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Paperback  Ó Beauty PDF á It s hard to say why, of all the books I ve read recently, I find this one so heart wrenchingly beautiful and powerful, but I ll give it a shot As someone who has always struggled with self image, this book may have helped me see myself differently The world may not agree I m far from objectively beautiful, but what does that mean anyway I m surprised at how much reading this has opened me up to new possibilities and potential happiness It s short and hard to bring into real life, but if yo It s hard to say why, of all the books I ve read recently, I find this one so heart wrenchingly beautiful and powerful, but I ll give it a shot As someone who has always struggled with self image, this book may have helped me see myself differently The world may not agree I m far from objectively beautiful, but what does that mean anyway I m surprised at how much reading this has opened me up to new possibilities and potential happiness It s short and hard to bring into real life, but if you understand you understand, and nothing can take that away I d recommend this to any teen girl or young adult woman struggling with physical insecurity It s such a life changing story if you want it to be Taking certain elements from Tom Hanks s movie Big, Beauty is a yet another story of being careful what you wish for a phrase actually spoken by one of the characters in the book.Wishes are devious things and wish givers commonly tricksters, demons or simply the odd fairy trying to get human beings to understand that magical shortcuts are rarely if ever the boon they re made out to be The protagonist is yet another loner teenager moping because of her off kilter looks these girls or boys are Taking certain elements from Tom Hanks s movie Big, Beauty is a yet another story of being careful what you wish for a phrase actually spoken by one of the characters in the book.Wishes are devious things and wish givers commonly tricksters, demons or simply the odd fairy trying to get human beings to understand that magical shortcuts are rarely if ever the boon they re made out to be The protagonist is yet another loner teenager moping because of her off kilter looks these girls or boys are rarely ugly, per se, merely the victims of typical adolescent growth too gangly, too bony, too fat, too skinny, too tall, limp hair, frizzy hair, dull hair, acne, freckles, etc One day she decides to wish that she be the most beautiful girl in her hometown Oops.While many of the usual basics are here beautiful mean girl s , handsome guy oblivious to ordinary girl s charm, best friends who are also outsiders, unseeing parents, e.g there are a few mild twists But the ending is as expected magicked girl realizes she was better off as she was, gets wish reversed, etc., etc., etc.Beauty isn t a bad book It s just simply mundane with a sprinkling of magical elements much like its central character What s it like to be the most beautiful girl in the world Molly desperately wants to be beautiful And that s what she tells Dharma, the mysterious portrait artist who sketches her face at the town fair just minutes after she s humiliated in front of Hudson, the guy of her dreams When Molly wakes up the following morning, she s the most beautiful girl in Miracle, Ohio Babies coo in her arms, her house fills with flowers from dozens of drooling boys, and she s chosen to be a model for the hottest store in town Best of all, Hudson finally falls for her But Molly soon discovers that beauty and her wish comes with a price She s faced with an impossible choice Will reclaiming her true identity mean letting go of Hudson for good Rating 3.5 5 WHAT I DISLIKED 1 From the moment Molly becomes beautiful there is no question as to where this book is heading There were no twists or turns, just a straightforward narrative that didn t surprise me 2 This reminded me A LOT of Mean Girls So in terms of originality it was lacking and the storylines were nothing new WHAT I LIKED 1 This book is still an enjoyable read even though originality is lacking I had fun from page one and it was a pleasant reading experien Rating 3.5 5 WHAT I DISLIKED 1 From the moment Molly becomes beautiful there is no question as to where this book is heading There were no twists or turns, just a straightforward narrative that didn t surprise me 2 This reminded me A LOT of Mean Girls So in terms of originality it was lacking and the storylines were nothing new WHAT I LIKED 1 This book is still an enjoyable read even though originality is lacking I had fun from page one and it was a pleasant reading experience Great beach read 2 The romance is so cute and I LOVE cute, fluffy romances Hudson was such a great guy and loved Molly for her, not just her looks I was such a giggly mess when those two were on the page 3 Molly s friend Kemper who reminds me of Janice from Mean Girls haha is so awesome She knows who she is and she embraces it She s one of those girls whose confident and happy in their own skin 4 Beauty really does come with an important message and Molly learns this lesson through the tough trials she faces I m glad it didn t try to force the message down my throat, it was obvious and I loved that the story did it in a nice, light way OVERALL RATING I had previously read this sometime in 2012 but after recommending it to a friend hi Gabrielle I thought it would be fun to re read it I m so glad I did because this time around I enjoyed it so muchI had forgotten how much I loved the aspect of the fair and how much it made me jealous my city never had awesome summer fairs like that I understand that some might find this book shallow but i thought it was a lot of fun and fluffy But this was really entertaining and I m glad I re read I had previously read this sometime in 2012 but after recommending it to a friend hi Gabrielle I thought it would be fun to re read it I m so glad I did because this time around I enjoyed it so muchI had forgotten how much I loved the aspect of the fair and how much it made me jealous my city never had awesome summer fairs like that I understand that some might find this book shallow but i thought it was a lot of fun and fluffy But this was really entertaining and I m glad I re read it What if you could be stunningly beautiful Would you make the wish regardless of the costs Molly did not realize that her melancholy wish for beauty at the town fair would be granted by the kind, but rather odd sketch artist drawing her portrait After waking up the next day dreamily beautiful, Molly s life changes in many ways Everyone wants to be her friend, her crush takes an interest in her, and she is voted into the homecoming court Molly quickly realizes that with her beauty, comes pow What if you could be stunningly beautiful Would you make the wish regardless of the costs Molly did not realize that her melancholy wish for beauty at the town fair would be granted by the kind, but rather odd sketch artist drawing her portrait After waking up the next day dreamily beautiful, Molly s life changes in many ways Everyone wants to be her friend, her crush takes an interest in her, and she is voted into the homecoming court Molly quickly realizes that with her beauty, comes power Molly is able to dictate fashion, ditch class, and determine her classmates popularity Over the course of a week, Molly s looks are not the only part of her that changes Can she recover her true goodness and looks Lisa Daily s first novel is a definite success Readers will cheer for Molly as she succeeds and worry about her when she begins to slip Molly is a funny narrator with a great sense of humor Reading from her perspective was never boring This novel is perfect for teen girls, but adult readers would have fun reading as well Most women and girls have been in situations like those described in the book and can relate to Molly as a friend and empathize with her I give Beauty five out of five stars What if you could be transformed from a gawky, awkward teen into the most beautiful girl in town It sounds like a dream come true, but in Daily s spot on YA debut there are drawbacks Teens will love this modern day fairytale I did and I hope Daily continues to write fantastic YA The book beauty was based on teen romance The main characte in this book is molly There is a guy at her school named Hudson Taylor and she has a crush on him But there s one thing Molly doesn t have the best facial features She thinks she isn t pretty enough, So one day at the fair a lady at the fair named Darhma drew a picture of molly and transformed her to be a beautiful person Molly thought that was the key to getting Hudson Taylore and being popular Atleast that s what she thought i The book beauty was based on teen romance The main characte in this book is molly There is a guy at her school named Hudson Taylor and she has a crush on him But there s one thing Molly doesn t have the best facial features She thinks she isn t pretty enough, So one day at the fair a lady at the fair named Darhma drew a picture of molly and transformed her to be a beautiful person Molly thought that was the key to getting Hudson Taylore and being popular Atleast that s what she thought in the beggining I really liked this book because it s based on teen romance and im really into those kind of books If you are also interested in romance or drama then i would recomend this book for you My favorite part in this book was when Molly found out that Hudson Taylor actually liked her real look And not the beautiful look Darhma gave her I don t think there s a single girl unless you are one of the 5% of the population gifted with natural beauty , who doesn t wish they could magically become the IT girl Maybe not the most stunning girl around, but we all have flaws and imperfections especially as girls that make us unsure, self conscious, and awkward.In Beauty, Lisa Daily brings all those internal issues that I know I faced as a teenager, and even as a woman today, to the foreground Molly is just your average girl She has I don t think there s a single girl unless you are one of the 5% of the population gifted with natural beauty , who doesn t wish they could magically become the IT girl Maybe not the most stunning girl around, but we all have flaws and imperfections especially as girls that make us unsure, self conscious, and awkward.In Beauty, Lisa Daily brings all those internal issues that I know I faced as a teenager, and even as a woman today, to the foreground Molly is just your average girl She has zits and frizzy hair and occasionally falls over her own two feet She s awkward and gangly and tripped her way right into my heart When she is given this incredible gift of beauty at a carnival, I cheered for her.I ll admit it I have wished for the exact same thing I see a girl with shiny, straight hair and look at my own curly, occasionally frizzed out mess and glower internally Seeing Molly get something I had so fervently wished for as a teen made my heart happy Only, then it wasn t so happy With this beauty came a new boy, new friends, and a new attitude which honestly started to suck Pretty soon Molly was not only blowing off her old friends, but maliciously making fun of them with the popular girls While I get that the message is be careful what you wish for, one of my only complaints is that I felt Daily took Molly s transformation a bit too far The things she did to people turned my stomach.This book is very predictable The most obvious ending is the correct one, but there s still a deeply rooted message here that I think is vital for girls and women today Do I think all beautiful girls are cruel monsters No, but if you place beauty on a pedestal above all else, then you ll lose that special spark that sets you apart from everyone else REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOKOkay so here is what my reaction is after reading this book image error GIFSoup image error GIFSoupOkay so this book was just an okay book for me It was good but not good enough to be memorable or to make it to my favorite list The first few chapters really made me excited but as the story progressed it disappointed me It started out so well but on the middle part, it kind of became really predictable all through the ending The topic of this book howev REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOKOkay so here is what my reaction is after reading this book image error GIFSoup image error GIFSoupOkay so this book was just an okay book for me It was good but not good enough to be memorable or to make it to my favorite list The first few chapters really made me excited but as the story progressed it disappointed me It started out so well but on the middle part, it kind of became really predictable all through the ending The topic of this book however was very interesting and that is actually what made me pick up the book in the first place This wasn t your typical Beauty and the Beast spin off How Let s just say the main character Molly became a Beast when she became a Beauty I m sure you guys could figure that out what I mean.Although I didn t give the book as high as 5 or 4 stars it doesn t mean that I didn t enjoy the book It was light and enjoyable and I liked it but I didn t love it.THE GISTMolly wanted to be beautiful I mean who doesn t right p She wanted to be someone that people notice when she passes by the hallway She wanted to be pretty because she wanted to be accepted Also, she wanted her long time crush Hudson to like her back.Molly gets her wish granted One day, she woke up and everything changed Although she still looked like herself, the symmetry of her face has changed and she became pretty People couldn t get enough of her Kids follow her everywhere The cool kids all want to be her friend And finally, Hudson finally seems to like her But does he really As Molly s popularity soared, part of her changes She became like the girl who wanted to be She became the girl who was pretty, snobbish and cruel She blew off her friends to hang out with the cool kids and gossip about them behind their backs Molly realizes this and then knew what she had to do Although she got what she wanted, a part of her changed too and not for the better She also wanted to know if Hudson would still like her if she was the same girl as she was before The good thing about this book was that it has a happy ending All things fall into place and Molly learns her lesson that clearly beauty isn t everything Molly and her prince charming lived happily ever after FIRST IMPRESSION image error GIFSoupWhen I was away from GoodReads I have been reading a lot of Fairytale retellings or any books about fairies This book caught my eye It wasn t just the cover that made me want to read the book but also the synopsis from GoodReads It goes something like What s it like to be the most beautiful girl in the world If someone asked me that question, I wouldn t know the answer because honestly I don t feel like I am beautiful The topic of beauty is something sensitive for me I am insecure and that is why I could easily relate to Molly s struggle and frustration CHARACTERSMollyShe was your typical teenage girl who wanted to fit in with the cool crowd You ll easily relate to her unless you have never experienced being the uncool kid at school then definitely you wouldn t be able to connect with her I have nothing against her though wanting to be pretty but when she started being a b tch that was when my problem with her started I began being pissed with her for blowing off her friends for the cool kids who never paid attention to her before She became stuck up which annoyed the hell out of me I mean it was possible to be pretty and nice too right But what the hell Lisa Daily made a good job making Molly She was very accurate and precise on what she wanted the readers to know.HudsonWell what can I say I love the guy I just wished he made the move earlier on so that none of this problem came up Haha But that wouldn t be a good story if it ended up fine on the first part right But I think Hudson was a great guy He wasn t like the others who wanted to be with a girl because they were pretty He looks beyond that and he absolutely stole my heart I thought he was going to be an ass but he proved me wrong.KemperWhat s a good story without a good best friend I totally liked Kemper She was a real friend unlike Ashley who dumped them for the cool crowd but then wanted to be close again with Molly because she was popular She was real and that is very important in a friendship.SethEven though he always teases Molly he loves her and I think he s a good brother Although I really think he really shouldn t have teased her too much But all in all he was okay.AshleyAshley was the type of friend you wouldn t like to have She was user friendly I hated her.MOLLY HUDSON ENDEARING COUPLEMolly and Hudson s story is something that everyone wants The cool guy falls for the not so cool girl I would have to say they would look something like this image error GIFSoupCute right Althought I dont remember if Molly was blonde or not or if Hudson had brown hair Hahaha.Why did I say they were endearing Well because their relationship shows that not all guys look only on the outside There are guys out there who lookson who you are inside They look at what isimportant But yeah I didn t really know if Hudson already liked her before she became beautiful but what the heck I still think they were cute.HIGHLIGHTS The theme of the story dealt with someone real A lot of people would be able to relate to Molly s issues It was written very descriptively It was imaginative It ends with a happily ever after with lessons to learn Main character Molly was very believable I liked Hudson He is the perfect male lead for a story like this.FINAL WORDSAs I have mentioned earlier on my review, this book was an okay book I liked the theme and the way the characters portrayed their roles The only problem that I had with it was that it was very predictable to the point that it was annoying I have always been the type of reader who tries to guess what will happen next and with Beauty I guessed just about of the whole book and I got it all right Aside from that I don t think I see any other issues with it It was a fun and light read If you re looking for a feel good story with a moral lesson, I would highly recommend this book I also think this book will besuited for teens between 12 16 maybe Since I m already 23, it just wasn t that much exciting for me like the other YA books that I have read.All in all it was a good book and I enjoyed it

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