It happens every September– the list is posted all over school. Two girls are picked from each year. One is named the prettiest, one the ugliest. The girls who aren't picked are quickly forgotten. The girls who are become the centre 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 judgements of their peers. Prettiest or ugliest, once you're on the list, you'll never be the same.
Does a change always do you good Emily is tired of the long suburban summer holidays. Now that her best friend has a boyfriend, everything feels different in a way she doesn't quite understand. So when she’s offered a spot at a prestigious art program Emily jumps at the chance to leave her hometown for a few hours a day. But it takes more than a change of scenery and a new group of friends to discover yourself. As Emily struggles to find her own identity the rules are rapidly changing around her. And the line between right and wrong is starting to blur. . . .
Not That Kind Of Girl
Life is about making choices, and Natalie Sterling prides herself on always making the right ones. She's avoided boys, always topped her class and is poised to become the first female student council president in years. But being the good girl isn't always easy. Not when Natalie’s advice hurts more than it helps. Not when a boy she once dismissed becomes the one she can't stop thinking about Soon Natalie’s learning that the line between good and bad is fuzzier than she thought and crossing it could end in disaster . . . or be the best choice she’s ever made.