A Beautiful True Story About One Very Ugly Kid

Written by Robert Hoge

Ugly is true story about a boy born with a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face. His mother, upon seeing him, did not want to take him home from the hospital as a baby. He goes on to tell stories about his life, the surgeries he has had to correct his face, and his interactions with others. It’s a very interesting book, and is inspiring that this boy has such determination and self confidence! Great story.

Review by Jessica Coffey, Hunter High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Ugly
Written by Robert Hoge
Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
200 pages
Release Date: September 6, 2016 (USA)
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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  1. I would love to have this book in our library. I think it is important to have content like this available to our young adults.

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