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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2008

    Amazing Book

    Takes you behind the scenes of the real modeling scene. Friendship, heartbreak, and struggles, this book shows you that modeling isn't always what it's cut out to be. I recommend this book to everyone. (:

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2009

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    Reviewed by Angela S. for TeensReadToo.com

    Melody Ann Croft is your average hometown girl - very practical, with her whole life planned out ahead of her.

    That all changes one day when a customer at the restaurant where she is working tells her she could be a model and gives her his card, along with the numbers of all the top agencies in New York. Melody is a little curious, despite thinking this man is crazy, so she calls one agency and just with the mention of this man (who happens to be a famous photographer), she gets an appointment immediately.

    That begins her career as MAC, the model, for Delicious Models. Her booker, Francesca, has her going on go-sees at lightning speed and she books her first job in no time.

    Melody plans to save her money for college so she won't need a scholarship, but making so much money so quickly with modeling is addictive, and Melody starts thinking that maybe she can defer college and model for a few years instead. With the obvious perks of modeling also come the many pitfalls: lecherous men, drugs, and other things Melody is not used to.

    After a fling with a male model named Duncan and being stabbed in the back by her so-called best friend, Jade, Melody starts to wonder who she can trust, if anyone. But after booking her first cover, only a few months into her career, Melody is hooked on modeling and traveling to exotic locations.

    The only question is, how much of herself does she have to give up in order to succeed in the modeling business?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2008

    Behind the scenes in the world of modeling

    Trying to earn some money before going off to the University of Penn tall Melody Ann Craft works as a server at the Porter House in Morristown, New Jersey. On his way back to civilization after visiting family in Cleveland, photographer Jonathan Novak stops on the barbaric side of the Hudson to grab a bite to eat. Melody Ann is his server and he thinks she is a beauty who displays decorum and cool calmness with a nice smile. He says he is not a stalker, leaves her with his business card and tells her to call the Manhattan model agencies using his name as a reference. He leaves her a nice tip before finishing his drive back to what he considers the real world.------------ Although cynical Melody calls and soon finds herself in Manhattan learning what it takes to be a supermodel. She is sent on shoots with photographers who must have been part of the Spanish Inquisition in a previous life and finds her peers detest rivals. However, Mac struggles with the male model hunks and huggable who are temptation. Still she wants to make it in Manhattan, but remain an ethical Jersey girl a seemingly impossible mission.---------------- THIS YEAR¿S MODEL is an exposure of what happens behind the scenes in the world of modeling as seen through an increasingly former innocent turning cynical gilded. Character drive the story line especially the Jersey teen who tries to avoid the drug scene, the hunk scene, and the cat fight scene which leaves her somewhat remaining as an outsider. Although nothing new, Carol Alt provides a deep look ¿beyond the glory¿, glitter and glamour to the ugly underside of super modeling.---------------- Harriet Klausner

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    Posted June 29, 2009

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