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The Good, the Fab, and the Ugly (Poseur #2)

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Fashion isn't everything.
It's the only thing.

Halloween comes to Winston Prep and the newly named teen fashion label POSEUR introduces this season's must-have accessory: a red-hot handbag called the Trick-or-Treater. But whose design is sweetest? Janie, Petra, Melissa, and Charlotte all insist: Mine. You see the problem?

Good thing, then, for the sweetness of revenge. Time
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2008)
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Apr 23, 2009 Katherine rated it really liked it
Halloween is arriving shortly at Winston Prep and the new teen fashion label POSEUR wants to introduce this season’s must-have accessory: a handbag called the trick-or-treater. But will the four very different girls be able to agree on a design?
Charlotte Beverwil is the rich and cool girl at school. She has very strong opinions and doesn’t take no for an answer. That is, until her handbag idea is voted out for its bad fabric and cheesy structure.
Janie Farrish is quite the opposite. She isn’t ver
Kari Anderson
Oct 11, 2009 Kari Anderson rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Poseur series by Rachel Maude.

The books are about 4 high school girls from completely different molds. One is a hoity-toity Frenchie. One is the daughter of a rapper. One is a hippie. And one is a Plain Jane, whose name just happens to be Janie.

The four are all passionate about one thing: STYLE! They get grouped together for a project where they make their own clothing line. At the end of the first book, they have a party to name the line and on every piece of pape
My friends was reading this book in class and told me she had rather enjoyed it, because it was modern and humerous. I tried looking for this book in my public library but it was never there. Finally, last time I went I found this book and the next one but not the previous one. Still, I thought I'd read it even without the first book.

This book has a lot of characetrs that I either hated or felt were plain dolls with nothing interesting whatsoever. Charlotte was probably the character I hated mos
Dec 26, 2012 Phyllis rated it did not like it
Shelves: fashion, fiction
It causes me great spiritual pain to give such a low rating to a book with a subplot about designing a handbag, but I just can't give the vaguely fashion themed POSEUR series the love I wish I could give it. The concept of four girls with different styles and different serious teen problems trying to work together to start a fashion label for an independent study at their ritzy school has so much potential, but everything is sunk by paper-thin characterizations that make it really difficult to m ...more
Nov 18, 2008 Meg rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any girl, and if u like the clique series
this book was AWESOME! that is, if you like books like the clique series and all of that stuff. if u plan on reading the 1st one or if u have already read it, make sure you read this one and the 3rd one even tho it comes out in the summer of 2009. im gonna give it 5 stars, even tho i gave all the books in the twilight saga 5 stars, (i think...) but this wasn't as good as those books. nothing is better than the twilight saga!!!!!!! =)anywayz, just read these books. the writting is witty and there ...more
Gab Rose
Mar 24, 2009 Gab Rose rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Ugh, this was pretty bad. This is the sequel to Poseur...I figured I'd read it because the last book had a lot of loose threads. Pretty much the only thing that I liked about this book was the drawings and designs... there wasn't much of a plot line, too many chapters from various characters' points of views cluttered it up, and romances were introduced that never went anywhere. Horrible!!
Apr 08, 2010 Caitlin rated it it was ok
This book started out bad, and ended bad. Wasn't very good at all.
Jul 11, 2009 Lauren rated it it was ok

After a fun but disastrous kick off of their first fashion show, Petra, Janie, Charlotte, and Melissa are dealing with what happened. For Melissa that means doing everything earthly possible to find the person who trashed their label naming contest. While Charlotte is going through the aftermath of a break up with a guy she truly loved and Janie is dealing with the lack of the fabulous life she has while having a major crush on Charlotte's surfer cute brother. And Petra you may ask? Wel
May 06, 2011 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fashionistas
The Good, the Fab and the Ugly. Say it again. And again. The name itself is amazing. Funny yet charming. My friends always laughed when they saw it. Boy, was I glad to prove them wrong.

First of all, I felt the original Poseur book was good but could have been better. I felt it was too fashion-centred and although I do have a passion for desgining and fashion, an overload is not necessary. The second book luckliy was MUCH BETTER!

It still was fashion-centred for all you obsessed fashionistas (gui
Jan 30, 2014 Catie rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-i-started
I was surprisingly shocked at how much I loved this book. I never read the first one but I knew about the series and thought ehh, not sure if I'll read them. But I found this one at Half Priced Books for a buck! You cannot pass that up! So one day, I randomly picked the book up and started reading it. To describe it in a couple of words, it's The Clique series for high schoolers, just a maturer version. Instead of talking about loosing their lip virginity like in the clique series, they are actu ...more
May 08, 2009 Anniec added it
“It was, as they say, in the bag.”

That was a quote from a girlie, fashionable, amazing book, Poseur, by Rachel Maude. In this book there are four main characters that run a fashion label called Poseur. They all have to design a bag and vote on which bag is the best. Charlotte is the “popular girl,” she decides what is in and what is out. Charlotte also decides who is out and in. She was recently cheated on by Jake Farrish. Guess who is out? Unfortunately for Janie Farrish that means she is out
Ellen Zacarias
Sep 04, 2013 Ellen Zacarias rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Once again, we are treated to the adorably cute fashion sketches, signed by Janie Farrish, who is the designated artist in the Poseur group. But they're actually done by Rachel Maude (except the Compai ones in the back). So beautiful. I was inspired to start some of my own!

The story continues the four girls' quest to promote their fashion label, Poseur. This time, Halloween is coming up, and they are trying to decide on a bag to promote that can still be worn year-round. Yes, the Halloween part
Dec 01, 2013 Gene rated it liked it
Average. Not terrible, but a little below pretty good. Ugh Janie get a backbone you disgust me. And ugh of course there's the whole (view spoiler) And that sentence was really long. Anyway, I like the whole f ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Halloween is nearing at Winston Prep, and the four girls of POSEUR decide it's time to introduce their very first accessory.

After some debate, they decide on a handbag that they will call the "Trick-or-Treater." Now, all that is left to do is to actually design and make the perfect bag before Halloween. Which doesn't give them a lot of time. And of course with Janie, Petra, Melissa, and Charlotte, nothing is ever simple.

Each girl has ideas for her own h
Nov 08, 2008 Kristi rated it liked it
I don’t know why I love this series but I do. I’m not particularly interested in fashion, okay honestly I’m not interested in it at all. And the whole premise of this book is a fashion designing foursome. Christian Louboutin, Narcisco Rodriguez, Chopard... these words, they mean nothing to me. And yet, I can’t stop turning the pages. I even stashed this book in my purse in case I had a wait at the polls... which I didn’t! DANG IT!

I don’t particularly love any of the characters. But I still crave
Jun 08, 2009 Marta added it
Shelves: 10th-grade
This is the second sequel to the book Poseur. Petra, Janie, Melissa and Charlotte finally overcame their differences and decided to work together to work or their fashion label, Poseur. Its October and Halloween came to Winston Prep. Poseur wants to come out and show off their first product from their label. They want to showcase a own of a kind Halloween bag. Petra, Janie, Melissa and Charlotte all have different styles and personalities and they cant seem to decide which design for their bag t ...more
Nov 01, 2008 Shawna added it
This book is the sequal to the first book, Poseur. It continues the lives on Petra, Melissa, Charolette, and Janie.It starts off right after the first book, after the launch party for their new line, which was to be named by ballets. The girls decide to create a halloween inspired bag to launch their new line.
I loved this book, it was almost as good as the first! It incorporates fashion, drama and love. The use of pictures allow for a more realistic feel for the book and the tone makes it seem
Oct 05, 2015 Sezgi rated it it was ok
Bir marka yaratmak için çabalayan 4 kız ve onların yaşadıkları. Basit bir kitap.
Mel Raschke
Clique series fans will like this book. There is a contest to see who can create a red hot hand bag called the Trick-or Treater Then the drama starts.
Sep 04, 2009 Mecque rated it liked it
Once again the girls of Poseur prove to be much more entertaining and likable than their vapid Poppy sisters. Petra, Charlotte, Janie and Melissa are passionate, creative, and intelligent. I actually want them to succeed. The fashion is always fun and quirky, and the attractive illustrations really help this series stand out. This book was a little slow in the middle, but overall it was a fun addition to the series.
Mari Belle Dema-ala
Jan 28, 2012 Mari Belle Dema-ala rated it it was amazing
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Oct 21, 2010 Antoniya:) rated it it was amazing
I like this book since you know i already finished the first one and its funny and cool and im a girl all about fashion so the only way to get through this book is by understanding all the top fashion labels, like Loui Viton and BCBG and so much more but its pretty cool, and at the back there is HOW-To make a dress or different styles of clothing and how to make it!
Jan 21, 2009 Marianinna rated it liked it
I liked this book but sometimes found it boring. It was too 'chik lit', and it was kind of shallow.
But it's entreataining and has very interesting characters. All the conflicts going on are fun to read also, and I lifke how the author writes from different points of view, not just from the perspective of one person.
May 22, 2011 Allison rated it really liked it
Shelves: cant-decide
I liked the characters i just couldn't understand some parts of the book, would've made more sense if i'd read the first one. Not for kiddies so try when ure like 13 or up! This means don't read it if you're mojo!!!!!!!!!!!!! jkz winkwink!! :D
Aug 06, 2011 Nicole rated it liked it
This book was a really cute sequel to "Poseur". I admit these books aren't quite up to my reading standard, but crappy fluff can be really fun once in awhile and these books are soo addictive. So don't judge. :)
Aug 09, 2009 Magz is currently reading it
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this book was ok the only thing i liked is the back where it has designs you could do that was the only exciting thing but also the drawings every now and then in the book
Dec 27, 2012 Sabrina rated it liked it
Shelves: pretty-cover
This book was enjoyable, but predictable. It was fun, but not really anything new. I loved the fashion sketches, but that wasn't really enough to make this book stand out.
Mar 05, 2009 Lily rated it liked it
good as the first. lots of fashion. exiting plot and yet it was boring... i guess it didnt make me wanna wet myself reading it (EXPRESSION PEOPLE)
Jul 18, 2011 Ria rated it it was ok
I needed to read some fluff. And there it was in the library, just beckoning me. AP Bio has fried my brain. It was an overall enjoyable read.
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