Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Braless in Wonderland by Debbie Reed Fischer

Alee Rosen is a lot of things: High school senior, overachiever, feminist, brainiac. The one thing she's not is super model material--she leaves that to pretty people like her little sister (a.k.a. "The Fluff"). That's why it's a complete shock when Allee, not her sister, is the one spotted by modeling scouts at the mall and signed by a major modeling agency in Miami. It's classic geek-to-chic--but it's not like it's going to change her, right? She's doing it for the money that will pay her way through college. Very soon, however, Allee is swept up in the whirlwind of go-sees, designer labels, and photo shoots. She's hot, and that has her backstabbing model roommates steaming and scheming. Will her sudden rise to elusive It Girl status lead Allee to drop her dreams and forget who she really is?

Braless in Wonderland was a wonderful book. Right from the start I was hooked. This page-turner had an interesting plot, relatable characters, and a hilarious narrator. It was a very well-written book, with vivid descriptions and dialogue. Debbie Reed Fischer made it easy to feel as if you were really there. It was very interesting to get an inside look at how the modeling world works. I especially liked that Fisher related Allee's transformation to Alice's transformation in Alice in Wonderland, which I thought really made the story.

This book contained underage drinking and the use of illegal drugs.

Reviewer Age:16

Reviewer City, State and Country: Leopold, MO USA

Rating: 10

Content Rating: 3

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