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The Knockout Makers, Volume 1

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  6 reviews
There's an urban legend a-buzzing about a mysterious group known as The Knockout Makers. As the myth goes, these individuals accept commissions and requests to make your average girl a totally hot knockout! A new hairstyle, advice on what not to wear, or an extreme makeover: Here are the true stories of the Knockout Makers--who endeavor to make the world a beautiful place, ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by TokyoPop
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Nicole Woods
3.5, maybe?

This was an amusing read and I enjoyed most of the characters and the stories involved. There is some possibly problematic stuff.

To me, inward beauty will always trump outward beauty, so I don't necessarily see physical transformations as the go-to method for getting an ideal partner. However, in the process of these transformations, I feel like the young women had a chance to reflect and to see and accept the beauty and the potential within them. In a way, the makeovers were just an
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Maverynthia
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
This book puts a large emphasis on look = love where all the women are dolled up in some way to look better. Even the girl who looks masculine has to "bloom into a woman" before she gets to go with her guy.
Lest to say there's some transphobia in that story. I KIND OF did like that the result of the fat girl was just to love what your doing and love yourself. However that one really didn't change my like for this book. The end one was just gawd awful with her getting with the guy who compared her
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Reader17 Der
Oct 15, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga-read
This series is about 3 guys that are the Knockout Makers that will make a girl over (her hair, advice on what to wear, makeup etc). This volume had them make over 4 different girls. The first story and the last story I liked the best. The other two stories where cute.
Monica
Jul 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who like short story mangas
Recommended to Monica by: Amanda
Nice short stories, though doesn't really have much of a plot
Raven
Jul 30, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
dijual nih, kalo ada yang mau beli....
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