Violet Greenfield never aspired to a modeling career. Being famous wasn’t really part of her life plan or anything; she didn’t think she was the modeling type.

But that all changed when a modeling agent from New York City walks into the movie theater where Violet works and tells her that she’s got what it takes to be the new “it” girl. Angela hands over her card, says that Violet should come to New York to jump-start her modeling career. Plain, insecure wallflower Violet. A model, in New York. It sounds crazy, right? Who knew being freakishly tall and skinny could be an asset?
Maybe so, but she’s going anyway.

What makes this book stand out, in my mind, among so many books about life in the spotlight, is that Violet really is a normal teenager. She’s an amazing and memorable character, but a major reason I found her story so memorable is that she is an ordinary girl, from just a few hours away from my town, who suddenly finds herself in a totally opposite world of glitz and glamour as a model in NYC–a world that she quickly finds out is not as glitzy and glamourous  as it first appears.

Violet is just one of an entire cast of memorable and well-written characters in an awesome book. It’s an unputdownable, fantastic start to a new series. I can’t wait for number two!

Five Stars

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