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Ugly
Ugly | Robert Hoge
A funny, moving, and true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face that's perfect for fans of Wondernow available in the U.S. When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes. Amazingly, he survivedwith a face that would never be the same. Strangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was ugly. But Robert refused to let his face define him. He played pranks, got into trouble, had adventures with his big family, and finally found a sport that was perfect for him to play. And Robert came face to face with the biggest decision of his life, he followed his heart. This poignant memoir about overcoming bullying and thriving with disabilities shows that what makes us ugly also makes us who we are. It features a reflective foil cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout. From the Hardcover edition.
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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My 10 year old is reading this in school as part of a Battle of the Books, so I thought I‘d read it with him. It‘s sort of a nonfiction Wonder- a memoir of a boy who grew up in Australia with facial deformities and artificial legs. It‘s perfect for the middle grade set - heartwarming and funny and very honest.

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sk888888
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Read for a challenge. The audiobook was read by the author, and - I gotta say, I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. What a story! Solid 4 1/2 stars, highly recommended.

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Jennick2004
Ugly | Robert Hoge
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This was a great book...think nonfiction Wonder. Learning how he lived with both a disfigured face and no legs was inspiring! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Victoriahoperose
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This reminded me a lot of Wonder, but this was nonfiction. I really liked the writing style and the message. I found this to be a perfect length and very interesting.

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heidisreads
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An honest #memoir that readers of #Wonder will read quickly! #tdscampread18 #AlwaysReading

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BookishMe
Ugly | Robert Hoge
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The 2 #memoirs I completed for #LitWorld2018GB
#Syria
#Australia - Ugly by Robert Hoge
Hoge's book briefly records key episodes in his life with deformity and surgeries. While writing took a dive after promising start, I liked the matter-of-fact narration. #MG & #YA
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There was just as much chance I had become who I was because of my ugliness and my disability.

It was me, my legs, and my ugly face against the world. - Robert Hoge

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BookishMe
Ugly: My Memoir | Robert Hoge
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Meant to post before I flew but distractions ;p
For the first time, I am doubting how much vacation reading I can get done (The Ann Patchett will be part of a book swop ;))

The BookMail that was waiting for me, along with book gifts to welcome me...
😍📚😍 Stay Tuned!

Tanisha_A Have a nice vacation! 📚🍹 5y
BookishMe @Tanisha_A thanks! I am in Chennai and was welcomed with plenty BookishLOVE ;D 5y
Tanisha_A Oh lovely! And, hope you find some great bookstores there! 📚😀 5y
BookishMe @Tanisha_A oh I did! Visited the iconic Higginbothams, among others. Super happy with my book haul from the coastal city ;D 5y
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BookInMyHands
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This was such a wonderful autobiography.

Due to medication given to his mother, Robert is born with facial and limb deformities. His young life is marked with surgeries to give him a more “normal” face.

Ultimately triumphant, Robert learns to navigate the often cruel world of kids and adults, and ultimately comes to terms with his unique challenges and opportunities.

This would be a great read for upper elementary & middle schoolers.

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KarinaGuillen
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Ugly, a memoir by Robert Hoge is an inspirational book for the kids who have ever felt different, worried about the way they look, or who wondered where they belong. Robert was born with a tumor on his face and survived countless complicated surgeries. Although he has progressed so much since he was born, robert learns that kids and adults can still be very cruel. This memoir could be used in SR or in an Author Study. Especially for classrooms who

KarinaGuillen have read ‘Wonder‘. The attached link is an interview with Robert Hoge that students can read/watch to learn more about him: http://time.com/author/robert-hoge/. UDL principles 1.2 & 1.3 offer alternatives for auditory/visual representation and EL principle 17 Provide contextual support through audio visuals models demonstrations relia body language and facial expressions can be integrated using this book. 5y
Susancruz I love books that take on a personal side to it! I might have to check this out 5y
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DrSpalding Reading your summary, I immediately made a text to text connection with Wonder. Am I right? 5y
JuliaMurra This seems like a great book. I definitely want to read it! 5y
AndreaC This seems like a wonderful book for read to students who don‘t feel like they belong or even just for students to be more accepting of others 5y
ashley.v This reminds me of wonder. It would be really cool to compare the two books, to see if kids reactions are the same 5y
MakennaK I would love to read this! Reminds me of wonder and out of my mind! 5y
ChelseaPerez I think this is a great book to promote diversity on the classroom !! Reminds me of Wonder as my fellow classmates have said 5y
AshleyAA I love books that encourages students to understand the importance of being kind and accepting diversity. It‘s important for them to understand that everyone is not the same, and that it‘s more than okay to be different. The interview is a great way for students to gain a deeper connection with the book. I‘ll be buying this ASAP! 5y
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Eggs
Ugly | Robert Hoge
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Mr. Hoge was born with a tennis ball size tumor where his nose should have been, forcing his eyes to the sides of his face. After removal of the tumor, a nose had to be built, using grafts from his mangled lower legs which were amputated so he could navigate soundly on custom prosthetics. Quite a story, told with honesty and sincerity. He's competed in special olympics, written this memoir, and is an international speaker/presenter.

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Sue
Ugly: My Memoir | Robert Hoge
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I wasn't sure what to do for this prompt so I thought I would cheat and share my 15 seconds of #fame ... I'm in this book. This is my ex's memoir about his early life and ends with the birth of our daughter.

#septembowie

GatheringBooks ooh. intriguing. :) 5y
MrsMalaprop Oh wow! I remember when this came out. And I think I recall seeing an Australian Story on it? 5y
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Sue @MrsMalaprop Yes there was. My daughter and I were both on that as well. 5y
Izai.Amorim Wow, that's cool! 5y
LazyOwl Awesome 5y
Peddler410 I have the young readers edition. 5y
DivineDiana I think there is a story in you. Just a hunch. 5y
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Clwojick
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Finished off this audiobook while pacing the apartment. I was antsy, but it's raining so I grabbed my headphones and decided to pace the "creepy" hallways again. Really enjoyed this true memoir. Give it a read! ? ? This is a view from my apartments stairwell. ?

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Clwojick
Ugly | Robert Hoge
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Current audiobook. 💙 A true story about a boy who was born with crooked legs and a huge tumour between his eyes. A beautiful memoir read by the author. I'm about half way through, and I'm loving it so far. 💙

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BookishMe
Ugly | Robert Hoge
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#minimalistcover #minimalistcovers #JubilantJuly

Used a gift card to get these gems... This memoir reminds me of the book, Wonder.

The latest AMS BOOK, is the only title I have yet to read from the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Now I want to collect entire series 😉😉

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thereadingowlvina
Ugly | Robert Hoge
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An #inspiring and moving #memoir of #RobertHoge who was born with short, deformed legs and with a huge #tumor in the middle of his face. The tumor was removed and surgeons made him a new nose from one of his toes. This left him looking different from other people. But inside, he's an ordinary person with an amazing #strength to go through #life struggles with #courage and #hope. #bibliophage #readanythingandeverything #medical #calgarylibrary

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Runawaylibrarian
Ugly | Robert Hoge
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Read this in two sittings. Amazing memoir for middle-graders! A man born with severe physical deformities chronicles both the emotional and physical challenges that he faced throughout his youth. Told with humor and grace!

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Lannerz
Ugly | Robert Hoge
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Just picked up this book and I'm so excited to start reading!

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Peddler410
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I read something about Robert Hoge on the internet about a week ago and then -- BAM -- there was his book waiting for me on the book store shelf. So, yes, I bought it!

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TheApesOfWrath
Ugly | Robert Hoge
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Been waiting for this J/YA memoir: "Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, was filled with joy."

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abbylibrarian
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Meh. Kids who love WONDER will enjoy this, too.