Saturday, 9 June 2012

Modelland by Tyra Banks

Goodreads Summary: No one gets in without being asked. And with her untamable hair, large forehead, and gawky body, Tookie De La Crème isn’t expecting an invitation. Modelland—the exclusive, mysterious place on top of the mountain—never dares to make an appearance in her dreams. 

But someone has plans for Tookie. Before she can blink her mismatched eyes, Tookie finds herself in the very place every girl in the world obsesses about. And three unlikely girls have joined her.

Only seven extraordinary young women become Intoxibellas each year. Famous. Worshipped. Magical. What happens to those who don’t make it? Well, no one really speaks of that. Some things are better left unsaid.

Thrown into a world where she doesn’t seem to belong, Tookie glimpses a future that could be hers—if she survives the beastly Catwalk Corridor and terrifying Thigh-High Boot Camp. Or could it? Dark rumors like silken threads swirl around the question of why Tookie and her new friends were selected . . . and the shadows around Modelland hide sinister secrets.

Are you ready? Modelland is waiting for you. . . .

Why I Read This Book: I initially added this to my TBR list because I thought the cover was pretty, and since I like the show America's Next Top Model, I just figured this would be decent. I'm not even sure I noticed it was actually written by Tyra, that's how little thought I put into it. One day at the bookstore, I just bought it.

Review: I'm still surprised I actually went there with this book. Take a minute and actually read that synopsis. I will give Tyra credit though, this is one of the most creative books I have ever read. But, it was not always creative in a good way. Much of the book dragged on, and when things finally started happen that made the book half enjoyable, it was so off the wall ridiculous that that also took away from the story. The book isn't BAD per se, but it definitely isn't good. It needed to have the language cleaned up a lot, and someone needed to tell Tyra when her ideas just didn't work. The editor was probably a little too much of a pushover in my opinion.


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