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Who What Wear: The Allegra Biscotti Collection

Who What Wear: The Allegra Biscotti Collection

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Emma Rose is SO not famous

So how did she score inside information on the most talked-about party of the year? Because Emma is secretly the hottest new fashion designer-Allegra Biscotti-and hired to whip up a Sweet Sixteen dress for the guest of honor. Wait...fashion emergency! How can she create a fiercely fashionable dress and keep her secret?

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Emma Rose is SO not famous

So how did she score inside information on the most talked-about party of the year? Because Emma is secretly the hottest new fashion designer-Allegra Biscotti-and hired to whip up a Sweet Sixteen dress for the guest of honor. Wait...fashion emergency! How can she create a fiercely fashionable dress and keep her secret? There's only one solution: Emma must go undercover-as her own intern!

But when Emma feels the pressure by her BFF to explain how she got an invite from the in-crowd and an ultra-fabulous fashion internship-just when Jackson finally starts paying attention to her-she knows she has to make it work...
...or will it all come apart at the seams?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
As a mother, I was surprised by how much I liked these books. The stories were very entertaining, but I actually liked the messages even more. Both books were very clean and while they did delve a bit into crushes, it was all very sweet. At first I was worried because Emma and Charlie seemed to be creating a lot of stories (and lies...); however,Emma did eventually tell her parents about Allegra Biscotti's identity. I liked that Emma got punished for lying, but I really loved that her parents listened to her and supported her love of fashion. In addition, there were so many important messages about friendship and staying true to one's self. I don't think tween girls can hear either of those things too many times. —Booking Mama

Although the second in the series, Who What Wear stands alone and is a great recommendation for kids who dream of a career in fashion.

School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Emma Rose, 14, is still trying to hide her identity as New York City's up-and-coming fashion designer, Allegra Biscotti, while juggling the pitfalls of friendship and middle school. Rylan Sinclare, the most popular girl in Emma's school, and her severe mother hire Allegra to design a sweet-sixteen dress. How can Emma pretend to be the adult Italian Allegra when Rylan knows her as an unpopular eighth grader? With the help of her confidants, including the editor-in-chief of a Vogue-style magazine, Emma pretends she is an intern, voicing Allegra's ideas while "the designer is overseas." All goes well until Rylan's mother sabotages the design and Emma gets into a fight with her best friend over secrets. To add pressure, Allegra/Emma has been offered an opportunity to showcase her work in a Soho pop-up collection. Emma is a likable character who strives to make her client a knockout dress despite Rylan's initial meanness. The novel, which reads like a Disney teen movie, comes to a satisfying, if predictable, conclusion. Interspersed throughout are illustrations of Allegra's designs. Although the second in the series, Who What Wear stands alone and is a great recommendation for kids who dream of a career in fashion.—Kimberly Garnick Giarratano, Northampton Community College, Hawley, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402243929
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
490,429
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Olivia Bennet has had a passion for fashion since she was a young girl, putting together surprising outfits for the daily fashion show that took place in the school hallways. When not writing, Olivia can be found hot-gluing and sewing amazing DIY projects.

Georgia Rucker designs and illustrates books, brochures, catalogs, posters, logos, and, most recently, a lot of highly visual books for 'tweens and teens.

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Who What Wear 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Tamora_PierceSYR More than 1 year ago
I love both of these books! In this internet age it's not that hard to imagine a really fashion-savvy girl becoming a hot new designer, and I love the way "Allegra" has to move fast (and face the consequences) to get her school and fashion work done. I also love her friendships and her allies. Her family is believable, and her editor/boss seems so much like the high-energy fashion women we see on television. She also makes it seem as if making clothes and giving clothes a fresh touch without being like everyone else is something everyone can do if she only stops to think. The writer has a delicate touch at making it plain that everyone has her or his place in the world, and not everyone has to be a fashionista. I'm not a fashionista, but the art and the writing are fresh and lively. My only regret about these books is that I'm still waiting for the next one!
Ashley Colas More than 1 year ago
This book is phenomenal . Ive never read a books so interresting. The book is highly- actually above highly reccomended. I dont understand how an author can be so talented.The Best. Forever Allegra Biscotti( :
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so inspiring and simply a good read! It shows that anyone can do anything they wish as long as they put their mind to it, throughout this book, the book covers friendship, trust, passion, and a touch of romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great, just like the first! I would recommend it to anyone of any age, it is an easy read, and very enjoyabe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read both books and they are amazing, awesome, and terrific!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a fashion FREAK!Found this book read it and fell in love! I alsi love the first one,would recommend it 2:):):):)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i m like ur biggest fan!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot wait to read this!!!!! I lovelovelove allegra biscotti!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish she made more books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am totally in LOVE w/the first book! I am in chapter 10 of this one and totally LOVE it! A total MUST READ! <3| V
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from my friend( it was not a e-book) and i loved it! I would think that if you are 9 and up you MUST read this. So buy it peeps!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is a MUST READ. But you should read the first book first. I would recommend this book to people that like fashion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read both the books and loved them so i hope Olivia makes more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Olivia Bennett is a great author and must know alot about fashion. Keep on writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LUD DIS BOOK !!! BOOKLUVER ;) ;):) ;) :) :) THIS IS AN INSPIRING BOOK JUST LIKE THE FIRST ONE And encourages people to persue their dreams and that it doesnt matter if u wanna b a fashion designer , or a lawyer ... things will always work out somehow in unexpected ways we sometimes dont understand.. but u kno what , this book teaches u no matter what happens , always look on the bright side of things, and when something bad happens , JUST KEEP SWIMMING JUST KEEP SWIMMING !! And everything will work out :))))))))))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear march 3rd, dude we all know u arent taylor swift!that is a really stupid post and whoever wrote that made taylor out to be some country hick.Taylor may date a lot of guys but you have no right to judge.do you seriously think taylor swift actually talks like that?i mean seriously-yah?-who even says that? But yeah, a REALLY good book! I am going to be a fashion designer and this book helped a lot with inspiration for drawings when i read it. Great book, Caity
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book combines everything a teenage girl goes through- family, friends, school, secrets, boys, and the mean girl(s). In Who What Wear, the main character struggles to achieve harmony between them. In order to protect her fashion-designer secret, she must lie to her friend (hereby creating an imbalance). In order to stay a fashion designer, she must make a dress that the mean girl and the mean girl's mother want her to make- not what SHE wants to design and create. Overall, this book is a PERFECT read for anyone interested in fashion, friends, or boys. I would suggest the ages you should read this book and thorougly understand everthing it talks about would be ages 6-12 (give or take a few years). Aera:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is there going to be a next book??? If so when is it coming out???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the book Who What Where and learn all about fasion and Emma Rose!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the first book i read it in class(not an ebook)now i just need to read the second one<3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 3rd book came out already? How come we cant get it on our nooks?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was sooo good! I loved all of the characters and the way she described all of the designs! I loved it so much that i had to get it in the hard cover version! :) :) ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good, I really liked how there were little drawings in the margins. I would recomend this book to people in 4th grade to 6th grade! It is a very good story. Ciao ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fashion is on the loose! Just finished The allegra bicotti collection Wear what wear? and it was the most terrific book ever! I would recommend this book for people <3 fashion! NOOK reader izabella 9 years old
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read this yet but im waiting to buy it. Cant wait!!!!!