Gorgeous (Paul Rudnick). Gorgeous. SUMMARY: Inner beauty wants out. When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s. When Becky Randle’s mother dies, Becky is whisked from her trailer park home to New York. There she meets Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer, who presents . Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up-An unsuspecting teen goes from a : Gorgeous eBook: Paul Rudnick: Kindle Store.

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His characterizations, while frequently over-the-top, ring with truth. Becky is not so sure of her transformation, not so sure of Tom Kelly, and very payl of what being permanently Rebecca would do to her life. Becky was funny, and likable I can name the number of books that laul me laugh out loud on one hand. I really found myself connecting with her because she had problems any normal girl would have with her appearance and she was real.

But the body that was present in front of him was Rebecca not Becky.

Whenever the MC, Becky, entered a room we got a laundry list of every piece of furniture, down to its make, model, and material. Gorgeoux course it is! There is a moral to Gorgeous about inner beauty and that’s nice and all, ny it’s not why I enjoyed the book.

It’s through Jate that Rebecca meets Prince Gregory of England, and Becky decides that she wants to marry the prince psul of all the good he could do for the world.

Her hair was nothing and her makeup was drugstore overdose but I took one look and I said that’s it. I expected magic, or a crazy make over or the idea that Becky was beautiful all along. As she goes through the three gorgeouz she finds out who loves who and who she really is.


Overall it was okay. But I could tell she was dazzled, by the show and the city and by being away from home for the first time. View all 8 comments.

Tom Kelly and his dresses take Becky on a wild ride — the cover of Vogue, a starring role in an action movie opposite the hottest actor, and even a meeting with the vy of England.

I would dare say, I’d feel sorry for it if it didn’t make me so offended. Even when the worst crap happened to her, she found a way to be funny about it, even if I was the only one laughing.

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

A lot, let me tell you. It has a heroine I love, with friends I adore. I loved Becky sense of humor.

With only her minimum-wage Missouri job to lose, Becky agrees. One of my favorite things about it was that Rudnick wasn’t afraid to point out that the book was a retelling and there is nothing I love more than a book that is self aware of what it is. glrgeous

And the other characters of the royal family where perfect! I kept reading, because this prospect was amazing to rudnikc. Tom Kelly, Lila, and Drake died? If this is going to teach self-involved girls about social responsibility, more power etc. When she’s out in public, a miracle occurs: Rjdnick with Becky’s grief for her mother. Honestly, the writing style in the beginning had a hard time hooking me in.

First of all, I kinda fell in love with this Prince of England myself. Which, I’ll admit, is a possibility. I never quite bought the depth of her feelings because she didn’t spend much time with the guy. This book barely gets a regular format review.


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Oct 24, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: In this modern-day Cinderella story, Becky Randle is left adrift when her beloved mother dies. That’s how disappointing it is. So, it just seems to me that a fashion designer puts a girl in a dress and she is beautiful.

If you read my reviews, you probably know that one of my major pet peeves in the YA world or book world in general is body image. Surely that is the only way Rudnick can justify such outlandishness. Oh, and bonus stars for writing a princess story without pink or a tiara. He is openly gay.

Like I said before, the characters were hilarious and lovable. But how many times can you use that as an excuse.

May 01, Alethea A rated it did not like it Shelves: There wasn’t much substance to her prose–she preferred the chatty to the poetic–but you didn’t need that. I was hoping for so much more out of this book.

I think that’s the point the author is trying to get across–the ridiculo Ugh! But for me, with the refined tastes that come with being fully double the intended reader’s age, the satire was painfully heavy handed. Preview — Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick. Go Google it, they were hysterical. I had high hopes for this but was let down. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.