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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From meeting famous people to handling that she does have a body, the book will have you laughing. I dislike so much. I swear to god, this girl and I would click instantly. Everything happened so suddenly for Becky that I pual not understand anything either. How do you make the story true to its world, which values physical beauty, but also prevent it from being total wish fulfillment or a complete downer?
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Rudnick gorveous so snappy, and so surprisingly good at getting a teenage girl’s voice. It was fun to see a prince who wasn’t proper.
But Becky and thus Rudnick is witty! I was having fun until everything that could have taken about 3 sentences took about 50 and I can’t speed this thing up fast enough.
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Prince Greg was darling and had one hell of a mouth on him. I enjoyed that he was fun and that he was not all about his title- enjoyable.
I’ll start with characters because if you have lousy characters, more often than not you’ll have a lousy book. There’s a raciness to the language and the sexual references that I’ve noticed make a lot of people question whether or not the book is okay for teens. Being pretty or being herself.
Her hair was nothing and her makeup was drugstore overdose but I took one look and I gorgeouz that’s it. His characterizations, while frequently over-the-top, ring with truth. Becky instantly realizes all of rudnock doors that Rebecca’s beauty can open, and Tom promises that those doors will stay open forever if Becky can fall in love and get married within a year.
I can’t really say what was real and what was fantasy or magic in Becky’s weird adventure. She begins working for good causes pau meets Prince Gregory of England. This book thinks rather highly of itself. I might have missed something or maybe I just can’t comprehend.
I loved seeing Becky’s growth throughout the novel and cheered for her to get a fairytale ending, even when it looked impossible.
There’s a lot of things I loved about it. Overall it was okay. I liked the whole idea of this story, but this is one of those cases where the execution fell flat.
There wasn’t much substance to her prose–she preferred the chatty to the poetic–but you didn’t need that. I’m in love with this book! Um, I think so. There was something playfully magical about her books, kind of like an incredibly fluffy cupcake that you don’t want to runick because it looks too pretty. This was a fun read with a nice twist to it.
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Jan 14, Sandy rated it really liked it Shelves: It didn’t really happen but That’s the feeling I got from this book and God knows being pretentious did this book no favors at all.
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. This Cinderella retelling was both sad and hilarious, gorheous and clever. No trivia or quizzes yet. After the funeral, Becky comes across a goggeous of paper bearing a phone number; since she and her mother lived alone, she knew it was meant for her to find, and she calls it.
That’s how disappointing it is.
Rudnick’s way of tackling this subject is not only funny but rings entirely true — even in the midst of an impossible, magical tale.