"Every story here is a tiny jewel, and the editor has wisely chosen stories reflecting the many definitions and ramifications of physical beauty." —VOYA


Such a Pretty Face

Ann Angel (Editor)
Abrams / 2007

A stellar line-up of young adult writers examines our relationship with beauty in stories that haunt, amuse, stir, and fascinate: Louise Hawes, J. James Keels, Ron Koertge, Chris Lynch, Norma Fox Mazer, Lauren Myracle, Jamie Pittel, Anita Riggio, Mary Ann Rodman, Ellen Wittlinger, Jacqueline Woodson, and Tim Wynne-Jones.

A beauty queen with a chin-hair problem, an aspiring model who would rather take pictures than be in them, a boy in love with the gorgeous nurse he's never seen, a girl named Beauty who feels like anything but—the teenagers in these stories feel the power of beauty, whether it's to trap, save, torment, or comfort.

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