THE PRETTIEST: It’s the last thing Eve Hoffmann expected to be, the only thing Sophie Kane wants to be, and something Nessa Flores-Brady knows she’ll never be . . . until a list appears online, ranking the top fifty prettiest girls in the eighth grade.
Eve is disgusted by the way her body is suddenly being objectified by everyone around her.
Sophie is sick of the bullying she’s endured after being relegated to number two.
And Nessa is tired of everyone else trying to tell her who she is.
It’s time for a takedown. As the three girls band together, they begin to stand up not just for themselves, but for one another, too.
This story is about three 8th graders Eva, Sophie, and Nessa who stand up for themselves and others. The story starts off with an online list of the top 50 prettiest girls at the school. I really enjoyed reading the story that I stayed up late nights trying to finish. The characters are relatable, interesting, and well developed. I like how the perception of each character changes over the course of the story. This book is for middle graders who will comprehend what is happening in the story. The story is heartbreaking, funny, and inspiring. The issues in the book address bullying, sexual harassment, physical appearances, peer pressure, and rivalries. This book will definitely spark conversation and build self-worth. I recommend this book for every middle-grade female. I will be reading more by this author. I give this book five stars.