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Poseur (Poseur #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  3,746 Ratings  ·  168 Reviews
po·seur (noun): a person who pretends to be what he or she is not.

Charlotte Beverwil, Janie Farrish, Melissa Moon, and Petra Greene attend exclusive Winston Prep in the Hollywood Hills. And that's all they have in common. But hang out together? They'd rather be hanged. Borrow one another's clothes? They'd sooner borrow a zit. So when these four sophomores are forced into a
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

Four girls, four dilemmas, one mindset: fashion.

On the first day of her freshman year, Janie Farrish was already criticized, all because of her horrible acne. Now that all of it is gone, Janie wants everyone to see her new look as she enters her sophomore year. But the more she thinks about it, the more she feels like she is just trying too hard. With wanting to become just a tad bit popular, it doesn't help that her twin brot
Jun 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any girl
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This book was drop dead amazing. It deals with fashion and teenage girl's drama. Four different girls all from different cliques are forced into a club because they all have similar ideas. They all love fashion and wanted to start a club. They're club consists of drama, drama, drama and fashion. They are all intertwined together and in the end something magical happens. I loved this book. The dramatic suspense and teenage conflicts make a perfect teen girly book. I recommend this book to all gir ...more
Jan 12, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poseur was a surprising read. At first look, you think it will just be another Gossip Girl or Clique novel that's main focus is on fashion and catty girls. Though, in reality it had some substance and likable characters.

I have never been a huge fan of fashion magazines or designer clothes, but with this novel I came to enjoy reading about it and seeing how the girls went on to create their own fashion label. Plus, with Poseur came really cool drawings that related to what was happening in the s
Jan 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amy Brantner,290 pages. This is a great book, that I would recommend to teenagers. That is because of some inappropriate language. Other than that, I really enjoyed reading Poseur. It is about four very different girls, who are forced to work together in a Special Studies class called The Trend Set. The four girls are Petra the environment queen, Melissa the drama queen, Charlotte the beauty queen, and Janie the "trying to be" a queen. They do have one thing in common though, they all love fashi ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I definitely do not feel compelled to read the next book in the series!
Paty Rivera
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book "Poseur" by Rachel Maude is a book that hooks you by chapters. The book doesn't start with a great hook but as you start reading you are gaining creativity and then you get hooked. Maybe you'll say that "Poseur" isn't a great book to read because let's be honest, there are other great books but this book is the type of book that you read when you wanna laugh or get distracted in a good way. I loved some parts and maybe because I'm in high school I can relate more to the book but it will ...more
Veronica Bu
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: april-2013
At prestigious Winston Prep, four very different girls are put into the same independent study class to create their very own fashion label. The cool coquette, shy punk, hippie goddess, and glam egomaniac all have different visions for their label. Even though these girls mix as well as oil and water, together, they have the talent, knowledge, and creativity to take the fashion world by storm. And what better to kick start their careers than an epic launch party to make their label known in the ...more
Four totally different girls all attend the exclusive Winston Prep High school. Charlotte is the preppy girl who likes to dress like she is from Victorian times. Janie likes to design her own clothing that is punk and she isn't very popular. Melissa Moon is popular and dresses to impress while Petra Greene on the other hand could care less. All four girls come together when they decide to all make fashion related classes and a teacher chooses to put them together. There are a lot of differences, ...more
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fashion, fiction
The first volume of a short-lived teen fiction series about four girls doing an independent study at their fancy pants private school that involves starting their own brand of clothing. This was a real mixed bag for me, mainly because I am way too old to be reading teen fiction (I found it at the Salvation Army and the pictures intrigued me). The only parts of the book that really came alive for me was when the characters were talking about clothes. In the first chapter one of the girls describe ...more
Kylee Smith
Oct 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fashion, gossip, romance, drama; all of this and more are featured in Poseur by Rachel Maude. This book is a GREAT read for any teenage girl who enjoys clothes, boys, and drama. The book about four girls trying to get along for the sake of fashion, couldn't be more fitting of a teenagers life. I would recommend it for anyone with an interest in clothing design and luxury.
I liked this book because of all the creatively put together characters and fashion, along with interesting bits of romance.
This book was kind of a bore to me. Somehow it offended me with it's stereotypes, "Hippie" white girl, "out spoken ghetto" black girl, and the list goes on. Maybe the book was just a little childish for my liking. I recommend this book for maybe a 6th grade girl who likes fashion-girly type books.
Jan 21, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jamie by: jillianfish
Shelves: teeny-bopper
This book was all over the place.

It's told from like six points of view and when you're reading a 'Janie moment', it's like, all of a sudden there will be a random 'Jake thought'.
Jun 15, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood
Pure fluff. Just don't read it. It will save you the hour or so it takes you to read it. You will be so happy you used the hour to do anything other than to read this book. ughhhh
Adrianna Kowalska
Jan 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Zaczynając serię książek „Pozerki” nie spodziewałam się ambitnej lektury, ale również nie wymagałam, aby była ona tak denna i płytka. Owszem, gdy startowałam z czytaniem miałam katar, bolała mnie głowa, drapało w gardle i ogólnie czułam się dość specyficznie, bo wyczuwałam zbliżającą się grypę. Jednak nawet wątpliwy stan mojego mózgu, który po prostu pracował tak wolno, że słyszałam każdy jego trybik nie uratował pierwszego tomu książki przed moim krytycznym okiem…
Akcja książki dzieje się w Bev
Ana Key
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't let the disastrous outfits on the cover fool you, "Poseur" and its companions are fabulous and witty. Unlike some books, "Poseur" has four likeable and intelligent female protagonists, with distinct personalities and agendas. Above all, Maude has actually made the Los Angeles elite relatable––albeit with a good dose of satire. The relationships are written with a dose of reality and spirit. Maude is a master. Highly recommended for ages 13+.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was above average. It was pretty interesting and entertaining at times, although I'll admit it definitely had a slow start. The characters were kinda fun to read about too. But the plot was sort of lame. And the writing could've been better. I felt so disconnected from it all, and hyper aware that it was a fake world. Also, this book wasn't very memorable. I read it earlier this year and just remembered that I ever had. Plus, although this book is from a series, after finishing the book, I ha ...more
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
I loved this book it was so shallow but it kind of seemed to have a deeper meaning as the 4 girls battled their problems together. A twist of love, money, status and FASHION. Beautiful in it's own way. A lot like Notorious. Poseur is so unoriginal in the original way.
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rachel Maude's Poseur is about four high school girls, who all have to work together to create a designer label for their independent study class, the only problem, they all hate each other. Janie Farrish, Charlotte Beverwil, Melissa Moon, and Petra Greene all attend Winston Prep, an exclusive private school in Hollywood Hills, LA.

Janie Farrish, in love with vintage clothing, and the vintage clothing store, Jet Rag's, on La Brea Boulevard. Janie sketches every outfit she imagines, ever, and is a
Abigail (Read. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Janie Farrish is a shy punk-rock lover. She's very talented in sketching and she also has a twin brother named Jake. During the ninth grade, she was mercilessly bullied by her classmate Charlotte for being unattractive. Well, in the next year, everything changes in her physical appearance - and also someone noticed her how pretty she was now.

Charlotte Beverwil is the daughter of a famous celebrity in Hollywood. And she's also addicted to anything French. During th
Mar 06, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Janie Farrish, Charlotte Beverwil, Melissa Moon, and Petra Greene all come from different worlds. Janie is the tall, gawky girl who never sees her true potential. Charlotte is the American girl who wishes she was French. Melissa is the gangsta who grew up in Bel Air. Petra is the pot smoking, save the animals type. Now what do these four girls have in common?

Fashion. All of them have something to do with it, whether they design it, sew it, want it, or protest it. When the students find out they
Crystalon Cryer
I’m enjoying this book so far. It relates to the “typical high school” life just in the model world form. The girls in the book would rather act like normal teenagers by doing regular things like hang out with their friends, and pig out all hours of the night, talk on the phone for hours about boys, but instead they must constantly watch their complexion and watch what they do, say, and wear. Sometimes they feel like they are in competition with each other, which is where this book relates to my ...more
Jul 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first novel of an incredible series. And I must say, it was good. Not amazing, knock-your-socks-off good but good all the same. In this debut novel, Rachel Maude takes us to the world of the spoilt and the fashionable. Where the only thing that matters is not who you are but who you wear. The same place where people are all 'poseurs' pretending to be someone they aren't. In other words, Rachel Maude took us to the scary setting of high school.

Poseur is about 4 different freshman girls each w
Mar 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ALEXA by: Jaymee
Shelves: read-in-2011
(Review originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)

Poseur is a cute, quick read. It tells the story of four very different girls - Janie, Charlotte, Melissa and Petra - who all have one thing in common, a desire to create a brand/label that's all about fashion... and volunteer that idea for a class at their posh school.

One of the things that I did enjoy about Poseur is the fact that each girl is a very unique individual. They have their own quirks, and you sort of come to appreciate how distinctly d
Esther Kim
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I chose the book, "Poseur" by Rachel Maude when I was in Barnes and Nobles looking for a book for my Goodreads review. I noticed that this book was a Poppy book which is the company that my favorite series came from. I immediately picked up this book and headed to the register. This story takes place in a high school named Winston Prep. The main characters in this book are Janie Farrish, Petra Greene, Charlotte Beverwil, and Melissa Moon. The four characters hate each other but are forced to be ...more
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poseur by Rachel Maude is about four girls, Charlotte Beverwil, Melissa Moon, Petra Greene, and Janie Farris, who attend Winston Prep. These girls despise each other there is me thing that they have in common; fashion. Each of the four girls have different views of fashion, so when they are put in a class and are forced to work together to create their own fashion label, “They Clash with a capital C”(Maude).

The theme of the book is expressing yourself and in the book the author demonstrated how
Alicia Moore
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a book about fashion, just putting that out there. Which is why it surprised when I decided to pick it up and open to the first page, AND keep reading it. I'm not all into fashion but this is definitely a good read. Poseur is a decently quick read. It tells the story of four very contrasting girls - Janie, Charlotte, Melissa and Petra - who all have a desire to create a brand that's all about fashion... and volunteer that idea for a class at their school. One of the things that I did en ...more
Nov 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
February 12th, 2008 Library Binding
Pages.289 $18.99
Rachel Maude
ISBN-13: 9781435224568

Poseur is a fascinationg book it talks about friendship, working together, and last but least fashion. Basically the overall theme of this book is fashion. Rachel Maude is very creative when writing the Poseur, she even created pictures in few pages to show how the characters' looks. But the pictures are drawn by the main character.

Perta Green, Charlotte Beverwil, Janie Farish, and Melissa Moon are all in
Nov 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A crazy fashion-obsessed young adult novel that has meaning and is fun to read.

I loved Poseur. Within the first few pages I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but as it went along I was sucked right in. Petra, Janie, Melissa and Charlotte couldn't be more different. That is established in the beginning. They all come from different backgrounds and are part of four different cliques at their high school. When a group study program lands them together to launch their own fashion label, things beg
Jun 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
Shelves: 10th-grade
A poseur is a person who pretends to be somebody she is not.
Janie Farrish, Petra Greene, Charlotte Beverwil, and Melissa Moon all go to Western Prep, an exclusive LA private school. These four girls are totally opposite from each other. They have different personalities, different sense of style and they have different friends, but they have one thing in common: THEY ALL LOVE FASHION! When Miss Paletsky tells everyone to write down a club they want to start, the four girls are write down a fashi
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