Friday, April 27

Review ~ The List


The List
by Siobhan Vivian

3- Pizza on a Monday night. It’s Good Stuff.





Synopsis:  (From Good Reads)

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.

What Did I Think?  

This is one of those reviews that is hard to write. Not because I did not like the book but because I did not love it either. I really liked the idea of it, the book deals with what I think is probably a very common issue for kids this age, bullying. The whole "mean girls" phenomenon specifically. It was hard at first for me to keep all the girls straight. I had to refer back to the List at the beginning to remember who each character was. Once I got farther into the book it was easier because all the girls were pretty different.

Are you bored with my review yet? Well, to be honest that is how I started to feel with the book. Maybe BORED is not the right word, perhaps it is more accurate to say my interest waned? I did finish the book in one day though so I did at least want to know how it ended. I was a little bit surprised at some of the revelations towards the end of the book but nothing that blew my mind really.

So, I know. I KNOW. This is not helpful. Do I recommend the book? I want to say yes. I think that if nothing else it does shed light on some issues that teens are facing these days. I still think this is one that I would recommend more to younger readers. However, I have seen a lot of other bloggers read this one and really love it. Maybe I was just not in the mood for it.

BOTTOM LINE: It was good, but I didn’t LOVE it. 

Buy it Now: (Clicking the cover below takes you to Amazon)

Source: Southern Book Blogger ARC Tours


  1. This book sounds good to me, but also I just can't get past the fact that something like that could have never happened when I was in school. There is no way it would have been tolerated at all. I think it is interesting that you get to know each girls story though. I think this is a book I will skip. Thanks for the great review!

    1. It does seem a bit far fetched at first, but then again how could the school stop it? It was a good book. I liked the characters for the most part. It just was not that exciting for me I guess.

  2. I have found most people to felt like you did about this book. I have it and I might give it a shot but it doesn't really sound like something I would enjoy.

    1. I think this might be an enjoyable beach read or something to do an a rainy afternoon. =)


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