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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Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

She was apprehensive about everything but she was typical of someone her age. First of all, I kinda fell in love with this Prince of England myself.

It’s not like she was Zoey Redbird offensive or anything, but it was like a constant goegeous pity fest. He bails Rocher out and tells Becky to stay in New York; he’s still got one dress left to design for her. If she wears them and does whatever Tom tells her, Becky will be the most beautiful woman in the world.

The issue is, that while reading this book, I remembered a 14 year old me. Apr 16, Allyson rated it did not like it. The ending rudnic, how I would have expected it but it was better than anything I would have thought of. I laughed so hard I wanted to cry and I cried so hard because I was touched. But this was alright because his love interest was much more of a dork herself. She wasn’t perfect but that’s what I loved.

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I found myself laughing and smiling as Becky tries to handle the predicament that she is.

Click on a plot link to find similar books! Does that make any sense? When I first saw it, I was a little apprehensive about the concept but I said, “Okay. Honestly, I didn’t even know why they classified this one as YA.

Bye-bye beauty, hello Becky…. Eventually, something stopped clicking with Cabot and me. And goregous, Gorgeous was like one of these scenes made into an entire book. Thankfully, I trudged through and found that, yes, eventually the book does get better.

Spoilers ahead and I want to say I haven’t enjoyed a book so very much in such a long time. He’ll design three dresses to transform the very average Becky into the most beautiful woman who ever lived. A screamingly defiant, hugely naughty, pahl impossibly fun free fall past the ruddnick walks, the red carpets, and even the halls of Buckingham Palace, Gorgeous does the impossible: Sometimes you just need that right?

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Here’s my review on Gorgeous! And yes, I know the summary was sort of shallow, but I pauo tthere would be a bit more to the story and I thought at the very least she wouldn’t be calling a whole country full of people ugly. I barely made it through them: Apr 23, Naoms rated it it was ok Shelves: It would be great if these books were about normal girls who look normal.

I confess that, as I was reading it, I would occasionally stop and ask myself how I would write a review about it. Which it failed epically on. I’d like to tell you about Gorgeous, even though I didn’t finish it, because I think it’s a good book — for the right reader.


I will continue to read on, but will activate my skimming abilities.

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

After the funeral, Becky comes across a slip 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. From detailed descriptions of burn victims, talk about sexual situations and promiscuity, bad body image issues, teen drinking, and f bombs here and there.

He makes her an impossible offer: Special bonus shout-out for the best depiction of the Queen since An Uncommon Reader.

pxul I was able to find one, one redeeming feature and that was the idea of the book. I liked Becky because she reminds me of me trying to figure out who I really am.

The dwarves that made shoes. Her story is told in first person, so you really get a good feel for who she is through her own eyes.

The book blurb said this was going to happen, so okay, no shocker. Much like the rest of the book. View all 11 comments. I will certainly be looking forward to more YA from author Paul Rudnick.