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Preview — The Look by Sophia Bennett
From the synopsis at the back, I was expecting it to be a light read and something I could complete in an hour or so. However, it was the author's attempt at dealing with issues such as cancer, the fashion industry, finance problems and body image. In my opinion, the author did not succeed at th...more
This book made me laugh and it made me cry. Often at the same time.
The Look masterfully weaves the world of fashion and modelling with high-school and the devastating effects of cancer on one so young. It's one hell of a read.
I felt a better person when I finished The Look, as though I myself had grown with the characters.
Ted is one hell of a great sister, an all round awesome girl. She suffers a little at school, but doesn't everyone? I only with t...more
Makanya pas Simon yang mengaku pencari model mendatanginya alih-alih, Ava, kakaknya, Ted kalang kabut. Dia menduga kala...more
At times I found Ted’s continued insistence that she was ugly grating, particularly after the modelling took off but I did warm to her in the end. Ava is wonderful, I really worried about her as the c...more
Edwina "Ted" Trout isn't made of model material. Too tall, too skinny, and without much of...more
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In 'The Look' draait het om Ted. Ted is een 15-jarig meisje, met een doorlopende wenkbrauw en een kapsel dat lijkt op een vogelnestje. Haar zus, Ava, daarentegen is beeldschoon. Wanneer Ted op een zaterdag met Ava op pad is, wordt ze wonder boven wonder gescout door een modellenbureau.
Wanneer ze eindelijk beseft dat dit de kans van haar leven is, blijkt haar zus e...more
The Look is without a doubt one of those books that will make you roar with laughter one minute, shed a few tears the next but most importantly, it will make you think and re-evaluate your life. I loved everything about it, from the characters and the plot to Bennett's writing style - just brilliant.
Writing from a 15-year old girl's point of view is quite risky and and it can go horribly wrong since many t...more
Like many, I read the brief summary of the story, saw the gorgeous cover, and very greedily requested it. It looks and feels like chick lit and I love chick lit…so what could wrong? I imagi...more
The Look is one of those books that will either work well, or not work at all. Combining something many teenage girls dream about like modelling with a nightmare of cancer is a risk. So full credit to Sophia Bennett for pulling it off.
When Ted (Edwina) Trout is spotted by a modelling agency, she is certain it is a joke. Her sister, Ava, is the beautiful one after all. However, after her sister's shock diagnosis of cancer and with Ava's encourage...more
The story follows 15 year old Ted (Edwina) who has grown up i...more
Questa è principalmente la classica storia di due sorelle. Una bella, l’altra p...more
As the younger sister, Ted has a tendency to follow Ava’s lead — no matter how crazy her ideas are. Even in the midst of the changes their family has overcome (their dad losing their job and them moving into a new, smaller home), Ava can still convince Ted to jingle a tambourine on the street in hopes of scoring some cash.
Instead, they get a melted piece of Starburst and a business card from a modeling scout… interested in Ted.
Now, when I first s...more
The Look bercerita tentang Edwina ‘Ted’ Trout, remaja 15 tahun yang mendadak hidup pas-pasan karena ayahnya dipecat jadi dosen dan suatu hari mengamen bersama kakaknya, Ava, si cantik yang mirip Elizabeth Taylor. Saat mengamen itu Ted disamperin oleh Simon yang me...more
Its a nice enough book, it deserves a lot more recognition.
Its way deeper than most YA books.
I loved the relationship she had with her sister.
It wasn't sad like i had expected, happy ending and everything.
Thing is, its sort of forgettable.
The only reason I'm making a review is because I bought this book right before a camping trip so that I have a light read at hand. It wasn't boring, I pretty much was reading continuously on the twelve hour train trip while my classmates screamed the school ant
I picked up t...more
Tapi Ted penasaran dengan orang yang memberikan tawaran itu, dan ketika dia mengetahui bahwa Model City (agensi yang menawarinya menjadi model) benar-benar ada, Ted berpikir untuk mencoba. Apal...more
Tapi Ted Trout tidak selamat. Dia ditemukan oleh orang agensi model, didorong Ava, si kakak yang jatuh cinta sama gemerlap dunia model, didukung rasa ingin...more
The cover really caught my eye when I was browsing through the YA section at the library. The subject is relevant on several levels. It deals with family commitments, sister relationships, money troubles, bullying, self-image, beauty, life goals, honesty, boy/girl friendships and ethics. The Sophia Bennet pulls all these themes together beautifully keeping the reader interested from beginning to end. I stayed up late reading because I really cared about Ted and wanted to know...more
Ava is popular, pretty and has a movie star smile - so when her gawky, awkward little sister Ted is the one scouted as a model while Ava's...more
Within a few pages of The Look I was laughing, some of the things Ted (Edwina) comes out with had me in stitches.
"I think I'm supposed to 'take a sad song and make it better', but that's beyond
Ava e Ted sono quanto più diverse due sorelle potrebbero mai essere: Ava, la maggiore, è bellissima, popolare, tutti sono innamorati di lei, Ted, la minore, è alta e allampata, senza un briciolo di femminilità. Incredibilmente è proprio Ted ad attirare l'attenzione di un talent scout. Tutto passa in secondo piano quando ad Ava viene diagnosticato un tumore. A Ted non importa poi molto di diventare una modella, preferisce stare accanto a sua sorella in ques...more
The characters are wonderful. I love them all. Ted is such a sweetheart and she develops such a wonderful r...more
I wanted to be a writer so much that I didn’t dare actually do any serious writing for many years. Instead,...more