The List tells the story about a list that gets posted every year with the prettiest and ugliest girl from freshman to senior. I was intrigued by how each girl reacted differently (whether ‘pretty’ or ‘ugly’) and liked that they all really had their own voice, their own issues, their own story.
The one thing I regret most is that because it’s told from eight different POVs, you don’t get to spend a whole lot of time with each girl. By the time I was able to keep them separate and had gotten to know them, the book was almost over.
Having said that, I did like the way it ended, with little hints at how the girls would deal with it, and which way their life might go.
The only thing I still can’t wrap my head around is The List itself. It’s sort of a tradition—it’s been there for years. But SURELY the teachers / principal of the school can prevent this list from spreading, or catch the ones putting the list up… There are lists EVERYWHERE, and I really find it hard to believe no one would see anything.
Other than that, I enjoyed reading this book.
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.