Beauty standards and high school are explored in Sebastian J. Plata’s FREAK ‘N’ GORGEOUS!
The pressure of beauty standards and high school matters can be pressuring and tiring, but Sebastian J. Plata puts these things into his new YA novel, Freak ‘N’ Gorgeous. These matters affect teenagers a great deal, so it is undoubtedly important that there will be books with characters people can relate to and understand, like in this book.
Check out the simple, fun and cheery cover of Freak ‘N’ Gorgeous by Sebastian J. Plata below!
Read the synopsis below:
In a world not unlike our own, there is a phenomenon called the Inexplicable Development—a somewhat rare occurrence that causes permanent changes.
Average-looking under-the-radar sixteen-year-old Konrad Wolnik’s life is turned upside down when one morning he wakes up stunningly hot—he has washboard abs, a chiseled chin, and is no longer sporting his dad’s giant nose.
On that same day, Camilla Hadi has her own transformation; the lean, pretty athlete is now devastatingly ugly.
The teens face the cruel world of high school from very different perspectives. Konrad shoots to the top of the pecking order, Camilla slips into pariah status. But soon the school starts rallying around Camilla and Konrad’s sudden popularity sours as people blame him for her transformation. And, the truth is, so does she. So what if they could use each other for personal gain? He wants everyone to like him; she just wants to destroy his perfect life.
And then the unexpected happens—he starts to fall for her. Will sparks fly or will their relationship end in a Carrie-like disaster?
Told in dual POV, Sebastian J. Plata’s debut is a hilarious, scathing look at society’s unrealistic beauty standards and the unrealistic pressures of high school. Perfect for fans of The DUFF and Winger.
Freak ‘N’ Gorgeous hits bookstores on August 7, 2018. You can pre-order a copy from Amazon here.