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"Robert Hoge was born with a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs, but he refused to let what made him different stand in the way of leading a happy, successful life. This is the true story of how he embraced his circumstances and never let his "ugly" stop him from focusing on what truly mattered."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : VIKING, Published by Penguin Group, [2016]
ISBN: 9780425287767
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc - Distributor

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Sep 30, 2020

Now this book has some sensitive topics that may not be suitable to readers. The author describes bullying and how bad in other peoples' eyes it is to be different. Robert the main character in this book had a tumor in the middle of his nose and had surgery on it. The doctors create a new nose for him but, soon after he goes back to school and students start bullying because of his different nose. He doesn't want to let other peoples’ opinions control him though. The book goes on from the perspective of Robert and what he goes through. At the end he learns to love himself no matter what. The most interesting part is that this story is actually true. It’s from the perspective of Robert Hoge and that’s really brave of him to share it.

May 20, 2019

Ugly by Robert Hoge is a true story, a story about a young boy who lived with a physical disability, specifically: a severe facial disfigurement from birth and the loss of both feet and partial loss of both legs. This required a great deal of courage, patience, perseverance, and inner strength on the part of the author. Not to mention his courage to share his story so that other disabled persons can gain strength and courage from his example to deal with their disability. This story exhibits both kindness and the cruel nature exhibited by many among us.

Kindness, when Robert's classmate David reached out and grabbed Robert’s hand and helped him get down the stairs at school pages (47-48) and cruelty and ignorance when he was nicknamed: Stumpy, Cripple, Retard, Ugly Face, Go-Go-Gadget Rob and worse, i.e., Toe Nose, Pages (127-135). Recommended for all ages by Senior Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! D. A.

Jul 03, 2017

This funny, charming book talks about the difficult childhood of Robert Hoge. He teaches us to embrace our differences, and be courageous in different situations. If you liked Palacio's Wonder, you will love this book too!

May 29, 2017

Charming, candid, straight-forward and funny. With this novel, Robert Hoge teaches us a lot about living with a disability, but more about living as someone with strength, tenacity and grace. A great read for young and old, and for those folks who might never have lived with, nor encountered anyone with a visible disability.

ArapahoeKati Nov 14, 2016

This is like the real-life "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. Highly recommend if you ever felt like you couldn't accept who you are inside.


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