Crazy Beautiful

Title

Crazy Beautiful

Publisher

HMH Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780547403106

Pages

204 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In this contemporary retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," a teenaged boy whose hands were amputated in an explosion and a gorgeous girl whose mother has recently died form an instant connection when they meet on their first day as new students.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

910L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Physical disability; death of a parent; death of a mother; amputation; amputated hands

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2010 Fiction

Keywords

rehabilitation; chemical accident; explosion; romance; friendship; librarian; library; bullying; loss; death; school

Diversity Impact

direct

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