Allegra Biscotti Collection (The Allegra Biscotti Collection #1)
Emma Rose is SO not a diva.
She doesn't want her turn on the catwalk-she'd rather be behind the scenes creating fabulous outfits! So when a famous fashionista discovers Emma's designs and offers her the opportunity of a lifetime-a feature in Madison magazine (squeal!)-Emma sort of, well, panics. She has only one option: to create a secret identity.
And so Allegra Biscott...more
I should have looked more closely. As I was reading, I found the plot to be completely unrealistic and was pretty disappointed. Then this morning as I was looking up the ISBN to add it to my list here, I saw that it was written for grades 5-8. Now I'm all for reading something fun from the YA section, but this was defin ...more
Definitely a girlie book, the rest of the book deals with a tricky balance between adult responsibilities and commitments while struggling with normal social challenges of middle school when you're not part of the in-crowd. The added compl ...more
Emma wants to be a fashion designer more than anything. She has a small room at her father's warehouse where she designs and sews clothes. Every day on the way to school, she creates the ultimate fashion outfit from taking different pieces she sees and changing them to fit her style.
When a famous fashionista comes down to her father's warehouse and stumbles upon her designs, it's almost miraculous. Except for one small detail: it's hard to be a fas ...more
When Emma chec ...more
The book is based on Emma - who has to invent an alter go Allegra to pass off her fashion designs to a magazine - she is after all only a teenager.
I love fashion and used to sew all my own clothes, and when I was younger did have a desire to be a dress designer- so this book took me back to those da ...more
The story deals with the typical teenage issues: Emma trying to accept her BF finding a new group of friends and the problems of fitting in wi ...more
Eighth grader, Emma Rose loves fashion and creating amazing outfits. She even has her own “studio” tucked away in a corner of her father’s wholesale lace business. That studio is where an influential fashionista finds some of Emma’s designs. A few photos and a blog post later and Emma has the opportunity of a lifetime; a feature in her ...more
The trial and tribulations of high school mixed with the dream of becoming a fashion designer seemed believeable and endearing. More o ...more
Emma Rose is the typical 14 yo. She's supposed to focus on her grades (her mother teaches at her school) but is consumed with a crush on the new kid, soccer-playing Jackson. She's also struggling with her friendship with BFF, Holly. Holly, it seems, is enamored with and accepted by the cool girls' clique. They don't exactly welcome Emma.
She loves to design clothes. Her father, a lace warehouse owner, allows Emma to set up a little workshop in the warehouse. There s ...more
Cover/Title: 5 out of 5
The cover was very pretty. The title made me interested right away. I also loved the illustrations inside the book. They looked very realistic.
Characters: 5 out of 5
Emma was such a relatable character. I really can understand what she's going through. I can't design clothe ...more
"Fashion is not something that ex ...more
The Allegra Biscotti Collection
The Allegra Biscotti Collection is all about Emma and her life as a secret clothes designer. This was so far one of the best books I have ever read. It shows fashion, romance and drama. The author’s main character was all about Emma Rose and her clothing, beautifully and all of her delightful friends. But now I am currently reading Who What Wear (the sequel to the Allegra Biscotti Collection). This book is for 9 to 13 year olds. I would recommend this book to som ...more