Saturday, August 28, 2010
America's Next Top Model: Face Value by Taryn Bell
Get ready for Top Model Prep, the most prestigious modeling camp in the country. Forty girls have been chosen to compete for prizes, photo shoots, and the chance to join the Top Model agency. Four young women are convinced that they have the looks, the attitude, and the drive to take it all the way to the top: Alexis, a middle-American beauty who is also has kleptomania; Chloe, the daughter of a supermodel who knows she could win the competition but wonders if she wants to; Lindsay, a former child actor who is looking for a chance to get back into the limelight (and is willing to do anything it takes); and Shiva-Rose, an Israeli stunner whose sensitive romantic side might be her downfall. These girls think they're ready for anything, but that's before they've checked into Top Model Prep.
Why did I not know there was an America's Next Top Model teen novel series? How did I not know this? These books are pretty much like the TV show: house drama, clash of personalities, name-dropping, photo shoots, challenges, and eliminations. I think of them like a food you just want to curl up with: they're cheesy in a delicious way, a bit sugary, and light like cotton candy. Just like when I watch the TV show, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next one.