Born Ugly

Born Ugly To say Shir is unpopular is an understatement She is a target of casual cruelty in high school Even though she tries to remain invisible bullies find ways of tormenting her viciously Worse still she

  • Title: Born Ugly
  • Author: Beth Goobie
  • ISBN: 9780889954571
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • To say Shir is unpopular is an understatement She is a target of casual cruelty in high school Even though she tries to remain invisible, bullies find ways of tormenting her viciously Worse still, she s also an outcast in her own family There are two areas where Shir can overcome her negative self image One is her part time job where the kindly Mr A has hired her toTo say Shir is unpopular is an understatement She is a target of casual cruelty in high school Even though she tries to remain invisible, bullies find ways of tormenting her viciously Worse still, she s also an outcast in her own family There are two areas where Shir can overcome her negative self image One is her part time job where the kindly Mr A has hired her to make deliveries for his grocery store The other is at her secret retreat myplace where she can sip her beer and watch the river, undisturbed But neither sanctuary is safe She discovers Mr A s kindness is part of a plot to use her in shady dealings and her haven by the river is intruded upon by a boy who simply won t go away While these invasions shatter her initially, both lead to her throwing off the mantle of victim and asserting herself for the first time in her life.

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    1. Nowhere is safe. You dont know where to hide anymore. It seems as if the entire world has turned against you. The biggest problem is not something you have done.s you. This book is Born Ugly by Beth Goobie. The genre that this book falls under is drama. I really enjoyed reading this book because through all the highs and lows it still keeps you curious. The book starts slow and then moves into fast pace. Each page has you so engaged. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It truly g [...]

    2. Another library withdrawn book that I took away on holiday. I thought it was extremely well written and will likely motivate me to read more by this author.

    3. A sad tale about a girl, being harrased in her life. I loved how she bonded with FIngley and her sister. Her sister wasn't the best charecter I admit but at the end her sister pulled through and became a sister that the main girl could look up to her. I didn't understand why the mom was so curupted, sure her father was 'drunk as a stone' but she had to understand the girl. It was sad to read the tormenting ways as she is titled 'dog-face', mocked by her school mates--like Wade and Garenett. Trra [...]

    4. Shir knows her future doesn't hold much for her; how could it when her life to this point has been so miserable? Her mother hates her because she is a reminder of her drunk dad; she can't count the number of times she has been threatened with being kicked out of her home. Her facial features make her an easy target of meanies at school, where she has had dog excrement smeared on her face, to go along with the moniker of "Dog Face." She finds solace in her part-time job making deliveries for a co [...]

    5. Shir is constantly harassed by her classmates for being "ugly" and she has no friends to turn to. Her family live isn't much better as her mother openly hates her and threatens to kick her out all the time. Her sister is popular and pretty, which automatically makes her a part of the group that torments Shir. About the only thing that makes her happy besides her secret peaceful place is her job at the local grocer's. However, when she starts to suspect that something could be wrong with the stri [...]

    6. This book didn't start out that great, to be honest. For about the first 4 chapters, I was a tad bored but I thought I would give the book a shot. It started getting more eventful and made me feel more which suddenly made it much better. Overall, I think this was relatable, although I definitely questioned a lot of the protagonist's decisions. I didn't actually like the protagonist, but I could empathize with her and sympathize for her. I didn't much like any of the characters in this book excep [...]

    7. Another good book from a YA author. Even though her subjects are always tough I enjoy trying to guess where they are set and look for the familiar landmarks. It's wonderful to see that someone I went to high school with has done so well in the literary world. If you have never read any of her books pick one up. The interview with Beth at the end of the book is particularly good but disturbing. So much went on in her life that we did not realize.

    8. Very emotional book. It is kind of slow and the plot is hard to pick out but I couldn't put it down, I suppose it keeps you hooked trying to find out what the book is actually about. Warning: it will take you on an emotional roller coaster, but it will have a good ending that even makes someone who feels worthless like me feel inspired, hopeful, and best of all, not useless. Highly recommended.

    9. I struggled with this book. I didn't like any of the characters and found all of them unsympathetic. I didn't care for the writing style (the terms the author used for beer annoyed me) and I found it sad that there was no adult in this child's life that was trustworthy. The author is brave to deal with these issues in such a straightforward way, I just couldn't get into the book at all.

    10. Not a big fan of this book - it was slow and I don't like characters who have such negative ideas of themselves.

    11. This book was so hard to read, the things those bullies did to her had me in tears. But the writing was amazing and had me feeling what Sher was feeling.

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