Saturday, June 18, 2011

Will Work For Prom Dress

Title: Will Work For Prom Dress
Author: Aimme Friedman
Rating: 2.5/5
Summary:Quigley Johnson has, reluctantly, given up the rest of her last year of high school to take part in her best friend Ann's Betterment Plan, which will turn them into the best-dressed, most sought-after, most admired girls at their senior formal. Because - hey - who doesn't want the perfect prom, complete with a dream dress and a devastatingly handsome date? 
But the prom costs money - lots of money - and even though the girls could easily have Ann's mom design their dresses (she's only Victoria Parisi, one of the most famous designers in the world), Ann insists that they pay their own way.  And that's how Quigley gets stuck making artistic topping masterpieces on frozen pizzas canvases, before becoming a live model for Ms. Parisi's fashion design class, where she meets Zander.
He's cute, and cool, and funny, with a killer design sensibility (even if he can't sketch).  But is he too good to be true? And what about David, the hot, talented artist at school, who's also kind of a jerk, but won't leave Quigley alone? And Ann - she started the Betterment Plan to improve Quigley and herself, but it seems like it's ripping their friendship to shreds.
My Thoughts: I love watching reality/competition shows such as Top Model or Runway, so when I picked up this book, it was a dream come true. However, it after completing the book, I was throughly disappointed. The author tried to add depth to the book, as to divert from the careless,frivolous stereotype that follows girls like Quigley, but in my eyes it backfired. The novel was torture to simply complete the book. I found myself skipping pages and chapters just to get on to the "point" of the book. To anyone out there looking for a book that combines romance with some of life's daily and realistic problems, I would not recommend this book. 

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