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I was going to get out of the modeling business for good.

But now I'm having trouble sticking with my decision. After all, if it wasn't for modeling, I might still be the invisible wallflower. Hot guys like Paulo wouldn't be interested in me. And I'd never have seen Brazil or Spain-and now France! On the other hand...

I also wouldn't have to choose between my best friend from home and my agent's shrill demands. Or anguish over my body the way ...

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Overview

I was going to get out of the modeling business for good.

But now I'm having trouble sticking with my decision. After all, if it wasn't for modeling, I might still be the invisible wallflower. Hot guys like Paulo wouldn't be interested in me. And I'd never have seen Brazil or Spain-and now France! On the other hand...

I also wouldn't have to choose between my best friend from home and my agent's shrill demands. Or anguish over my body the way only runway models do. Not to mention all this trouble I'm getting into for speaking out in the press about eating disorders.

Maybe the life of an international model isn't for me. But if I quit for good, I might always wonder...What if?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425219409
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Series: Violet Series , #2
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 18 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Walker is a writer who has worked as ELLEgirl’s features editor and Seventeen Prom’s editor. All in the name of journalism, she once spent twenty-four hours surrounded by male models and even attended an elite finishing school for girls in New Zealand—among other hardships.

She recently fulfilled a lifelong dream when she appeared as a talking-head “expert” on VH1’s The Fabulous Life of: Celebrity Kids.

Melissa lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has a BA in English from Vassar College. She would tell you her SAT scores, too, but, you know, the math part was hard.

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

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    Victorious Violet!

    Violet Greenfield has gone from a nobody to an international runway model. After returning home to get away from the modeling business for a while, Angela approaches Violet about modeling in Brazil and Violet jumps at the chance to travel internationally.

    Things start out brilliantly until Violet's insecurities once again get the better of her. Violet manages to get all the shows, all the clothes, and all the guys but once again the designers and her agent have to have her perfect and Violet can't handle it.

    Weight becomes a greater issue in this book and Violet is unable to keep her weight exactly where the designers and her agent want it. The only way she can think of to vent is to post on her blog. Little does she know that her friends and teenagers are not the only people reading. Her dilemma becomes fodder for the press and Violet gets in deeper than she can handle.

    When she is asked to do a campaign promoting better health for teen girls, Violet thinks that it may be the beginning of a new type of modeling world. That is, until she is told that she needs to lose five pounds and keep the weight off for the shoots. It's too late for Violet to back out but she begins to feel like she is betraying herself and all the teenagers that look up to her when she poses for the shoot. And all the while she is losing herself, she finds herself losing her best friend and possibly the love of her life, Roger.

    Will Violet's career be able to last through her insecurities and weight issues or will it and she break under the pressure? Will she be able to fix things between her and Roger or did she blow her only chance?

    Violet By Design is the followup to Violet On The Runway and is followed by Violet In Private. This second installment in the series is by far the best so far but I have high hopes for Violet In Private.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2008

    great

    This book was really good and interesting. It shows the ups and down of the modeling life. I love this book and any model books! Cant wait to get the second one! If anyone is interested in joining the modeling world this is a good way to get a sneak peek.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

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    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    Violet has had the time of her life in New York. After being spotted by her now agent Angela Blythe at the Palace Theaters, and then being swept away to NYC (and with a little hesitation from her parents), Violet was able to experience all that goes on in the modeling world. From the runway shows to the crazy designers to having a backstabbing roommate with an eating disorder to her fake, jerk of an ex-boyfriend. <BR/><BR/>She survived it all and now Violet is back in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, trying to spend as much time away from New York as she can while leaning more towards her friends and family. <BR/><BR/>Being in the fashion industry is beginning to take a toll on Violet. Sure, she is able to travel to Brazil and even France on short notice, wear all of the designer clothing that's too expensive to even look at, and have all the boys fall for her (even if it's for all the wrong reasons). But Violet just can't see herself as a true model. Her insecurities, including those about her weight, are always present. <BR/><BR/>The longer she's away the more troubles and problems Violet starts to have, especially when she tries to speak out on some important issues, which doesn't necessarily bode well with her agency. One of the designers in Brazil is showing some interest in Violet, but, for some reason, her heart goes out to her dorky best friend, Roger. Will Violet's escapades in international modeling be the deciding factor in whether she should stay in the modeling world? Or will the limelight shine bright over what she truly wants? <BR/><BR/>VIOLET BY DESIGN is a strong follow-up to the first novel in the series, VIOLET ON THE RUNWAY. Melissa Walker creates a story that acknowledges all the realistic aspects of a world that seems flawless and characters that are intriguing and easy to relate to. A wonderful read, VIOLET BY DESIGN does not disappoint.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    You'll never get bored with this one...

    Runway model or run away model?

    Wouldn't it be amazing to travel the world as a famous supermodel? Violet Greenfield thought so too until that was her. In Melissa Walker's Violet by design, Violet continued her modeling career with her agent, Angela, and her friends, Sam and Veronica. Violet loved the traveling to new countries, especially walking the biggest runway show in Paris, but she got caught up in all the drama of the modeling world.

    Violet traveled to Brazil and had an amazing time until she got played by Paulo, the guy she thought she loved. She immediately went home and claimed once again that she was done with modeling, but she got an amazing opportunity to go to Paris, France, the most romantic place in the world. She was requested to walk and close the famous Mirabella Prince's runway show. While in Paris Violet gets into some trouble with the modeling business. Without discussing it with Angela first, she spoke out to the press about her thoughts on eating disorders. But at the same, she had to try to lose weight for Mirabella's show. She was torn between her career and her healthy body image. Violet was beginning to think that maybe this whole modeling thing isn't really for her. But if she leaves it, she would always have those thoughts of What if?

    I think the opportunities Violet got were amazing, but it would be awful going through all the other problems that she had to deal with. This book is the perfect book for any teenage girl that likes the girl drama, and especially those considering getting into the modeling business. This book is almost a warning or guide for the struggles of the modeling world. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. It is definitely one of those book you never want to put down. The action and drama keeps building throughout the book and definitely keeps your interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2010

    Amazing!

    this book is great! i now need to read the next one! loved it! you need to read it now! (but the read the first one before you do!)

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  • Posted January 1, 2010

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    Good read

    This book is a great continuation from her first one. I love the violet series and this book is no diffrent. I total recomend it! :)

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  • Posted September 17, 2009

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    Sweet Sequel

    Violet has been enjoying her summer at home, just hanging out with her two best friends. She's planning to go to college in the fall, but when her modeling agent Angela calls with a chance to go to Brazil for two weeks, Violet jumps on the next plane. She takes back the fashion world by storm, falling for a designer who wants to model his new clothing line. Too bad he breaks her heart in the process. Violet flees, going back home to wallow. With the Spain and Paris shows approaching, she dusts herself off and goes back to the world of glamor. But those wallowing days added a few pounds and it's affecting her jobs. She blogs about her frustration on her myspace, only to find the model world angry and annoyed at her reference to girls starving themselves for the runway. Can she have her principles and still last in the modeling world?

    I love the Violet series - she's honest, fun, and fresh.

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  • Posted June 2, 2009

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    greaat, although i like the first one better

    the first one is better but this is still great. i cant wait to read violet in private!!!!!!!!!!!!! violet is awesome but sometimes i want to scream and throw the book across the room because she keeps make sucky choices and then she is all sad about how bad her life is when if she would have done other things then she would have easily avoided many of the challenges that she created for herself. still it was a good book :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    Victorious Violet

    Violet Greenfield thought she was going to leave the modeling world behind, but when she's offered the chance to go to Brazil - to model of course - she jumps the chance. And with that decision, her international modeling career is launched, and she travels from São Paulo for Brazil's fashion week, to Madrid and Paris. She gains more and more prestige as she books more shows, but with a relationship gone bad, she starts to put on weight. Angela, her agent, as well as several designers Violet's walking for, pressure her into shedding five pounds. Violet's insecurities over her body as well as friendship troubles result from her precarious balance between the fashion world and her life at home. Violet doesn't know what she wants anymore. Once again, Melissa Walker has written an amazing novel. I loved her debut novel, Violet on the Runway, and its sequel was just as good. Violet could represent any teenage girl if you take away the supermodel aspect, because many teens struggle over their body image. Melissa Walker also lets us peek into the hectic lives of the elite fashion models, which is pretty exciting and addicting. As Violet's friend Roger said, most readers will fall in love with Violet, as I did. She truly believes in doing the right thing, evidenced by the time she spends anguishing over the modeling industry versus a normal life. And it's because Violet acts with such conviction (when making the correct choices) that the reader is left with the sense that things will turn out well for her. I most definitely recommend Violet by Design, as well as its prequel Violet on the Runway to all readers, whether fashion savvy or not. It is a fun and enjoyable read that will leave you thinking and sighing in happiness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2008

    Liv's Book Reviews

    I fell in love with the first book, Violet On The Runway, and I think, if possible, I liked the second book even more. In this novel, Violet matures and grows into the title of super model. She learns more about the business of modeling and what it takes to make it. She then has to decide for herself whether all the trials are worth being publicly recognized and admired. After reading a true story about modeling, the book Model, I think I've gained a little better insight into a world I previously knew nothing about and I was able to compare what the Violet books said to what Model said. What I found was, much to my surprise, that the Violet books, although they are fiction, are extremely accurate and not only do they capture the real world industry vibe, they also involve a plot that is easy and fun to follow. I don't think we could ask for much more in a book! The best part of the whole series is how we get to focus on a leading girl who is so realistic that we feel as if we know her personally. She doesn't hold back any thoughts or questions, and she gets to know herself better throughout the story. I also loved how the whole Roger/Violet dynamic worked out in this story, even if it is a little bit cliched. I can't wait to read Violet in Private to see how that drama turns out. I'm hoping for a happy ending for our heroine, and for a third book that lives up to the high standard that Violet By Design set. I have to get to the library!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2008

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    I love the author and the whole set up of the book. Its a page turner.

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