Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is The List by Siobhan Vivian, coming April 1, 2012.
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.
My Thoughts: I loved Not That Kind of Girl, and this is definitely an autobuy author for me. The concept of this one, though, just sounds so awesome. I love the raw truth in it, and the inherent pain that will come along. It's such a cruel thing, to vote someone as the ugliest, but we all know that even if it isn't outwardly done, it's something that goes through a lot of people's thoughts. I think Siobhan will do this entire idea justice, and twist readers right into it perfectly. As for the cover, I love it's simplicity, and that while there is a group of girls, the focus is on one.