A wrenchingly honest, thought-provoking exploration of a girl judged and dismissed by society who must break the cycle of shaming that traps her in her real life and comforts her in her online one.
In real life, eighteen-year-old Beth is overweight, shy, and geeky. She’s been bullied all her life, and her only refuge is food. Online, though, she’s a vicious troll who targets the beautiful, vain, oversharing It Girls of the internet. When she meets Tori, a fellow troll, she becomes her online girlfriend-slash-partner-in-crime.
But then Tori picks a target who’s a little too close to home for Beth. Unsettled, Beth decides to quit their online bullying partnership. The only problem is, Tori is not willing to let her go.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Category||SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Lab ®|
|Number of Pages||352|
“Her struggle to connect with people is palpable and painful, and readers will find that they root for her despite themselves.”—Booklist
“[A] convincingly realistic story, particularly when describing Beth’s conflicting desires and the ways in which binging can combine satisfaction and fury.”—Publishers Weekly
“Doesn’t shy away from the dark side of young adulthood and the insecurity that can drive a smart teen to extremes.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
Author: Claire Waller
Claire Waller is a secondary school English teacher who currently teaches teenagers with mental health issues. She is the author of two adult horror novels, Predator X and Nine Eyes. Fugly is her first YA novel. She lives in Portsmouth, England, with her family.
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A wrenchingly honest, thought-provoking exploration of a girl judged and dismissed by society who must break the cycle of shaming that traps her in her real life and comforts her in her online one. In real life, eighteen-year-old Beth is overweight, shy, and geeky. View available downloads →