Sunday, 6 June 2010

Mini reviews: Violet By Design & Violet In Private by Melissa Walker

Publisher: Penguin US
Pub. Date:
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages:
Format: paperback
Source Of Copy: from the publisher - Penguin US

Last year Violet made a decision to get out of modeling for good-and then the lure of international travel changed her mind. Now she's thinking that she should have stuck with her original decision. If she had, then she never would have let her romance with Paulo hurt her, she never would have gotten into trouble with the press for speaking out about eating disorders, and she never would have anguished over her body the way only runway models do.

The story is getting more and more interesting. Now done with introducing how crazy and awesome the fashion world can be to a teenage girl the same time, Melissa Walker goes on to explore other issues that are close to normal girls. Like crushes, friendships and eating disorders. The experience Violet have throughout this book is priceless and it makes me feel so nice to see her grow up and mature after facing lots of problems, especially how to stay herself in this ironic industry or who her heart is really beating for.

If you love Violet On Runway, you definitely have to pick this book up.

Rating: 3.5/5

Publisher: Penguin US
Pub. Date:
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages:
Format: paperback
Source Of Copy: from the publisher - Penguin US

Violet Greenfield knows she’s supposed to be a super-confident nineteen-year-old because she’s done runway shows in New York and internationally. But now that she’s finally headed to college, she’s afraid she’ll turn back into that girl who blended into the walls in high school. Vassar is just two hours away from New York City––her friends in fashion think she’s crazy to stop modeling now. And her old friend Roger is there...but things have been weird ever since they kissed. The real question is if she’s not going to be “Violet on the Runway” anymore...who is she?

This book is no doubt the best one of the series. This focuses more on Violet's life as an ordinary college girl - which I love so much because I'm clueless about fashion, thus as much as this part of the series is very exciting, it doesn't appeal much to me. All the intensity is pushed to the climax in this book because not only does Violet have to deal with love desperate love but she also has to make a choice of which life to live - the college girl who used to be insecure as everyone else but finally finds herself, or the supermodel suffocated by the fashion world. I get to see a lot of Violet's good side in this book and I have to admit that even though I don't feel the connection with her in book 1, she's grown a lot on me. The ending is not perfect but a realistic one so I'm really satisfied too.

What else to say? Try this series. I'm sure you'll adore it.

Rating: 4/5

3 comments:

debbie said...

I love books about fashion. I have to read this series!

彥君彥君 said...

you look nice in that color!............................................................

Katie said...

I really enjoyed these books. They were different than most stories I've read and they were interesting. I believe there is also a 3rd book...