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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Butterface by Gwen Hayes. Butterface by Gwen Hayes. When love isn't lucky The scars on Beth's face aren't nearly as deep as the ones she nurses on the inside.
She was born with hemifacial microsomia and was supposed to feel "lucky" that she wasn't as disfigured as some people. One boy, Lucky O'Leary, starts to find the cracks in her hard shell and finds himself falling for her. Only Lucky has a secret--he needs t When love isn't lucky Only Lucky has a secret--he needs to bring Beth to a "dog dinner" or lose his spot on the team. She can't find out that the guy who brings the ugliest date wins a prize. Young Adult Short Story words Get A Copy.
Kindle Edition , 29 pages. More Details Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Butterface , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Butterface. Butterface is a novella which doesn't really make any sense to me. Blame it on the pointlessness of the story or the main characters who are poles apart. To be honest, I think the story was just shy of shallow.
First off, I don't think having a couple of scars on one's face and a somewhat rigid jawline makes anyone a butterface. Sure, she couldn't have been as pretty as girls in books usually are, but that shouldn't be the reason to make her feel that much inferior. What I mean is that she had h Butterface is a novella which doesn't really make any sense to me.
What I mean is that she had had surgery and even though she remains the butt of jokes for the ignorant; she is better off than she was ever before. Needless to say, I had some serious issues with the whole butterface thing considering she was portrayed as a mature protagonist. For the part of Lucky, the guy, it was just kind of weird how things ended for him.
I mean am I supposed to take it and be okay with it? I don't think so. The way he was attracted to Beth was pretty ridiculous considering the circumstances. It is just very hard to believe that he was as tied down as it was implied. Yeah, bullying is very much a social issue to be dealt with; but to me, the guy had more trivial issues than the girl herself.
However, what I did like about Butterface is the ending when Beth finally realizes what she has the power to do instead of worrying about her appearance all the time. Still, Lucky left me feeling angry at him because of how things turned out for him at the end. So yeah, the novella was just okay, nothing great and pretty much forgettable.
View 2 comments. Aug 26, Simcsa rated it it was ok Shelves: read-in-english , realistic-ya. Two words to describe Butterface: short and shallow I suppose it's almost impossible to write believable romance in so little space, still it doesn't excuse the author. She could have written it longer, couldn't she? I don't know what she wanted to reach, but it certainly doesn't work with me. The meaning of the two words: fast and without deep emotions It resembles me to harlequin novels.
A woman and a man meet, fall in love, there occurs something dividing them, but in the end they resolve it and Two words to describe Butterface: short and shallow I suppose it's almost impossible to write believable romance in so little space, still it doesn't excuse the author. A woman and a man meet, fall in love, there occurs something dividing them, but in the end they resolve it and live happily ever after.
I give it two stars only because of our heroine Beth. Nowadays it's hard to find an ugly hero or at least an attempt for it. Note: Why only an attempt? I don't think Beth is ugly.
Who said that scars on your face make you ugly? I have a hook nose. Am I ugly? If you must read it, use it as a filler between books. Did you finish Mockingjay? Can't you stop thinking about it? Read this, write a review about how it lacks feelings and then maybe you will be able to move on. I loved this story! Lucky O'Leary is a diligent college student who goes to a diner each night to study. Lucky goes there to get away from the frat-boy parties and antics that go on each night at his house.
Beth is a high-school senior working as a waitress at the diner Lucky goes to each night. Lucky and Beth form a friendship from spending so much time together, and even though Beth is not Lucky's usual type of girl, he begins to care for her. This story is about falling, unexpectedly for someo I loved this story! This story is about falling, unexpectedly for someone you never thought you'd go for. It's about being attracted to someone for more than just their looks. Gwen Hayes is such an excellent writer she manages to make you care for these characters in spite of this being a short story.
She also manages to squeeze in some steamy kissing scenes, as well! Gwen is so good at writing those! A definite recommend! View 1 comment. Aug 02, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: dollar-menu.
Short stories always surprise and impress me. They really can show off the beauty and power of words and storytelling! A well written short story can pull readers in, create a connection, and cause empathy, joy and tears for the characters all with so little time and few words. Just amazing! Butterface does all that and more.
I liked Beth and Lucky right from the get go. Their warm, fun, sarcastic banter had a wonderful pace which added a fun, flirty feel to this meaningful story. It was a wonder Short stories always surprise and impress me. It was a wonderful read with clear messages of self respect, inner beauty, and standing up for oneself. Sometimes a short story is just what you need between books and I highly recommend this one. Sep 10, Lynette rated it it was amazing.
Because of her deformity, Beth is used to hiding. She keeps her hair pulled in front of her face and tries to disguise her insecurity with a sharp wit.
Lucky is the all around dreamboat and star athlete.
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