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Model Student by Robin Hazelwood
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Aug 09, 2007

it was ok
Recommended for: 8th grade girls
Read in August, 2007

The main character is named Emily, is from Wisconsin, and moves to New York City to go to college and pursue a modeling career. I was hoping for some real steamy, decadent, cat-fighting, coke-snorting, maid-slapping action, but this is a pretty tame tale of the seedy world of modeling. Sure there is some drug use, an affair with a married photographer and the requisite dieting drama but in this world of cracked-out celebs and over-the-top bad girls it's just not enough. The reading is fast, but not very rewarding and the characters are boring. The author is obviously using her own life as the basis for the story but it is not nearly as revealing, entertaining or compelling as it could be. Valley of the Dolls still reigns supreme as the ultimate look at the nefarious world of celebrity, glamour and money.
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