The Beautiful List

by Christine Virgin

Follow 12-year-old Serah Reynolds on her journey to define beauty and figure out if she belongs on her Beautiful List.

“I highly recommend The Beautiful List for every young tween and mother who wants to have meaningful conversations that will deepen their relationship. In today’s world with so many conflicting messages, we need girls to know that they are worthy and beautiful inside and out. This book is a great start to last a lifetime."

Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO, Girl Scouts Nation's Capital

When twelve-year-old genius Seraphina Reynolds discovers one day that she cares a LOT about how others see her, she creates a “beautiful list”— and begins the journey to put herself on it.

The Beautiful List engages tweens with candid trials about bathing suits, boys, mean girls, body image, sibling jealousy, friendship drama, family dynamics, pressure to perform, and even tragedy. It's a needed conversation starter for middle grade girls who desperately need to know they are beautiful just as they are. But it's also a reminder to those of us who interact with tweens - both boys and girls - that our attitudes and actions about worth matter greatly.

The book includes a book club study guide at the back that can be used individually as a journaling tool or with any group.

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  • Downloadable PDF of your own Beautiful List
  • Downloadable PDF of "10 Truths About Beauty"
    for display in an 8" X 10" frame
  • Downloadable PDF of a Christian-based book club discussion guide. (The book already includes a discussion guide in the back that does not include Bible verses.)

*Whether you order author copies through this website, or any format of the book from an online retailer, simply go to
www.christinevirgin.com/the-beautiful-list, click on the "CLAIM MY FREEBIES" button,  and fill out the form, making sure you include your proof of purchase (order number).

SUMMER BOOK CLUB

What could be better than a summer book club with your friends? And what better book than The Beautiful List? Purchase one of the pre-release, author-signed book club bundles below, and then send in your proof of purchase (details on purchase page). Then all that's left to do is set some dates, make some snacks, and gather your girls (both moms and daughters) to have some fun. Nail polish not included. 💖

GET AN AUTHOR COPY NOW

You can order pre-release, author-signed copies right here and be one of the first people to read The Beautiful List. Choose the option below that's right for you or your group and place an order. Only click local copies if you know Christine and can pick up your order from her.

$20

SINGLE COPY - LOCAL

One author-signed copy for local friends who can pickup the book from Christine, tax included.

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$25

SINGLE COPY - SHIPPED

One author-signed copy shipped directly to you.

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$45

Two Copies - Shipped

One for you, one to give! Two author-signed copies, with two "Live Beautiful" stickers, shipped to one address.

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$100

BOOK CLUB BUNDLE - 6 Books

Six author-signed copies, plus a FREE set of “10 Truths About Beauty” 4x4 notecards and two "Live Beautiful" stickers. 

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$150

BOOK CLUB BUNDLE - 10 Books

Ten author-signed copies, plus FIVE FREE SETS of “10 Truths About Beauty” 4x4 notecards and five "Live Beautiful" stickers. 

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Pre-orders will ship to you on or around the release date of October 4th, 2022

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"This book is beautiful and amazing and any middle school girl struggling with believing that they are beautiful NEEDS to read this. This book is a must-have and a masterpiece."

Eva, 12-year-old

"This book gently reminds all parents that our kids are learning from our words, actions, and feelings, even feelings towards ourselves. It's a beautiful read for tweens, teens and their parents."

Angelika Rampal-Springer, pediatrician, blogger at doctorangel.com

"Christine Virgin captures the deep dive into the question ”Am I beautiful?” in such a lovely way. When one person finds the courage to unearth the hard stuff, it presents others with the opportunity to do the same."

Ann Louise Weaver, Open Door Project

About Christine

A former Charles Kuralt Fellow at Voice of America, Christine Virgin’s story-telling background comes from various print and broadcast media. After  launching a niche magazine for teen girls and working for Discovery Communications, Christine began blogging about parenting at peeinpeace.com, and, more recently, about fiction writing and her new hobby of race car driving at christinevirgin.com. She’s been honing her craft as a writer for two decades, with The Beautiful List as her debut novel. She currently resides in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and their three children, as well as their dog Baxter and an aquarium of constantly rotating residents.

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