Beauty and the Freak

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Jackie Bateman

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In a gritty town, a feisty teenager longs to find her mother to fix her broken family, while a musclebound boy hidden away in the shadows with a rare genetic condition wants to be part of her world; they discover in each other a glimmer of light in a dark existence of abandonment.


Drama, Young Adult,,Young Adult

Short Summary

Robbie's life is dark and lonely. Even if he gets out into the real world, he can never escape the way he looks. Kat's alcoholic Dad falls down the stairs and ends up in hospital. She longs to find her mum to fix her broken family. Instead, Kat and Robbie discover each other.


Scotland (script set in 'a gritty town')

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Happy Ending,,Meaningful Message,Happy Ending,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Kat

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Insecure, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Gracious, Aspiring, Complex, Desperate, Funny, Clumsy,Badass,Decisive,Funny,Sarcastic,Insecure,Gracious,Faithful,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Robbie

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Modest, Beautiful, Complex, Confident, Empathetic, Funny, Honorable, Heroic,Masculine,Modest,Aggressive,Charming,Clumsy,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Funny,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Tom (Dad)

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Uneducated, Aggressive, Blunt, Clumsy, Masculine, Desperate, Funny, Insecure,Charming,Clumsy,Outspoken,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Grandma Flo

Age: 70

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Funny, Badass, Empathetic, Engaging,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging

About The Author

Jackie Bateman is a novelist, screenwriter and copywriter living in Vancouver. Her first novel 'Nondescript Rambunctious' won a national first book competition in Canada, and grew into a trilogy of psychological thrillers. The second in the series, 'Savour', was shortlisted for the Relit Awards. 'Straight Circles', the final, explosive book in the series, won an IPPY gold medal in the European Fiction category. All three books are being developed into a limited television series called 'Thirst'. 'Beauty and the Freak' is Jackie’s first novel and screenplay for teens. You can find her at and

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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