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Hideous Beauty

Hideous Beauty

Hideous Beauty
Hideous Beauty

Dylan is forced to come out after his secret relationship with Ellis is exposed on social media, but to his surprise, everyone is really supportive - or appears to be. But Dylan's and El's happiness is short-lived, and following a tragic accident, Dylan begins to realize how little he knows about the boy he loves or those closest to him.

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


Age: 14+

Price: £7.99
ISBN: 9781474966177
336 pages
198 x 130mm

Author/Editor: William Hussey

Press Reviews

A page-turning thriller and an LGBTQ+ coming out story with a difference.
The School Run
A heart-breaking love story steeped in a thrillingly dark mystery for teens.


  • On the blog: The role of sensitivity readers
    Stephanie King, Usborne Commissioning Fiction Editor, describes how we check the facts in our books and also ensure that emotional and psychological challenges are dealt with accurately and sensitively. This blog post contains spoilers for William Hussey’s Hideous Beauty.