Hideous Beauty

William Hussey

Age: 14+


Hideous Beauty

Age 14+

In stock

"Stunning...a gorgeous, twisty gem of a book" - Simon James Green

How well do you really know the people you love?

Dylan falls for Ellis the moment he meets him - he's funny and fearless and makes living in a small town like Ferrivale more bearable. Dylan is head over heels in love, although deep down he sometimes wonders if Ellis is keeping secrets from him.

When a tragic accident rips them apart, Dylan begins to discover just how little he knows about the boy he loves, and that Ellis isn't the only person in Ferrivale who's been keeping secrets...

Powerful, page-turning and perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Karen McManus

352 pages
198.7 x 136.1mm
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Accelerated Reader Book Level:
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
Upper years (UY)
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Publication Date:
May 2020
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William Hussey
William Hussey is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. As a gay man and a visiting author, he has spoken to hundreds of LGBTQ+ students worldwide. Hearing their stories of modern intolerance, prejudice and the tragic consequences this can lead to, inspired him to write his first LGBTQ+ book, Hideous Beauty. Fusing real LGBTQ+ stories with classic genre writing, Will is a dazzling voice in UKYA.

Find out more about William Hussey


North East Teen Book Award 2021


Crimefest Book Awards 2021


The Diverse Book Awards 2021


Sussex Coast Schools' Amazing Book Award 2021

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This tender, poignant evocation of first love is warm and profoundly thought-provoking.

The Guardian

A heart-breaking love story steeped in a thrillingly dark mystery for teens.


A page-turning thriller and an LGBTQ+ coming out story with a difference.

The School Run

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