Ugly by Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: YA / NA / dark contemporary romance
If I were dead, I wouldn’t be able to see.
If I were dead, I wouldn’t be able to feel.
If I were dead, he’d never raise his hand to me again.
If I were dead, his words wouldn’t cut as deep as they do.
If I were dead, I’d be beautiful and I wouldn’t be so…ugly.
I’m not dead…but I wish I was.
*This is a dark YA/NA stand-alone, full-length novel, which comes with a warning for triggers. Please do not read if abuse of any kind disturbs you.
This is a tale about a girl. A girl that has been so broken that her spirit floats in the breeze like ash. She’s what you read about in the paper, hear about in the news. She’s the face of the domestic violence victim who stays. Lily is brainwashed, dominated and beaten by her father. She thinks she’s escaped his cruel world but only enters another.
This story will shock you, bewilder you and leave you wondering how anyone can stay in an environment like that. This book will be too much for many readers. For some, it will resonate.
Lily’s shines bright like a beacon of hope.
I was given the privilege of being a beta reader for this book and I am giving my honest opinion.