Butterface by Gwen Hayes
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Release Date: April 21, 2010
Goodreads: 4.14 out of 5
Pages: 17 or 8,000 words
Buy it: Amazon
When love isn't lucky...or pretty.
The scars on Beth's face aren't nearly as deep as the ones she nurses on the inside. She was born with hemifacial microsamia 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 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.
Butterface is a must read. It is absolutely adorable, sweet, sad, and relays a positive message to readers. Beth is self concious about her facial deformities, but Lucky sees past what everyone else sees and finds her heart. Gwen Hayes delivered a beautifully written short story that leaves me wanting to read more. This one is a must read! It's very short so there is no excuse not to read it.