Beautiful

Beautiful

For Ages: 14 and up
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When Cassie moves from the tiny town where she has always lived to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind. This is Cassie's chance to stop being invisible and start being the kind of girl who's worth noticing.

Stepping into her new identity turns out to be easier than Cassie could have ever imagined...one moment, one choice, changes everything.

Cassie's new existence both thrills and terrifies her. Swept into a world of illicit parties and social land mines, she sheds her virginity, embraces the numbness she feels from the drugs, and floats through it all, knowing that she is now called beautiful. She ignores the dangers of her fast-paced life...but she can't sidestep the secrets and the cruelty.

Cassie is trapped in a swift downward spiral tinged with violence and abuse, and no one--not even the one person she thought she could trust--can help her now.

"Beautiful is stark, disquieting, and, quite simply, riveting."  --Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of Crank
  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416978312 | 
  • October 2010 | 
  • Grades 9 and up | 
  • Lexile ® HL800
List Price $10.99
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Introducing Author Amy Reed

Author Reed shares the genesis of her characer Cassie, a girl who gets caught up in a fast-paced world of drugs, sex, secrets, cruelty, and a twisted friendship triangle.

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About the Author

Amy Reed
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Amy Reed

Amy Reed is the author of the edgy contemporary YA novels Beautiful (2011 YALSA Quick Pick), Clean (2012 YALSA Quick Pick, Junior Library Guild Selection, Northern California Book Award Nominee, and YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee), Crazy (Bank Street College Best Book of the Year), Over You (2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee), Damaged, Invincible, Unforgiveable, and Nowhere Girls. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina. You can visit her online at AmyReedFiction.com.

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