Gorgeous - YA Review by Audrey

Reader: Audrey M
Age: 15
Title: Gorgeous
Author: Paul Rudnick
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub Date: 4/30/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: A trailer park girl finds a man and a dress that have the capability of making her the most attractive woman in the world.
Memorable or Forgettable:  It was too similar to Tyra Banks' Modelland. It bothers me when books have seemingly unique characteristics, such as a girl who begins her journey as an unattractive girl, and ends it as hot stuff, that turn out to be nearly identical to another story.
Cover: Technically, there was no cover. It was glossy black with white lettering, but based on the plot of the story, black and white has a certain appropriate elegance. I think they shouldn't make a real cover for it, this one works better than most things they could come up with it to replace it.
Age Range: Under 12 through 15
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal

tags:  coming of age / BFYA nominee / ya lit

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