Author: Brigit Young
The Prettiest is an incisive, empowering novel by Brigit Young about standing up for yourself and those around you.
“All middle school girls AND boys (especially boys!) should read this book.” —Alan Gratz, New York Times–bestselling author of Refugee
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, ranked number one, can't ignore how everyone is suddenly talking about her looks—and her body.
Sophie, always popular and put together, feels lower than ever when she's bullied for being number two.
Nessa isn't on the list at all, but she doesn't care. Or does she?
Eve, Nessa, and Sophie are determined to get justice—or at least revenge. But as these unlikely vigilantes become fiercely loyal friends, they discover that the real triumph isn't the takedown. It's the power that comes from lifting one another up.
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020
Roaring Brook Press