Don’t Make Me Beautiful : Review and playlist

Don’t Make Me Beautiful- Elle Casey



“No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness…

At twenty-two, Nicole doesn’t even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster, consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that.

And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.

Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more. Does she dare to believe the things she’s told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her and share her deepest, darkest secrets? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.”

I don’t have much to say about this book except that it is extremely beautiful and inspiring. It was even better than the blurb description- which is kind of bland and cliche compared to the amazing storyline. Oh, and apparently its based on true events. *shudder*


1. Skyscraper- Demi Lavato (Describing Nicole’s brave heart)

“Do you have to make me feel like
There’s nothing left of me?”

2. Watching you- Rodney Atkins (Brian and Liam)

“Yeah we’re just alike, hey ain’t we dad
I wanna do everything you do
So I’ve been watching you”

3. Dandelion- Kacey Musgraves

“Sent you dancing on the breeze
And like a stupid little girl
I spent my wishes on a weed
Thinking it could change my world”

4. Only Hope- Mandy Moore

“So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands
and pray to be only Yours
I pray to be only Yours
I know now you’re my only hope”

5, Innocent- Taylor Swift

“It’s alright, just wait and see
Your string of lights is still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not where you’ve been.
You’re still an innocent,
You’re still an innocent.”

6. Fix You- Coldplay

“Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you”

7. Begin Again- Taylor Swift

“And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid
I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny ’cause he never did
I’ve been spending the last eight months
Thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end
But on a Wednesday in a cafe I watched it begin again”

8. I feel pretty/unpretty – Glee Cast (Nicole’s final feelings for her ex.. sorry, I keep forgetting his name)

“I wish I could tie you up in my shoes
Make you feel unpretty too
I was told I was beautiful
But what does that mean to you
Look into the mirror who’s inside there
The one with the long hair
Same old me again today”

🙂 Even if you haven’t read the book, you can listen to the songs- they are pretty awesome (according to me)



3 thoughts on “Don’t Make Me Beautiful : Review and playlist

  1. Bhramori Dutta

    This book ws in my Goodreads recs. It seems 2 hav a lot of suspense in it. A bit of dark too, maybe? Suspense/Romance/Dark would b totally my kind of book.. speaking of which, hav u read ‘The Unseen’?

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