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Ripped at the Seams [NOOK Book]

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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. Nothing she ever learned in ...
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Ripped at the Seams

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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?
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439120682
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Series: Romantic Comedies Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 922,974
  • Age range: 14 years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy Krulik
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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    AMAZING!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is the best book ever. Read the sample first. Then whole book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Looks awesome.please resd sample.

    Only read sample.im only in fifth grade is this ok for
    me?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Great book

    Best book ever read just read the sample i would recomend to those who would like to become fashion designer

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

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    Devoured It

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    betrayl, yet romantic. LOVE IT!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

    The Best Book :] [:

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2008

    This book if fab!!!

    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!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2008

    Designer

    So amazing! After being cheated out of her designs, our little designer strives to make it in the Big Apple!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2007

    I don't think so...

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2007

    A reviewer

    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...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2007

    ROMANTIC BOOK

    This book is so good the way they exp ain the passsion for each other and all that kissing and hugging and CHEATING

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2006

    i really like this book

    this book is really suspenseful and has a good plot, i'd recommend this book to all the teens out there looking for a romantic comedy quick read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2006

    fantastic!

    this book was fantastic. it is the kind of book where you can really relate to the characters, because they seem so real. all 326 pages were a joy to read. i reccomend this book to all teens. way to go nancy krulik!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2006

    Wonderful Light Romance

    I absoultley loved this book. It inspried me so much to do follow all your dreams. I can also relate to a lot thing Sammi says about Minnesota cause I live in it. I couldn't believe how mean that Bruce was to be so cruel. That made part made me sooo mad. It is also a great price for over 300 pages. I love this book and want to read it over again!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2006

    AWESOME

    I absolutely loved it. I stayed up all night to read the whole thing. I higly recommend this book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2006

    ughh...

    The cover made me want to read the book .THe book was just okay . It had a very boring ending and the whole book overall just wasn't exiting .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    greatness

    i really enjoyed this book. i loved how sami was shy in the beginning and how she became such great friends with rain and vin. i loved the plot, the whole big city small-town-girl thing [im just a small town girl as well] and im in love with vin. he is such a sweetheart and the way the author wrote it made him seem incredibly likeable, and you were rooting for him in the end. the ending i didn't really like though, i didn't like the way it was writen: it seemed INCREDIBLY cheesy. but sometimes cheesy is good and it was in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2006

    overall

    Overall this book was a great guidance book that gave me a lot of sense not to trust everyone you meet but not to take everyone too seriously either i had a lot of fun reading this book it is great for all girls 11-100

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2006

    Ripped at the seams...

    Ripped at the seams is a good book. Its inspiring to young people everywhere. Its telling you to go out and pursue your lifetime dream!

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