Who What Wear: The Allegra Biscotti Collection

Who What Wear: The Allegra Biscotti Collection

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Emma Rose is SO not famous

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402245466
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
797,313
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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