Ripped at the Seams

Ripped at the Seams

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by Nancy Krulik
     
 

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There's a new fashion designer in town, and "Fashion Don'ts" have never been more in style!
Sami Granger is fresh off the bus from the Midwest when some crazy person in the bus terminal warns her that life in New York City won't be what she always dreamed of. But Sami's determined to make it in an industry that is notoriously hard to break in to.

Overview

There's a new fashion designer in town, and "Fashion Don'ts" have never been more in style!
Sami Granger is fresh off the bus from the Midwest when some crazy person in the bus terminal warns her that life in New York City won't be what she always dreamed of. But Sami's determined to make it in an industry that is notoriously hard to break in to. Nothing she ever learned in her small town can prepare her for her first job working for a hot-shot designer: He steals her designs!
Now the only place that will hire Sami is a trashy lingerie store that she's too embarrassed to tell her old-fashioned father about. Will a visit from her father land Sami on the catwalk, or out on the sidewalk?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Part of the same paperback romantic comedy series as Royally Jacked, Ripped at the Seams by Nancy Krulik introduces Sami, a Minnesota teenager who travels to New York City with dreams of making it as a clothing designer. She quickly realizes her naivet after several abortive attempts to get a job. She lands a receptionist position, dallies with the menfolk in a couple of boroughs, and faces other travails as she navigates her new life. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-In this improbable, but charming, hip fairy tale, Sami Granger, 18 and fresh off the bus, sets out to conquer the world of high fashion in New York City. Clutching her portfolio, she survives rejection from the showrooms of 7th Avenue and a murder in her dive of a hotel. Then her so-called boyfriend, who is also her new boss, steals her designs, and poor Sami is reduced to the embarrassment of working in a naughty lingerie shop in the East Village. Nothing in tiny Elk Lake, MN, prepared her for this. Teen girls will enjoy the vicarious thrills of this ultra-chic journey through NYC: the clothes, the boyfriends, the models, the photo ops, and the clubs. Krulik imbues her tale with spirit, good characterizations, and a few genuine New York gems. When she's not name-dropping fashion designers, celebs, and hot night spots, she gives glimpses of the enduring wonders of the Big Apple: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the artsy funkiness of SoHo and the East Village, and the true kindheartedness of New Yorkers. Ultimately, Sami succeeds as a fashion designer, with a lot of help from her small-town values, devoted friends, the benevolent if eccentric owner of Between the Sheets, and some other surprising sources. The young woman eventually recognizes her true prince and lives happily ever after, albeit in an expensive, tiny, East Village walk-up.-Roxanne Myers Spencer, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689867712
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Romantic Comedies Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Krulik is the author of more than 150 books for children and young adults, including the New York Times best-seller Leonardo DiCaprio: A Biography. Her long list of biographies includes books about Hilary Duff, Raven, *NSync's J.C. Chasez, and the late TLC rapper Lisa Lopes. Nancy has appeared as a guest expert on several celeb-focused TV shows including Access Hollywood, Extra, and E! Love Chain. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, composer Daniel Burwasser, and their two children.

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Ripped at the Seams 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
john wren More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've read! As soon as I read the sample I was addicted. I could NOT put it down. It is one of those books you can not pit down. I recomend it highly.
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This book is the best book ever. Read the sample first. Then whole book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever read just read the sample i would recomend to those who would like to become fashion designer
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Bookish-to-a-Fault More than 1 year ago
This is such a wonderful book. I'm a huge fan of stories where women build their lives and careers in a big city all by themselves, and this book provides that in spades. The family Sammi creates for herself is heartwarmin, and I want to shop at a place like Beneath the Sheets! Makes you wish you were in the story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I cannot Bruce stole Sami's designs. He's such a jerk. and i loved it when Sami punched Bruce in the face at the party. Go Sami! Is love in fashion or fad? You never know. LOL. I Higly recomend this book !!!!!!!!!! This is the best book Nancy Krulik wrote. I LOVE YA NANCY!!! Go Nancy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so good!!! So many outrageous moments that keep you reading!!! You just want to keep turning the pages!!! I would suggest anyone to read it!!! It was one of the BEST books I have ever ever read!!! REMEMBER: Don't ever date a guy like Bruce BUT a guy like Vin!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great!!! It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I love this entire series because you can always expect great novels, but this one is the best so far. It gives you an inside look at the REAL fashion world, the world of backstabbing and competition mixed with fun and sucess. You will really connect with the characters and be rooting for Sami the entire way!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
So amazing! After being cheated out of her designs, our little designer strives to make it in the Big Apple!
Guest More than 1 year ago
its a really good book..its sooo realistic and believable....it has a really good plot.but it was dull at first but when it gets closer to the middle its so great. when i read a chapter, i HAVE to read the next. its so good...
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book I didn't really feel a connection with the characters. Like when Sami meets Rain and Vin it's like, I don't know how to say, but I didn't feel anything. The book seems fast paced and in the end it's like boom. Like how could this have happened if there wasn't much written on them together. It wasn't exactly enjoyable, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.