Thursday, April 17, 2008

Enchanting Review: Braless In Wonderland

Contemporary YA
ISBN# 0525479546
224 Pages
Hardcover - Available April 17, 2008

Rating: 4 Enchantments

Allee Rosen has never pictured herself as model material, that is until she takes her younger sister Sabrina to a mall tryout and has the judges fawning all over her and completely ignoring her sister. What strange world has she stepped into? But suddenly her parents are telling her the modeling agency has been calling, they’re totally legit and if she does this, she could have enough money to go to Yale. That’s all Allee needs to hear to agree to go.

Which is how Allee finds herself in Miami, sharing an apartment with three other models - Brynn, the typical temperamental model; Summer, her one apparent friend in the bunch, and crazy, fun Claudette. But when her father issues her an ultimatum - get booked or come home - Allee must step out of her comfort zone if she wants to stay.

I really enjoyed this book. Allee’s a great character, a tad insecure; after all it’s her sister who always gets all the compliments. So imagine her surprise when it’s her the modeling scouts are after. But then she goes to Miami and even though it seems that the reps like her on the go-sees, Allee can’t book a single job. That is, until her father’s ultimatum seems to set a chain of events in motion that lands Allee one of the most coveted modeling gigs available, one that helps boost her potential and gets her to let loose and enjoy life in Miami a little more. But when a surprising case of sabotage is revealed, and Allee gets the chance to extend her modeling career, she faces a tough decision. Go home to Cape Comet or take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and see where it takes her.

Populated with a fun vibe, an inside look at the world of Miami modeling agencies, and some great secondary characters, BRALESS IN WONDERLAND is well worth picking up for some by-the-pool summer reading. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Reed Fischer.

Enchanting Reviews
March 2008

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