reply to post by Forevever
My grand daughter in first grade.............first grade mind you came to me one day and said, "Well, I was voted the second prettiest girl in the
We sat down and had a little talk on what real beauty is and how she should judge people on how kind and honest they are.
Now, the "pretty girls" wanted my grand daughter to play a prank on one of the "ugly girls" and she refused to do so, so before leaving this school
(her mother moved yet again) she was no longer allowed to eat at the "pretty girl's table".
There is a really good set of books I highly suggest. Normally I don't read Science Fiction but my grand daughter wanted this set so before giving it
to her I read over it to ensure it was appropriate (she is now 10).
The books I highly recommend are from Scott Westerfeld and they are: Pretties Book 1, Uglies Book 2 and Specials Book 3..................really makes
a statement about physical beauty in a New World Order, very good books.
Also Scott Westerfeld's Midnighters series was very good because it dealt with quantum physics on a child's level, time / dimension thing. There are
three books in that series as well and they are; #1 The Secret Hour, #2 Blue Noon and #3 Touching Darkness.
Really good reading for Science Fiction in my opinion.
I still suggest we should have a Books Nook Section here on ATS where members can come and give a synopsis and review of good books they have read.
Scott Westerfeld's stuff is very interesting. My grand daughter loves his stuff.
The first grade story happened several grades ago...............but it floored me how young they start at now judging people by the beauty industry
And by the way, read David Jacob's book, The Threat and now look at women 100 years ago considered beautiful and now.................big
Our standard of beauty has changed and I suggest you read, "The Threat" and think on that changing standard coming about.
edit on 20-6-2011 by ofhumandescent because: grammar