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Ugly (younger readers)

Ugly younger readers A beaut story about one very ugly kid Robert Hoge was born with a tumour in the middle of his face and legs that weren t much use There wasn t another baby like him in the whole of Australia let alo

  • Title: Ugly (younger readers)
  • Author: Robert Hoge
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A beaut story about one very ugly kid.Robert Hoge was born with a tumour in the middle of his face, and legs that weren t much use There wasn t another baby like him in the whole of Australia, let alone Brisbane But the rest of his life wasn t so unusual he had a mum and a dad, brothers and sisters, friends at school and in his street He had childhood scrapes and daysA beaut story about one very ugly kid.Robert Hoge was born with a tumour in the middle of his face, and legs that weren t much use There wasn t another baby like him in the whole of Australia, let alone Brisbane But the rest of his life wasn t so unusual he had a mum and a dad, brothers and sisters, friends at school and in his street He had childhood scrapes and days at the beach fights with his family and trouble with his teachers.He had doctors, too lots of doctors who, when he was still very young, removed that tumour from his face and operated on his legs, then stitched him back together He still looked different, though He still looked uglyLY is the true story of how an extraordinary boy grew up to have an ordinary life, and how that became his greatest achievement of all.

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    1. When Robert Hoge was born, his mother didn’t want him. She thought he looked too ugly, that he was, in appearance, a monstrous baby. Fortunately, her love of children made it impossible for her to abandon him in the end, though we also have his four siblings to thank for it. This is an insightful nonfiction book about the life of Robert Hoge, who was born ugly and grew up ugly. Throughout his childhood period, he undergoes different surgeries, comes across many obstacles and is faced with vari [...]

    2. I quite liked this! However, it felt a bit rushed near the end, and after such detailed accounts of Robert's younger years, I would have liked to know a bit more about his time between being a teenager and an adult. Otherwise a great book, especially for kids! If you know a kid who enjoyed Wonder, give them this next.

    3. Each one had something different about them. I just had different differences. Memoir is the writing of one’s life, this would be so hard to do considering your book is called Ugly and is what you are calling yourself. I take my hat off to this author for writing his story.Robert Hoge is 4 years older than I am, but that’s where the similarities end. He’s endured hardship to an extent that I cannot fathom, and holds his head higher than I could. Yes he’s inspiring, yes he’s resilient, [...]

    4. 4.5★“When I was twelve I went on holiday to Sydney. One night I was alone in an elevator heading to dinner in our hotel. Two middle-aged ladies got in. One of them looked me up and down, then stared at my face long enough to make me look away.‘Terrible how they let kids so young play football these days, ‘ she said to her friend. ‘Look at the damage it does.’The other woman turned and stared at me too. ‘Yes, yes it is,’ she said.I stayed silent until the elevator reached the grou [...]

    5. This truly is a very moving and inspiring read and one in which I won't forget. Mary Hoge went into labour on the 21st of July 1972 and endured a long and difficult labour. On Sunday 23rd of July 1972 she gave birth to her fifth child Robert Hoge. After he was born Mary asked if her baby was alright and the doctors reply was no. Of course no parent wants to hear that straight after giving birth.Robert Hoge was born with a large tumour on his forehead which ran all the way down to the tip of wher [...]

    6. Robert Hoge is a guy I see at science fiction conventions, I don't know him very well, so my curiosity was piqued when I saw he had a memoir coming out.I learned a lot about Robert by reading his memoir, and am sure his book will interest many readers whether they know Robert or not. In some ways the title and beginning of the book are confrontational. So many of us are ugly in so many different ways, and feel we belong to what Robert refers to as "The Ugly Club"; outsiders, people to be picked [...]

    7. This book was well written and easy to read. Robert's voice is humorous and honest. I'm sure it will resonate with kids as it did with me. I will be recommending it at my school library.

    8. Robert was born with severe deformities including a large tumor growing in the middle of his face and two legs that did not properly form in the womb. He reveals that his mother did not want him as a baby and had to take some time to wrap her head around the reality with newest baby. This book also addresses the topics of bullying. The way Robert faces teasing is inspiring because he holds his head high (for the most part) and does not shy away from living his life to the fullest. At one point, [...]

    9. Don't remember why I picked up Ugly, a disability memoir by Australian author and SF fan Robert Hoge. It was OK. I may go look for his TED talk to see if he's more compelling in that venue.

    10. I was extremely interested in reading this as I have known Robert for many years as someone interesting to talk to at Science Fiction Conventions. I had always wondered about his looks but being a politely brought up young lady, had never asked before exactly what had caused them. His memoir is a poignant, witty, self-deprecating look at life for the not-so-normal looking. I laughed with him, I cried with him, I marveled at how much his childhood memories mirrored my own as we grew up in similar [...]

    11. Ugly is an amazing story of the life of Robert Hoge. he was born with a tumour on his face which left him disfigured as well as deformed feet which were amputated so he could walk with fake legs. For Robert to share his story is truly remarkable and very brave. He lives an ordinary life with his wife and child and has not let his disability conquer him. Thank you Robert for sharing your life with me, the reader. I applaud you for your frankness and wish you all the very best in the future. For p [...]

    12. Billed as "the true life Wonder story" this book documents Robert Hope's life as he learns to "own his ugly face." Hoge was born with a tumor in the center of his face, and under went extensive facial surgery at the age of four to fix his appearance. Hoge narrates his experiences in school and in life as he struggles to fit in. Told with wit and sincerity, this is a great book to teach kids empathy towards those who are different.

    13. I am incredibly glad that Penguin Random House decided to send me a copy of Roberts story. It's a very honest account of what's it's like to grow up with a disability. He wasn't born with a physical advantage in life and has a great attitude about it. I love that this is written for younger readers and I will be recommending it for sure.

    14. Fans of Wonder will enjoy this true story by Australian Robert Hoge about what it was like to grow up with a facial deformity and disability. This that rare nonfiction biography that kids will read. The I llustrations interspersed throughout the story were perfect.

    15. This was a memoir about a man who was born with facial deformities and undergoes many surgeries to look as "normal" as possible. He was often stared at and teased about his looks. While this was a decent book in general, it just wasn't what I thought it would be.

    16. Book Review:Title: UglyAuthor: Robert HogeDate Read: September 28th - October 4th, 2016Date Reviewed: October 6th, 2016Introduction: I received this book for free through First Reads. When I read the synopsis of this novel I was incredibly intrigued. A memoir of the life of a child that went through surgeries due to birth defects seemed realistic and interesting. Most school aged children (and even adults) feel like they don't fit in, so reading a story about a life long battle with trying to f [...]

    17. I really wanted to like this book. The illustrations were interesting and the overall story is heartbreaking, but the way it was written prevented me from really connecting with the work or taking anything away from it. It's a very sad story, but cut off abruptly and the writing itself was too basic for me.

    18. A memoir, written at a level that children can read and understandn't think of another I've read.Robert Hoge is from Australiahas made a good living writingd so he tackles his own memoir.Robert is the fifth of five children, and was born with several deformities. He had a huge tumor (huge for a newborn) on his face, obliterating his nose, and neither leg was correctly formedhis mother was unable to even look at him at first. And thus begins one of the most honest books I've read.Robert's story i [...]

    19. Hoge, Robert Ugly, 200 pages. Viking (Penguin), 2016. $17. Content: PG (some taunting and bullying)Robert was born with a tumor down the middle of his face and other physical deformities. He needed many surgeries to make his life just livable. Even though his mother was reluctant to know her baby at first, she become his fiercest protector soon after. Robert gives us an honest look at life with his face, especially when the kids at his school called him “Toe Face” after a reporter told his n [...]

    20. Between 4 and 4.5-stars -- probably closer to 4.5 starsI liked this book, and I think for a memoir that was toned down to be targeted towards a younger audience, it was still very detailed while still being easy for its target audience to read. I really liked learning about Hoge's story, and it was interesting to learn about his life. The only thing that I didn't like was how we got so much detail about his younger years and then her kind of skipped over and gave little details about his older l [...]

    21. A quick YA read, this memoir was candid and engaging. As someone who underwent a decent amount of hospital stays and reconstructive surgeries in my own youth, I could relate to a lot of Hoge's experiences, and I hope that they're understandable to those who don't have such experiences. It's a much smaller thing to figure out how to take out a prosthetic eye to clean it in a dorm bathroom than it is to be okay with taking off prosthetic legs around your camp roommates, but it's analogous. This wo [...]

    22. Oh wow! I did not realize how much I would like this book. I am not a fan of biographies but something made me pick up this book and read it. I really could not put this down. I was mesmerized by Robert's story and wanted to see how everything turned out. I cannot wait to share this book with the students at school. I'm sure they will enjoy this too. Robert, you are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story!

    23. This book would be a great companion book to Palaccio's "Wonder" as it's a real life tale of a person who was born with multiple issues due to a brain tumor. The book is interesting in that it's factual and a first person account of living through this. However, it fails on a number of levels to reach its true potential. The writing begins very strongly in the first chapters, but then descends into a more pedestrian description of incidents. Also to appeal to students beyond the narrative elemen [...]

    24. This is a great memoir! The audio version is excellent and since it is read by the author, Robert Hoge, you can really feel the emotion as he is telling about his experiences as a child with disabilities. It is pretty eye-opening to see the way peoples' perceptions change as he ages and how the treatment he receives is different depending on the age of the people he is interacting with.

    25. Funny and heart-wrenching. Hoge writes about his trials and tribulations of growing up with a face that even his mother struggled to love the beginning. Reminds me a bit of the book "Wonder." Great fast, high-interest non-fiction.

    26. I read this after my son recommended it. He said he liked it for the ups and downs but for me the downs were hard to read. I loved the end when Robert made his decision about his last surgery . . . great finish!

    27. Always looking for a follow-up book for my "Wonder" readers - when "Ugly" caught my eye. Robert Hodge tells his story about being born with a tennis ball sized tumor on his face and misshaped legs with humor and helpful analogies so the reader can really understand his plight. While maybe not a perfect book to hand-off to an Elementary student - it was a great read for me and thankful that the author was so funny, brave and honest about his struggles and wanting to be 'normal'.

    28. Honest, open and mercifully funny. Robert Hoge tells his story as no one else can, with resigned resolve and enough chutzpah to keep you turning the pages. Apart from the disastrously bad haircuts, there is not really a whole lot of ugliness in this memoir. Lovely.

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