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Her friends once thought she was perfect. Now she must face the mirror--and herself--to discover what true beauty is.

Ellie Summerfield has everything a girl could want--she's beautiful, she's Senior Class President, has a calendar full of social engagements, volunteer commitments, and church activities. In short, she's perfect, according to most of the students at West Redding High School. But something is bothering Ellie, like a loose string on a dress she can feel but can't see. Does she really love her boyfriend, Ryan? Who are her true friends? And is she really happy in her picture-perfect life?

Then in the course of a few minutes, the loose string in Ellie's life completely unravels. Forever changed, she must face herself as she discovers what it really means to be beautiful.

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

  1. Which sister did you identify with the most - Megan or Ellie? In what ways did the journey of the sisters' lives influence your life?
     
  2. Do you have a sister or a best friend that is like a sister? How has that sister-relationship helped you? How has it been hard and brought feelings of insecurity and/or jealousy? Are their ways you can improve your sister-relationships, feel more secure about yourself and more okay about your differences?
     
  3. In what ways has your self-image hindered you from seeking your dreams?
     
  4. What are some of the most beautiful aspects of your friends and family members? What are the most beautiful aspects of you?
     
  5. Have you experienced a tragedy that made you feel like no one could understand or relate? Where can you go for help and healing?
     
  6. What are your thoughts and struggles with the idea that every person is beautiful?
     
  7. What do you find meaningful?
     
  8. What makes you feel beautiful? What doesn't make you feel beautiful? Are there ways for you to come to peace with your self-image and believe that your worth and value are not attached to physical attributes?
     
  9. Do you believe that God loves some people more than others? How do you think God views you? Do you think God created beauty in every person? In what ways can you become closer to God and see more of the beauty he created within you?
     
  10. What do you think are some of the purposes in life? How can you be beautiful in those purposes?
     

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Details

Her friends once thought she was perfect. Now she must face the mirror--and herself--to discover what true beauty is.

Ellie Summerfield has everything a girl could want--she's beautiful, she's Senior Class President, has a calendar full of social engagements, volunteer commitments, and church activities. In short, she's perfect, according to most of the students at West Redding High School. But something is bothering Ellie, like a loose string on a dress she can feel but can't see. Does she really love her boyfriend, Ryan? Who are her true friends? And is she really happy in her picture-perfect life?

Then in the course of a few minutes, the loose string in Ellie's life completely unravels. Forever changed, she must face herself as she discovers what it really means to be beautiful.

More Information

Length 272 Pages
Publication Date November 3, 2009
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1595543570
ISBN-13 9781595543578
Height 8.3"
Width 5.4"