HMH Books for Young Readers
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.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Physical disability; death of a parent; death of a mother; amputation; amputated hands
male teenager; female teenager
mother and father
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2010 Fiction
rehabilitation; chemical accident; explosion; romance; friendship; librarian; library; bullying; loss; death; school
Baratz-Logsted, Lauren, "Crazy Beautiful" (2011). Diverse Families. 1944.