Book Review: The Art of Getting Stared At by Laura Langston

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The Art of Getting Stared At

4 stars

Sixteen-year-old Sloane has just been offered the chance to compete for a film scholarship. She has two weeks to produce a video. If that wasn’t hard enough, she has to work with Isaac Alexander and she has to move in with her dad and step-mother while her mom’s away. Then Sloane discovers a bald spot on her head, then another, and another. She has alopecia areata, something with no known cause or cure. Her hair might grow back, it might all fall out, the doctors just don’t know. Sloane tries to distract herself with the video and keep her condition a secret, but as it gets worse, she finds herself becoming more like the girls she’s always mocked: someone who obsessed over their looks.

This novel really hit me as I was reading it. I have a sister who was diagnosed with alopecia so…

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