Have you ever felt different or worried about the way you look? If so you would understand what Robert Hoge the main character in the book Ugly a story by Robert Hoge feels like and goes through everyday. The book Ugly takes place in Australia in the year 1986. Robert Hoge was born with a squashed nose, his eyes were on the side of his head, and his legs were different sizes. The first conflict is that because of Roberts disability he can’t play the sports that he wants to. The second conflict is that because of how Robert looks the other kids at his school make fun of him and call him really mean nicknames that hurt his feelings. The protagonist is Robert because he overcoming his disability and trying to be like the other kids at his school. The antagonist is Roberts disability because his disability stops him from playing sports and riding a bike that he really wants to do. The turning point is at the end when Robert finally finds a sport that makes Robert feel like he is finally a part of a team which was his lifelong dream. I recommend this book for fifth graders and up. What would you do if you felt different or worried about the way you looked?