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by Neal Shusterman

  • ISBN: 0525475850
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Neal Shusterman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; First Edition edition (March 2, 2006)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1159 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1972 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 831


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Dark Fusion: Dread Locks Neal Shusterman. Dark Fusion: Red Rider’s Hood Neal Shusterman. Dreamland Sarah Dessen. Inventing Elliot Graham Gardner. p. cm. Summary: When sixteen-year-old Cara, a girl ugly enough to break mirrors, is drawn to a place where everyone can be beautiful, her deepest desire is to return home to say goodbye-and get revenge. 2. Beauty, Personal-Fiction.

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by. Neal Shusterman (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. While not as richly written as the fairy-tale retellings by Donna Jo Napoli or Robin McKinley, Shusterman has created his own dark, edgy, and suspenseful tale that cleverly borrows from such classics as the The Ugly Ducking, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast.

We dance around this question in Duckling Ugly, as Neal Shusterman takes us on a psychological tour of the consummate teenage ugly duckling. We climb into Cara DeFido’s head as she competes in a spelling bee, navigates the school lunchroom, and endures sibling torture. Like many Shusterman books, there are elements of fantasy that lend Duckling Ugly a fairy tale flair. But instead of giving us beautiful fairy godmothers and princely ponies, he grounds that fairy tale i How do you judge beauty?


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Contents ← Нил Шустерман. Duckling Ugly → 1. To the bone.

Dark Fusion, book 3. Prev. I am not one of the beautiful people. Some people are born with everything? looks, personality, brains. Any combination of two can usually get you by. You might not be much to look at, but if you’re a fun person and are smart, you’ll be fine. Contents ← Нил Шустерман.

Love this Dark Fusion series of modernized fairy tales! Cara DeFido is ugly. Not just mildly ugly, but ugly enough that when she looks into a mirror, the glass shatters. Her talents are spelling and.

Cara is so ugly, mirrors would rather break than show her reflection. Not even her own parents can deny her ugliness, and nothing can make up for the cruelty of her schoolmates. Tormented and tortured by the shallow people of Flocks Rest, Caras life is miserable. Love this Dark Fusion series of modernized fairy tales! Cara DeFido is ugly.

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Originally published : New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2006. When sixteen-year-old Cara, a girl ugly enough to break mirrors, is drawn to a place where everyone can be beautiful, her deepest desire is to return home to say goodbye-and get revenge.

Duckling Ugly (Dark Fusion). Duckling Ugly (Dark Fusion). Published April 5, 2007 by Puffin.

Frustrated with being so ugly and plain, Cara goes in search of a special elixir that makes her more beautiful than she could have ever expected, but when her beauty comes as a result of the loss of the beauty in all those around her, Cara is forced to reconsider her decisions.


zzzachibis zzzachibis
Shusterman is my fav... but this was a little too young for me
Cobyno Cobyno
I always enjoyed this book when I was younger. While the characters are more immature than I remember, I still find the story and concepts within very thought provoking.
Lanadrta Lanadrta
Great read leaves me wondering if she ever again gets to be with her love?? i like the lessons that are learned in this story. ive read this and dread locks and am waiting by mail for red riders hood... i hope this writer makes more ....
Brightfury Brightfury
loved the story. left a little conflicted about how to feel about cara at the end.
Hatе&love Hatе&love
Cara is ugly. Not just unattractive, but ugly to the point that her face can, and will, break cameras and mirrors. Cara has come to terms with this even if the rest of the town has not. But things are changing. Her social status improves ever so slightly (someone will actually talk to her) and she receives a mysterious message. The message seems to tie into a strange pull she has had to somewhere far away. Cara manages to figure out the messages clues and things really change.

Cara finds a hidden Shangra-La-like valley. There, beautiful and peaceful people live simple lives. They want Cara to join them. Usually people her age are not asked to come but another resident knew of her and managed the invitation. No one seems to care about Cara's looks but she is still not completely happy. But when her mysterious benefactor shows her the secret of the valley her life is turned completely around. Cara is beautiful. But while her outward appearance may have changes she is still the same person on the inside. This is most evident in her insistence at sneaking out of the valley to show off her beauty. But petty revenge is also part of her deeper thoughts and it is not long before she feels like an outcast again.

The tale of the ugly duckling has been merged with some ancient mythology to create the best story in the Dark Fusion series to date. Following Cara's rise and fall was quite a ride for me. The author does not go along expected paths but forges new ones. I really did not expect the ending (no Lost Horizons here) but it worked and worked well. I really hope there will be more books in this series as they just keep getting better. Check it out.
Prince Persie Prince Persie
This one is VERY creative - Shusterman is always good but this one... One of the things I like most about him is how he teaches. Science & medicine in the Unwind series (and regarding "unwinding?" We have a LOT of that scientific capability already with regard to conscious anesthesia - below the neck anyway). Being a little bit of a pain in the a** myself when it comes to vocabulary, I love how he teaches: Every chapter in "Bruiser" had a 25-cent word for the title, and in this book, the protagonist is a champion speller. This man can NOT write a bad story.
Agagamand Agagamand
So ugly it hurts? For Cara Defido perhaps. In the novel Duckling Ugly by Neal Shusterman, the author is very descriptive when introducing new scenery, characters, and situations. The author created a main character named Cara, who is unbelievably ugly. I was expecting this novel to be very dull and non explanatory, but it was just the opposite. The author gave many real characteristics to Cara, giving very descriptive words when explaining her looks as well as her personality. The plot of the story is based on Cara, who is constantly tortured at school and even in her home at times, trying to find her place in this world. Her niche. I was very excited when Cara found a place to reside where she was accepted, but I was also a little let down by his description of the place. Cara had dreamed about this perfect place in previous chapters of the book, but when she arrived, the author did not make it seem as beautiful as I had hoped.
Another reason I found this book quite interesting, was the character Gerardo. Gerardo is just a normal teenage boy. Not extraordinary in any way. The author creates a scene where Cara is sitting all alone at the lunch table, and Gerardo decides to join her, which the author makes clear is very significant. Cara and Gerardo befriend one another, and you are privileged to see their relationship develop throughout the book. I love Gerardo’s character because I believe it gives readers hope that there are kind people in this world. Not all of them are cruel. Although I love the plot of this story, I was also somewhat disappointed with the ending. The author constantly giving hints about an approaching climax throughout the story, but once I started reading the conflict, I wish he would have made it lengthier. The whole plot lead up to this moment, and it was rather quick and not as harsh as I was expecting, and unfortunately the author leaves you with a cliffhanger. I hoped the author would have finished the book with an actual resolution, instead of leaving you guessing, and not having enough information to assume what happened to Cara. Overall, I thought this book to be a very interesting read, and would recommend it to young teenage readers such as myself. It just might surprise you.
-Kaitlyn Wheat