The List | Scholastic Canada

Our Books

The List

By Siobhan Vivian   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545169189 Paperback
336 Pages | 5.24" x 8" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545169172 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.76" x 8.51" | Ages 12 & Up

An intense look at the rules of high school attraction - and the price that's paid for them.

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 become the center of attention, and each reacts differently to the experience.

With The List, Siobhan Vivian 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.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The List

*"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, starred review

"Smart, snappy writing." -The New York Times Book Review

*"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, starred review