Grades 9 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 5.8
Lexile® Measure: 510L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: NR
- Character and Values
- Culture and Diversity
- Friends and Friendship
About This BookEverybody has two eyes and a nose and a mouth. What makes some people beautiful and some people not?
Nikki never imagined that this offhand thought would change the course of her senior year forever. But when she poses the question to her best friends, Alicia and Sam, Alicia is suddenly inspired, and the three unexpectedly find themselves launching a "human experiment." It seems like the perfect way to make a difference in their last few weeks of high school: they will each pick a student who needs a little improving and take that person to the prom.
When Nikki, Alicia, and Sam quickly become entrenched in their projects, each has to face difficult realizations about the people they have chosen -- and themselves. Before long their own close friendship feels fragile. Will they make it to graduation without hurting one another -- or anybody else?
Acclaimed author Kristen D. Randle has woven an intriguing, insightful, and suspenseful story about three friends who set out to transform others, with unforeseen consequences.