There are three things everyone notices about Alice. 1. Her super-hot rugby boyfriend. 2. Her sophisticated, totally gorgeous best friend. 3. Her very noticeable 38-inch long legs.
Alice is tall – just under six feet to be exact – but her self-esteem couldn’t be smaller. When her relationship starts wavering, Alice’s perfectly beautiful best friend somehow convinces her to join a modelling competition, “for a confidence boost.” But Alice is just a normal girl; she loves ice cream too much, has an unhealthy addiction to American TV and lusts after the elusive thigh gap. She can’t even walk in heels, let alone in a bikini, but she finds herself joining Runway Models anyway.
The finale is only a few months away.
Will Alice catwalk her way to self-confidence or fail, proving everyone right? People can surprise you.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review, and I will be honest and say that I wasn’t crazy about it.
“I struggle with self-confidence issues like every other teenage girl.”
So Alice is kinda insecure, has a boyfriend who doesn’t really appreciate her (but she doesn’t see that yet) and then her friend Isabelle convinces her to join a modeling competition. Boyfriend goes crazy, she dumps him (not without heartbreak), Isabelle thinks she changes too much and that’s why Alice ends up befriending Maddie and Oscar, who do appreciate her for who she is, flaws and all.
“Oh come on, we’re your friends. You signed a contract at the start of our friendship.”
The story on itself was quite enjoyable. I’ve always had a soft spot for books about girls who get into modeling, but the way it was written was a little chaotic and it felt like it wasn’t really finished. I felt like it was missing scenes or something. It jumped from one scene to another and one emotion to another all very fast, and that didn’t make it feel ‘real’ to me. I also noticed quite a few spelling errors. Oooops.
“Hey! I’m Tilly, and I know we only met this second but I need to ask you to get naked.”
Apart from that, the story was nice and it was quite fast-paced so I read through it like a train.