Gorgeous

Gorgeous

Book - 2013
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Screamingly funny and defiant - a must-read book for the summer!

This is a book for anyone who's ever faced herself in the mirror, wondered if a new lipstick could change her life, and either read Vogue or thrown it across the room.

When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle's mother dies, she's summoned from Missouri to meet Tom Kelly, the top designer in the world. He makes her an impossible offer: He'll create three dresses to transform Becky from an ordinary girl into theworld's most beautiful woman.

Becky thinks Tom is a lunatic, but she accepts and is remade as Rebecca. When Becky looks in the mirror, she sees herself - a mess of split ends and cankles. But when anyone else looks at Becky, they see five-alarm hotness.

Soon Rebecca is the darling of the fashion world, but when she meets meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. And the idea of a prince looking pastRebecca to fall in love with the ordinary girl inside? There's not enough magic in the world.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780545464260
Branch Call Number: YA RUD
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,22 cm

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rocketkitty894
Jun 03, 2015

Although I found this book a bit confusing, the story line was overall pretty good. The end just sort of happened, and to be honest I don't even really know what happened, but it was nice to know their story. I think.

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HannahFaustina
Sep 16, 2014

Becky calls a number her mom left behind, and winds up the most beautiful woman on earth. The book is very descriptive, which is good at times but also had me skimming over parts. Becky isn't an especially likeable character. Her bff is even coarser than she is. The end, the explanation of everything that had happened, was stupid. This book isn't worth the foul language you have to read through to get to the plot.

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kristen89
Aug 06, 2013

I didn't really like this book, it got confusing and didn't make much sense at times. Becky when she is transformed, refers to herself as Rebecca and it really seems like there are two different people inhabiting one body. I did enjoy Becky's interactions with the prince, hilarious. Overall, I felt like they were trying to cram too much into one book, mom dies, daddy issues, weight issues, self esteem, love, fame, magic, ghosts and it took away from what I believed to be the ultimate message love who you are, and don't try to be someone else. .

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5pink61
Jun 18, 2013

This book was a little strange and not all parts make sense, but it has a good ending that explains mostly everything. Overall, I really enjoyed it and it was unlike anything I've ever read.

youthcollection May 07, 2013

When Becky's mom dies, lonely and poor, Becky makes her way to New York where she meets a man who changes her life. He designs three dresses for her, and when she wears them she's transformed into the most beautiful girl in the world. She still sees her old self in the mirror, but everyone else sees a jaw-dropping beauty, and her life is utterly transformed. At least for a while. Then, like in all fairy tales, things start to shift and go awry, and she needs to rely on her own quick-wittedness to make them right again.

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HannahFaustina
Sep 16, 2014

Coarse Language: Every bad word in the book is in this book.

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HannahFaustina
Sep 16, 2014

Sexual Content: Numerous references

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BlueBee1560
Jun 05, 2013

BlueBee1560 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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