Friday, August 28, 2009

Gorgeous by Rachel Vail

****Gorgeous by Rachel Vail****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 86/100
Grade- B

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?

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Although Lucky was funny, and overall enjoyable, I think that Gorgeous had a lot more depth to it.

In Lucky Phoebe always talked about how beautiful she thought Allison was, so it was interesting to view Allison's point of view, which was feeling "okay" about her appearance. There were a lot of these point of view parts that I found amazing. Like in Lucky, Phoebe thought her sister's were always hiding things from her and that Allison was mean to her. Actually while reading Lucky Allison was my least favorite of the sisters. But in Gorgeous we discover that Allison isn't really being mean. It was just fun to see how different someone's interpretations of one event can be.

I really can not wait for the third book to come out. It seems as if the third Avery sister might have the biggest surprise for me yet. Overall I would say that Vail did a great job of re-writing the same dates in these sister's lives but making us realize that everyone sees things in a different way.


-Amanda

3 comments:

TruBlu93 said...

I am just a little bit jealous. =) I didn't know this was a series but it sounds really good.

Ellie said...

This sounds pretty interesting. The cover's certainly very eyecatching!

Liz said...

Looks like a great book! I'll put it on my reading list :)
-Liz

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