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“Offering a well-differentiated cast of complex characters and a thoughtful focus on femininity, sisterhood, relationships, eating disorders, and what it means to be singled out, Vivian proves that beauty and ugliness aren’t always a matter of appearance.”

        Publishers Weekly

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 picked become the center of attention. Each one has a different reaction to the experience. 

    ABBY’S joy at being named to the list is clouded by her sister's resentment. 

    DANIELLE worries about how her boyfriend will take the news. 

    LAUREN is a homeschooled girl blindsided by her instant popularity. 

    CANDACE isn’t ugly, not even close, so it must be a mistake. 

    BRIDGET knows her summer transformation is nothing to celebrate. 

    SARAH has always rebelled against traditional standards of beauty, and she decides to take her mutiny to the next level. 

    And MARGO and JENNIFER, ex-best friends who haven't spoken in years, are forced to confront why their relationship ended. 

    The List 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.

Praise for THE LIST

“I devoured THE LIST—it’s funny, heartbreaking, suspenseful and wise. It definitely makes my list as one of the best books I’ve read all year.” —Sara Sheppard, Pretty Little Liars

“[A] smart, incisive, powerfully honest and wonderfully layered novel that explores just what it’s like to try to navigate high school and being a girl without losing yourself entirely. THE LIST comes out of the gate with a roar and doesn’t let up until the last jangly, heartrending note is sounded.” —Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

"I stayed up all night reading Siobhan Vivian's THE LIST, an utterly absorbing novel about the high school caste system, beauty, girlhood, friendship, labels and more. Funny, sharp, romantic, poignant and true, I felt for all the characters—no matter how ‘pretty’ or ‘ugly’ they were. I loved this book!" —Melissa de la Cruz, Blue Bloods

“Vivian explodes the beauty myth in a page-turning whodunit that reveals the wars waged every day between girls and their images in mirrors.” —E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

“Siobhan Vivian casts a cool eye on pretty.  Eight girls find themselves suddenly thrust into the spotlight of brutal judgment, and Vivian follows their stories with the perfect balance of wit and heart.  I gobbled up this smart, funny, heartbreaking book.” —Judy Blundell, What I Saw and How I Lied

“This riveting exploration of physical appearance and the status it confers opens a cultural conversation that’s needed to happen for a long time.”

        Kirkus Reviews

“Smart, snappy writing. Expos[es] the danger inherent in our culture’s objectification of young women, a subject not often taken seriously in young adult literature.”

New York Times

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