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Gorgeous

By Paul Rudnick   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545464277 Paperback
336 Pages | 5.27" x 8.03" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545464260 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.74" x 8.55" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545464895 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 14 & Up

A screamingly defiant, hugely naughty, and impossibly fun free fall — now in paperback!

Eighteen-year-old Becky Randle is an ordinary girl who receives an impossible offer. She meets Tom Kelly, the world's top designer, and he promises to create three dresses to transform her from a nothing-special girl into the Most Beautiful Woman Who Ever Lived.

Becky thinks Tom is a lunatic, or that he's producing a hidden camera show called World's Most Gullible Poor People. But she accepts, and she's remade as Rebecca. When Becky looks in the mirror, she sees herself — an awkward mess of split ends and cankles. But when anyone else looks at Becky, they see pure five-alarm hotness.

Soon Rebecca is on the cover of Vogue and the new Hollywood darling. Then she meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, and everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But to love her back, Gregory would have to look past the blinding Rebecca to see the real girl inside. And for that, there's not enough magic in the world.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Gorgeous:

"When I wasn't laughing out loud (which was often), I was wiping away a tiny tear." —Meg Cabot, bestselling author of The Princess Diaries

"[G]leefully wacky and irreverent . . . a wicked good time, with moments both outlandish and touching. And as a summer beach read? Well, it's perfect." —Libba Bray, New York Times Book Review

' "Rudnick's first Y.A. novel is full of magic, snark, style, heart, and hilarity." —The Atlantic Wire

* "With writing that's hilarious, profane, and profound (often within a single sentence), Rudnick casts a knowing eye on our obsession with fame, brand names, and royalty." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Acute, wickedly funny observations on appearance and identity punctuate this sprawling, caustic fairy tale . . . A Cinderella story with a difference." —Kirkus