Monday, April 29, 2013

ARC BOOK REVIEW...Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

Inner beauty wants out.

When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s summoned from her Missouri trailer park to meet Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer. He makes her an impossible offer: He’ll create three dresses to transform Becky from a nothing special girl into the most beautiful woman who ever lived.

Becky thinks Tom is a lunatic, or that he’s producing a hidden camera show called World’s Most Gullible Poor People. But she accepts, and she’s remade as Rebecca. When Becky looks in the mirror, she sees herself – an awkward mess of split ends and cankles. But when anyone else looks at Becky, they see pure five-alarm hotness.

Soon Rebecca is on the cover of Vogue, the new Hollywood darling, and dating celebrities. Then Becky meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, and everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But to love her back, Gregory would have to look past the blinding Rebecca to see the real girl inside. And Becky knows there’s not enough magic in the world.

A screamingly defiant, hugely naughty, and impossibly fun free fall past the cat walks, the red carpets, and even the halls of Buckingham Palace,Gorgeous does the impossible: It makes you see yourself clearly for the first time.
Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by Scholastic Press
I actually really liked "Gorgeous." Normally I tend to skip over these types of stories but I was curious about it and thus requested to view it from the publisher for an honest review.

"Gorgeous" is the story of your typical ordinary girl named Becky whois given a chance to become a big time celebrity. When she finally hits her peak, she meets handsome Prince Gregory but is unsure if he's in love with Rebecca, her celebrity name, or her true self, Becky. How will things pan out for her and her prince?


I guess what caught me about "Gorgeous" is the fact that deep down I'm one of those ordinary girls who wants her Prince Charming to fall in love with her which literally happens for Becky. Only, she's unsure and insecure about who Prince Gregory really has feelings for.

"Gorgeous" to me has the right combination of love, finding yourself and staying true to the "real you", and also going for want you want. Although I must admit that a lot of this story seemed like something that would only happen in a fairy tale, I still really appreciated the author for his attempt towards creating the world and characters of "Gorgeous."

My Rating:

-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8.5

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