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If you made a list of beautiful things,
would you be on it?

FRIENDS! You can get your copy of The Beautiful List wherever books are sold! If you've ordered one and you're here to claim the freebies with your order, simply click on this "CLAIM MY FREEBIES" button and I'll be sure to get them to you.

The book also has a website - - where you can order signed copies, book bundles with special add-ons, and find cool ancillary resources like a playlist made up of the songs included at the beginning of every chapter.


What's The Beautiful List about? 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.

*I am also happy to speak to your school, girl's group or youth group. Simply complete the "Contact Christine" form at the bottom of the page to get the ball rolling. I can't wait to meet you!

WHAT readers SAY


Katie m. reid, author and mother of 5

“A delightful coming-of-age story that enters into the journey of twelve- year-old Serah Reynolds as she searches to define, categorize, and embrace what is truly beautiful. Serah grows deeper and stronger as she encounters friend issues, sibling dynamics, and several unexpected encounters that alter her, inside and out. Regardless of your age, this story invites you to be on the lookout for beauty that’s more than skin deep.

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Nancy rue, middle grade author

“Once I started to love Serah – somewhere around page 1 – I couldn’t close the cover. This novel has everything: original concept, timely theme handled with authenticity, characters I wanted to either bring home or smack (which is a good thing) and a voice that convinced me that Christine Virgin actually is a 12-year- old MENSA candidate with a heart as big as Montana. Tween readers are in good hands with this author.”

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lidia soto-harmon, Girl Scouts ceo

“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.”

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