Title: Braless in Wonderland
Author: Debbie Reed Fischer
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (April 17, 2008)
Length: 224 pages
Description from Goodreads:
Allee Rosen is a lot of things: high school senior, overachiever, brain. The one thing Allee is not is supermodel material—at least that’s what she thinks until modeling scouts spot her and she moves to Miami to work with an elite modeling agency. Suddenly Allee is swept up in a whirlwind of designer labels, photo shoots, go-sees and some seriously backstabbing models. Will this fabulous new life go to her head? Author Debbie Reed Fischer offers readers a fresh, fun, and honest peek into the crazy and glamorous world of professional modeling.
When I discovered this book I had to read it! I'm a closet ANTM addict :) Braless in Wonderland takes a look at a girl who gets sucked into the world of modeling. Alle Rosen planned on spending the last half of her senior year studying like crazy to raise her GPA in the hope of getting as many scholarships as possible to help pay for Yale. Being accidentally discovered at a mall was never part of the plan. Allee learns that models may be made of sugar and spice and things not so nice. This is really a book about a girl overcoming her preconceived notions. Many people (even today) have the idea that models are all "fluff", including Allee. Throughout the book this notion is constantly challenged. Allee will see that not only do models have something going on upstairs, but there is also a darker side. Underage drinking, partying, drug use, and the question of compromising morals are all tackled in Braless in Wonderland. I must say that I enjoyed this book more than I originally thought I would. Allee was a character I really liked, but her roommates really add dimension to the story. Braless in Wonderland really surprised me! I wasn't expecting that ending and all though this is a stand alone book (as far as I know) I would love to see a sequel! This book does have some "mature" themes as mentioned above. Braless in Wonderland gets a 3 1/2 STAR rating!
* This book is part of the Topic of the Month Feature- Contemporary April. Let me know what you think about this idea and what you think about Braless in Wonderland. If you had the chance to be a model would you give up the last semester of your senior year?