Beautiful

Beautiful

eBook - 2009
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When thirteen-year-old Cassie moves to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind. She chooses some dangerous new friends and is quickly caught up in their fast-paced world of drugs, sex, secrets, and cruelty. Cassie's new existence both thrills and terrifies her. She embraces the numbness she feels from the drugs, starts sleeping with an older boy, and gets pulled into a twisted friendship triangle that is tinged with violence and abuse. Cassie is trapped in a swift downward spiral, and there's no turning back.
Publisher: 2009.
ISBN: 9781416985303
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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0Charlie Jan 16, 2013

Beautiful is not.
It is a dark, sad, bleak story of a very young girl with no respect for herself who allows herself to be sucked into a world of sex and drugs in a desire to belong. Being significantly older than the protagonist, it is hard to watch her continue to make rotten choices. I did en... Read More »


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chhhinda
Jul 27, 2013

I personally did not like this book. I had to force myself to finish it. This book which can be read in a day took me about two weeks just because I dreaded picking it up. The main character did not seem real.

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danni7514
Mar 28, 2013

Easy read but very good. Couldn't put this book down and ended up reading it in a day. Loved it!

0Charlie Jan 16, 2013

Beautiful is not.
It is a dark, sad, bleak story of a very young girl with no respect for herself who allows herself to be sucked into a world of sex and drugs in a desire to belong. Being significantly older than the protagonist, it is hard to watch her continue to make rotten choices. I did enjoyed the author's ability to capture the "black or white" nature of the teen mind (especially on drugs). I won't be suggesting this read to my preteen any time soon.

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dprodrig
Aug 13, 2012

This is the book that results from stepping into the minds of teenagers who live on the fringe, who's parents are alcoholics, not present, or even worse, criminal. Definitely an uncomfortable read, yet keeps you engaged. If you like life and books to be perfect, with seamless endings, then this one isn't for you.

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somerandomchick
Jun 23, 2012

strong book, easy to read, doesn't get boring, kind of disturbing and messed up but it has a pretty deep message. At first I was like what the fudge am I reading, then I was all like oh God... but in the end I cried and.. i really loved the book. I wouldn't recommend it to my family (mostly because they would band me from reading) but maybe my friends.

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dixiedog
Mar 12, 2012

Sorry, while I finished this book, I can not say that I enjoyed it or recommend it to my friends. Doctor-at-Bass - 2! M. A.

JasmineAurora Feb 18, 2012

It was a good book that portrays an important message, but I felt that I'd read it before.

bxlilchina Jan 24, 2012

I love this book a lot. By far one of the best books I read in a long time.

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Dramatical_Cats
Aug 29, 2011

I found this book very riveting. I couldn't stop reading until I finished and knew that, although she is fictional, Cassie was alright and even though she went through probably one of the toughest times of her life. I wanted to know that Cassie was going to get through and survive Alex. Two thumbs up to Amy Reed for really showing what not only a bad friend can do to you but bad boys and a serious case of peer pressure! One of my favorite reality fiction!

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Haven0406
Jun 30, 2011

i loved this book, i got a little attached to the book. it reminded me of the movie Thirteen. <3 loved it :) i seriosuly cried at the end!

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Dec 25, 2014

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Mar 28, 2013

danni7514 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 20

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Mar 07, 2012

Greta_Lynch12 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 16

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bxlilchina thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

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Jul 26, 2010

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