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A book that will make you see yourself clearly for the first time. When Becky Randle's mother dies, she's whisked from her trailer park home to New York. There she meets Tom Kelly, the world's top designer, who presents Becky with an impossible offer: He'll design three dresses to transform the very average Becky into the most beautiful woman who ever lived. Soon Becky is remade as Rebecca - pure five-alarm hotness to the outside world and an awkward mess of cankles and split ends when she's alone. With Rebecca's remarkable beauty as her passport, soon Becky's life resembles a fairy tale. She stars in a movie, VOGUE calls, and she starts to date Prince Gregory, heir to the English throne. That's when everything crumbles. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But the idea of a prince looking past Rebecca's blinding beauty to see the real girl inside? There's not enough magic in the world. Defiant, naughty, and impossibly fun, GORGEOUS answers a question that bewilders us all: Just who the hell IS that in the mirror?
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I loved Paul Rudnick's earlier book, his movies, his plays, the Libby Gelman-Waxner reviews, and his occasional essays in the New Yorker. This book, however, is excruciating. It is painful to read, and was a real struggle to stay engaged. There are, as to be expected, some funny lines here and there, but the tone of the book is inconsistent, and there are not enough real or relatable situations to keep it grounded. It's really a mess. Sorry.
I loved everything about this book! A great read!!
I have read this book 3 times and it never gets old. It poses some existentialist questions and it's really funny as well. Great read!!!!
- Level: Grades 7-10
- Category: Romance
- Published: Apr 30, 2013
- Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
- Seller: Scholastic Inc.
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English