What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Second Part First

When I found out that I was reading the second book in the Avery Sisters trilogy first, I was tempted to stop and order in the first and go in order, but by the time I made my discovery, I was hooked on Gorgeous.  It has an interesting concept:  middle girl, not the prettiest or the smartest- those titles go to her older and younger sisters, makes a deal with the devil.  She sells her cell phone to him.  In return he makes it so that 7 people find her gorgeous.  She enters a modeling contest, finds herself as a contender.  She lands a great guy.  But is all of this because of the deal with the devil?  Or is Allison Avery just starting to come into her own?  Is it time for her to stop thinking of herself as the lemon-faced, invisible grump?  Is she more than just a average?  A good coming-of-age, self-perception kind of deal, about friendship and the real meaning of beauty.

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