los a os una lista se expone por todo el edificio, se cuelga en todos los paneles y taquillas, y es, simplemente, imposible de ignorar Todo el mundo conoce el juego En la lista figuran los nombres de las chicas que han sido elegidas como las m s guapas y las m s feas de cada curso Elegidas por qui n Nadie sabe Con qu prop sito A nadie le importa Lo nico crucial es saber qui n figura en la lista y si tu nombre aparece en ellaEsta es la historia de ocho chicas en su primer curso de instituto, todas ellas han sido seleccionadas como las m s guapas y las m s feas ese a o Cada una de ellas tiene una historia detr s absolutamente diferente, cada una, una personalidad distinta, con una voz propia y miedos, sue os y deseos diferentes La interconexi n de estas ocho historias nos mostrar lo cruel que puede llegar a ser la vida en los institutos