The Beautiful List: A Novel

The Beautiful List: A Novel

by Christine Virgin
The Beautiful List: A Novel

The Beautiful List: A Novel

by Christine Virgin


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The Beautiful List is a timely conversation starter for middle grade girls longing to know that they are worthy just as they are, as well as a great resource for parents, teachers and caregivers who seek to support today’s tween girls as they struggle to find what makes them uniquely beautiful.

Twelve-year-old Serah Reynolds is living the dream life in suburbia until a chance encounter with confident seven-year-old Rachel awakens insecurities she never knew she had. Desperate to learn about real beauty, and whether she measures up, Serah creates a list of beautiful things—but finds her own name impossible to add to it.  

As inquisitive as she is determined, Serah seeks to find where she does belong and embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of her best friend, Courtney, and her school counselor, Mrs. Caldwell. Along the way, her parents and siblings aren’t much help as she struggles with her appearance, intelligence, friendship, girl drama, boys, and even bathing suits. And just when it seems like things can’t get any worse, an accident leaves Serah scarred in more ways than one. Feeling betrayed and alone, Serah leans into her questions, faces her fears, and finds the answers she’s been seeking all along.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631958649
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2022
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 1,063,420
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

A former Charles Kuralt Fellow at Voice of America, Christine Virgin’s story-telling background comes from various print and broadcast media. After unsuccessfully launching a niche magazine for teen girls and working for Discovery Communications, Christine began blogging about parenting at, and, more recently, about fiction writing and her new hobby of racecar driving at She’s been honing her craft as a writer for two decades, with The Beautiful List as her debut novel. She currently resides in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and their three children, as well as their dog Baxter and an aquarium of constantly rotating residents.

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