Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter



Published: Novemeber 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Ebook

Finally, A YA book I didn't hate!!

I was so so sick of every YA book being full of Whiny teens who hate their parents and are caught up in ridiculous love triangles .

Ugly Girls doesn't pander to the reader and (rightly) assumes that they can handle more than some wuss crying over the new buff boy at school!

Danya ( knicknamed baby girl) and Perry have been friends for years. They dont really know whey their friends. They're not particular nice to each other. They dont talk about boys or other normal teens stuff. When they're together they just “are”. They seem to use each other to vent when ever it's needed. This venting comes in the form of hijacking cars from upmarket neighbor hoods or petty convenient store theft.

Baby girl seems to revel in her own insecurity. She ruins her appearance to match how she feels on the inside. Perry on the other hand is beautiful on the outside but rotten to the core. The perfect odd couple. That is until Baby Girl realises that Jamey is only speaking to her in an attempt to get close to Perry.

She someone manages to convince perry that they should meet up with him just to tell him to back off. This doesn't go to plan though and ends up being a sharp turning point for both girls.

I loved how descriptive the writing was. Hunter does a marvelous job of transporting the reader right into that dusty smelly trailer park.

I cant say I was mad about the ending. I'm not a reader who needs everything wrapped up in a neat bow but they're were a lot of loose threads left after turning the last page. I also had to knock of one star as it was pretty predictable.

However Ugly girls was dark, gritty and highly readable. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something more than the usual paranormal infested tripe that is YA.


★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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  1. Sounds interesting, I tend to like a lot of YA though. Will keep an eye out for it.

  2. Oh I never heard of this book, will definitely put it on my to-read list. Love the review :)

    Review: Love and Other Theories@TRD

    1. Definitively I think you'll really like it


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