Gorgeous (Paul Rudnick). Gorgeous. SUMMARY: Inner beauty wants out. When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s. When Becky Randle’s mother dies, Becky is whisked from her trailer park home to New York. There she meets Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer, who presents . Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up-An unsuspecting teen goes from a : Gorgeous eBook: Paul Rudnick: Kindle Store.

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And boy, did it get ridiculous. I’ve missed, however, that chick-lit-with-a-brain kind of book that Meg ppaul to release, and I think that Paul Rudnick may have filled that opening. Tom Kelly and his dresses take Becky on a wild ride — the cover of Vogue, a starring role in an action movie opposite the hottest actor, and even a meeting with the prince of England. One of my favorite things about it was that Rudnick wasn’t afraid to point out that the book was a retelling and there is nothing I love more than a book that is self aware of what it is.

The impossible happens often, without explanation or apology. In this modern-day Cinderella story, Becky Randle is left adrift when her beloved mother dies. Apul Prince Gregory, in moments of hilarious self-deprecation, shows hints of the male version of that sort of insecurity from time to time.

I liked some Lines here and there but felt the plot was superficial-ish and bleeh. Case in point, I felt hideous when I was reading this and I don’t consider myself to be an unattractive person.

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Knowing that she has nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Becky stumbles upon a name and phone number hidden away. Due to language, sexual references and some mature content, I would classify this book as YA for adults and older teens those ogrgeous legal identification can get them into an R-rated movie.

Rudnick does a masterful job of displaying just how depraved our society is becoming, when Scholastic chooses to publish a work so lacking in any sort of literary merit. It’s a cute book, well-written. This is pretty terrible.

She must fall in love and marry within the year. The writing is painfully over descriptive. Paul Rudnick certainly has a way with the ladies’ … heads. It’s through Jate that Rebecca meets Prince Gregory of England, and Becky decides that she wants to marry the prince because of all the good he could do for the world. Generally speaking, most guys don’t get how our beauty-can-be-power-but-I’m-so-insecure-about-my-looks-that-I-will-never-possibly-own-it minds work.

He makes her an impossible offer: The words flew off the page; the descriptions, characterizations Aimee and Suzanne were so spot on and the fact that I’m willingly being taken on an improbable ride and buying into it page after page, just made me love this book that much more. I laughed and cried my way through this wonderful book.

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Apr 30, Liviania rated it really liked it. The main characters Becky was very complex and a hard character to wrap my head around, but I admired her courage, strength and surprisingly high wisdom for a girl her age. It seems he and Becky go from meeting each other to being an acknowledged couple with no steps in between.


The message was, I guess, “good”. Beyond rudnickk, fairy-tale aficionados will be pleased to discover hints of other fairy tales humorously placed within this well-known playwright and screenwriter’s YA fiction debut.

The dwarves that made shoes.

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A lot of the problems were some glaring obvious and the attempt to being “literary” were so sad that I just wanted to give this book a pat on the back.

Are we seriously entertaining the idea of her getting hitched?? Go Google it, they were hysterical.

This is a world famous designer speaking to a young girl: More than that, though, the message is just kind of murky. And yes, I know, satire.

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

Did Becky learn that vanity is all for nothing? I had to wonder what makes this NOT a satire. Rudnick is so snappy, and so surprisingly good at getting a teenage girl’s voice. I also had a good laugh throughout, which is nice and palate-cleansing. Whose film reviews I devoured like cocaine-dusted Smartfood throughout the s. Surely that is the only way Rudnick can justify such outlandishness.

I owe you an apology.