Friday, February 8, 2008

Enchanting Review: The Interns: Fashionistas

Contemporary YA
Trade paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0061370885
Available April 2008

Rating: 4 Enchantments

What happens when four extremely different girls get thrown together as interns at one of the hottest fashion magazines around?

THE INTERNS: FASHIONISTAS offers a behind-the-scenes look into the world of being an intern at a top fashion magazine, focusing on the four new summer interns at Couture magazine: Callie Ryan, the aspiring fashion designer; Nadine VanBuren, party girl; Ava Barton, ready for her big break and Aynsley Rothwell, the New York socialite.

Aynsley doesn't want to be there in the first place, but her parents have forced her to take the gig as part of an ultimatum, the internship or, as her brother put it, a summer in 'prison', aka Italy with her parents. But did they know she'd actually have to work? And there's no way they could have imagined the other three girls she'd be interning with. Nadine's not bad, but Aynsley and Callie totally don't get along. Even worse is when Aynsley's own brother starts going out with Callie. And it seems like Ava's keeping some sort of secret.

I really enjoyed this book. All the girls have different personalities, which causes a good amount of friction between them. The ending left things pretty wide open, with only Ava's secret revealed and Callie's shot at her dream come true in jeopardy. I was glad to see there's a sequel coming out soon that hopefully will answer all the unanswered questions: like what happened to the four girls after the party?

Overall, there was a believable feel to the story. I look forward to reading the next installment in the INTERNS series by Ms. Walsh.

YA Director
Enchanting Reviews
January 2008

No comments:

Post a Comment