gorgeousBook Title: Gorgeous
Author: Rachel Vail
Number of Pages: 288
Publisher: HarperTeen (May 26, 2009)

She’s looking good… but Allison Avery can’t believe it. Growing up with beautiful, blond sisters, Allison has always been the dark-haired, “interesting-looking” Avery. So when the devil shows up and offers to make her gorgeous, Allison jumps at the chance to finally get noticed. But there’s one tiny catch, and it’s not her soul: The devil wants her cell phone.

Though her deal with the devil seems like a good idea at the time, Allison soon realizes that being gorgeous isn’t as easy as it looks. Are her new friends and boyfriend for real, or do they just like her pretty face? Allison can’t trust anyone anymore, and her possessed phone and her family’s financial crisis aren’t making things any easier. Plus, when she finds out that she might be America’s next teen model, all hell breaks loose. Allison may be losing control, but how far is she willing to go to stay gorgeous forever?

Following the critically acclaimed Lucky, Rachel Vail continues her poignant sisterhood trilogy with the rebellious middle Avery sister, Allison. Fiery, sarcastic, and just plain fun, gorgeous captures the heartbreak and hilarity in one girl’s attempt to have it all.

A middle child, Allison, feels like she cannot possibly related to her sisters. She isn’t nearly as beautiful or lucky as they are. Allison feels neglected and left out with her family. And not that but her mom is having problems with her job which her parents are telling her about. Her best friend isn’t acting like her caring, gentle self either since Allison’s been hanging out with Roxie Green. While hanging with the most popular girl at school, she soon learns that their is a chance for new fun-filled adventures. Allison may just have made a deal with the Devil to get people to think she’s gorgeous in exchange for something. Roxie leads Allison to a modeling gig when they skip a day at school. And from then changes overlap her life–a new best friend and her crush showing interest back in her… what else is in store for Allison?

My first Rachel Vail book, and I am not that impressed actually. Some of the writing passages didn’t make sense to me at all and weren’t flowing exactly through and through. No “wow, I cannot believe that just happend” factors either.. which I thought they may be some since it was about selling a cell to the devil? However, the ending was pretty creative though, and I think it has a little personal message to the readers of this book.


Listening To: My Friends Over You by New Found Glory
Thinkin’: really need to write reviews, so I can catch up.

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