Alterations

Alterations

by Stephanie Scott
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Alterations by Stephanie Scott

A RITA finalist for Best First Book

If anyone saw the prom boards Amelia Blanco makes on her favorite fashion app, they'd think Ethan Laurenti was her boyfriend. They wouldn't know that all the plans she's made for them are just dreams, and that she's the girl who watches him from the kitchen while her parents cook for his famous family.

When Amelia's abuelita enrolls her in a month-long fashion internship in NYC, Amelia can't imagine leaving Miami--and Ethan--for that long. As soon as she gets to New York, however, she finds a bigger world and new possibilities. She meets people her own age who can actually carry on a conversation about stitching and design. Her pin boards become less about prom with Ethan and more about creating her own style. By the time she returns to Miami, Amelia feels like she can accomplish anything, and surprises herself by agreeing to help Ethan's awkward, Steve-Jobs-wannabe brother, Liam, create his own fashion app.

As Liam and Amelia get closer, Ethan realizes that this newly confident, stylish girl may be the one for him after all . . . even though he has a reality TV star girlfriend he conveniently keeps forgetting about. The "new and improved" Amelia soon finds herself in between two brothers, a whole lot of drama, and choice she never dreamed she'd have to make.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681191928
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 185,388
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Scott writes Young Adult stories about teens who put their passions first. She enjoys dance fitness and cat memes, and Pinterest is driving her broke. Born and raised in Kalamazoo where there are no zoos, she's a Midwest girl at heart. She now lives outside of Chicago with her tech-of-all-trades husband. You can find her chatting about TV and all things books on Twitter and Instagram at @StephScottYA. Alterations is her first book.

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Alterations 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Morgan_S_M More than 1 year ago
Sad to say this wasn't for me. I found the sheer volume of Amelia's lies for the first half of the book annoying and stressful, and I didn't feel like I got to truly know any of the secondary characters. It all fell flat for me. That being said, it's a great adaptation of Sabrina and I liked that Amelia's family was Latina and that she truly had goals of her own. It's worth giving a shot if you enjoy contemporary; maybe it will work better for someone else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this and am so proud of the author for following through on her dreams to write a book
Aditi-ATWAMB More than 1 year ago
There are some books you read just because you’re a) Looking for a light read b) Everybody needs baseless drama at some point c) YOU JUST WANT TO And Alterations was definitely one of those books for me. I knew it wasn’t going to be winning any awards from be under the “makes you want to search your soul” or other such DEEP categories, but HECK, sometimes I NEED a book like that. Amelia is a fashion expert. She lives with her mother and grandmother in their tiny apartment on the estate of some of the richest folks in town, the Laurentis as the domestic help. Of course, the Laurentis have GORGEOUS twin sons, both Amelia’s age, one of who she’s been in love with for forever. And then she gets this AWESOME internship in New York, only to come back and find her whole dynamic with the boys altered. While this book was fun, LIGHT, drama-filled and everything I expected from it, it was also slightly awkward and a little overdone. Some of my problems include: 1. Was Amelia’s internship an INTERSHIP or like Summer School? Because CLASSES and PROFESSORS = SCHOOL. The Devil Wears Prada Mean Bosses = INTERNSHIP. 2. I didn’t feel anything with EITHER boy. Like Liam was cuter, and an awkward potato (which I can totally relate to) but NO FEELS. SIGH. 3. Amelia’s sense of EVERYTHING was warped. In her head, BOYS > WORK ON A REALITY TV SHOW. 4. Amelia’s thought process was awkward. All in all, it was an okay-ish read, and what I expected it to be - fun, light, and a great way to pass your time 3 stars!
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I was sold at the comparison to Sabrina. I love that movie with a sickness and couldn't wait to see how it translated into a retelling. I liked Amelia well enough. She's smart and talented and {mostly} focused. Ethan and Liam were great opposites as brothers and their interactions with Amelia were interesting. I could have done with more banter and sweetness, but loved the nerdy references. My main complaint is that I never saw that burst of confidence from Amelia. After her fashion internship, I wanted her certain of her abilities and she seemed to falter more. Yes, part of it had to do with Ethan, but for me, this aspect came across more as being a people pleaser than being unsure of her future and what she wanted. Overall, it was a quick and cute read with a great epilogue. **Huge thanks to Bloomsbury Spark for providing the arc free of charge**