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Hideous Beauty Reviews

Hideous Beauty by William Hussey

Hideous Beauty

William Hussey

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 28 May 2020
ISBN: 9781474966177

Dylan is forced to come out after his secret relationship with Ellis is exposed on social media, but to his surprise, everyone is really supportive - or appears to be. But Dylan's and El's happiness is short-lived, and following a tragic accident, Dylan begins to realize how little he knows about the boy he loves...or those closest to him.

5 stars out of 5

"warm, funny and profoundly thought-provoking"

Dylan is afraid to come out until flamboyant, magnificent Ellis arrives at school. When they are outed via social media, he’s proud to acknowledge his sexuality and his beloved boyfriend. But suddenly, tragedy strikes. Grieving and shocked, Dylan is determined to investigate, no matter what uncomfortable truths he uncovers. Almost unbearably poignant, this tender evocation of first love and loss is also warm, funny and profoundly thought-provoking.