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The List

Vivian, Siobhan (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Every year at Mount Washington High School somebody posts a list of the prettiest and ugliest girls from each grade--this is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, and how they are affected by the list.
Authors: Vivian, Siobhan
Statement of Responsibility: Siobhan Vivian
Title: The list
Publisher: New York : PUSH/Scholastic, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 333 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: Every year at Mount Washington High School somebody posts a list of the prettiest and ugliest girls from each grade--this is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, and how they are affected by the list.
Subject Headings: High schools Fiction Schools Fiction Self-perception Fiction Self-esteem Fiction Identity Fiction Friendship Fiction Beauty, Personal Fiction
Topical Term: High schools
Schools
Self-perception
Self-esteem
Identity
Friendship
Beauty, Personal
LCCN: 2012004248
ISBN: 9780545169172
0545169178
9780545169189
0545169186
Branch Call Number: FIC V
Research Call Number: JFD 13-1304
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Apr 26, 2014
  • Blue_Bear_560 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it, couldn't put it down.

Aug 26, 2013
  • blue_raven_37 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book underscores the actuality of today's society, which demands for vulnerable teenage girls to be "perfect," an overrated terms which many girls strive to be.

I thoroughly enjoyed The List by Siobhan Vivian. The book is an inside look at the social status of Mount Washington High, and features 8 girls who have all been singled out and put on: The List. Every year The List is posted around the school and lists the prettiest and ugliest girls in each grade. The book explains how, whether they are named prettiest or ugliest, The List affects each girl in the story. Each of the 8 girls on the list go through multiple changes in their personalities and their relationships with other characters. At first I was worried that 8 characters would be hard to follow, but the book does a great job of intertwining the stories and it is a great plot.

Overall, I loved this book and I think that it is definitely a good read for teenagers.

I enjoyed reading The List by Siobhan Vivian, I’m not going to call it a masterpiece or anything but it was a nice, entertaining and quick read for teens. The story follows eight different girls in high school that have been affected by the list. Every year at Mount Washington High School the list is printed everywhere in the school determining who’s the prettiest and ugliest from each grade. Everything that happens is a result of the list, which is why I think it’s the perfect title. It’s interesting because you see how the list affects eight very different people. From reading this concept one might think, “Oh so the book is about how the list positively affects the ones named prettiest and negatively affects the ones named ugliest” but that’s not necessarily true.

The List addresses several teen issues throughout the story and each girl has their own personal problems above having to deal with being the center of attention. Although eight different perspectives makes it interesting, in the beginning it made it a bit hard to remember what girl was who, though thankfully there was a page of “the list” at the front of the book to go back to and check. Another thing about having eight different main characters is the fact their issues aren’t addressed to the fullest and what doesn’t help is there was no real resolution at the end. The author leaves too many questions unanswered. However overall I think this book is well written and entertaining with characters that are easy to connect too. It also leaves important main messages and morals to teens such as discovering what appearances mean and what they don’t. I would recommend it more for younger teens than older ones.

Aug 06, 2013
  • Bookworm11_a rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have to say this was another one of those typically high school books but the Author was able to get more that just the popular girls or the nerd perspective on everything. This is probably why I liked the book so much. Sometimes it did get a bit confusing and the girls did get mixed up but overall it was a very good book and well written.

Aug 02, 2013
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it! I just wished the author had painted a better picture in my mind of what each girl looked like. I couldn't get a clear idea of their image.

Jun 08, 2013
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

At Mount Washington High a list is posted school-wide just before homecoming, on it are listed the prettiest girl and the ugliest girl from each class. How will this list affect each of these eight girls?

May 27, 2013
  • Haven04 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book was amazingly interesting, I couldn't put it down.

May 07, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good read with many ideas being presented. The characters are left in a kind of limbo at the end and nothing is completely resolved. Interesting perspective on beauty however.

Dec 20, 2012
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I thought it was an alright book, nothing ever really got settled in the end, but I guess that was the point. It was kind of dull at some points. The idea itself was very interesting, but it could've turned out alot better. This book was OK, but definitely not one that I'll read again.

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Jun 12, 2014
  • gracehitch rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

gracehitch thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

cali2010 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 17 and 13

Aug 02, 2013
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 20, 2012
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jul 25, 2012
  • hdrennan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

hdrennan thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jul 01, 2012
  • RachaelMadison rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Jun 28, 2012
  • topekay rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 26, 2013
  • blue_raven_37 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book portrays eight different girls who go to Mount Washington High School. Each of these girls have been mentioned in The List, which is a tradition the school upholds, stating the prettiest and ugliest girl in each grade. Each of the eight girls get affected by the list in a different way, whether it was through their personalities or relationships with their peers.

I say the book was ok i thouht the drama was gonna be way more intense but overall it was an intresting read

Jul 01, 2012
  • RachaelMadison rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

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Aug 02, 2013
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: References

Aug 02, 2013
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Mostly in the Sarah Chapters. The language in her chapters is the worst out of the whole book.

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Dec 20, 2012
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"Margo was glad for their discretion. Because if Jennifer knew that Margo had been invited, she'd absolutely expect to come along. Jennifer seemed to think that, because they were best friends, they could never do anything apart. And maybe that was true. Maybe that's how best friendships were supposed to work. But to Margo, it just felt suffocating. It was another reason to want out."

Jul 16, 2012
  • Olive_Nightingale_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Obviously the rhinestones wouldn't be diamonds, but Margo had always assumed the tiara would be metal.

It isn't.

It is plastic."

Jul 01, 2012
  • RachaelMadison rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Abby doesn't want Lisa to go to the dance without her, either. Her mind spins. "I guess ... I could sign it. You know, pretend to be my mom."
"Yes! That's a great idea! I mean, Mr. Timmet will never know. How would he know?"
Me: /headdesk. aiya."

Jun 28, 2012
  • topekay rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"No one had said it wrong."

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Dec 20, 2012
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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This movie is alot like this book. if you have ever seen this movie, you pretty much have an idea of what this book is like."

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