Waiting on Wednesday: Gorgeous

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Waiting on Wednesday: Gorgeous

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick Gone with the Words

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Published by Scholastic
Pub Date: April 30th 2013
Genres: ContemporaryYoung Adult
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When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s summoned from her Missouri trailer park to meet Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer. He makes her an impossible offer: He’ll create three dresses to transform Becky from a nothing special girl into the most beautiful woman who ever lived.

Becky thinks Tom is a lunatic, or that he’s producing a hidden camera show called World’s Most Gullible Poor People. But she accepts, and she’s remade as Rebecca. When Becky looks in the mirror, she sees herself – an awkward mess of split ends and cankles. But when anyone else looks at Becky, they see pure five-alarm hotness.

Soon Rebecca is on the cover of Vogue, the new Hollywood darling, and dating celebrities. Then Becky meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, and everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But to love her back, Gregory would have to look past the blinding Rebecca to see the real girl inside. And Becky knows there’s not enough magic in the world.

A screamingly defiant, hugely naughty, and impossibly fun free fall past the cat walks, the red carpets, and even the halls of Buckingham Palace, Gorgeous does the impossible: It makes you see yourself clearly for the first time.


I already love this book just from the synopsis. And that cover is really pretty!! Though it does make me think of the movie Shallow Hal, haha.


Jess @ Gone with the Words

10 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Gorgeous”

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    I was totally thinking of Shallow Hal when reading the summary! I’m definitely adding this to my list :)

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    This actually sounds good, and DIFFERENT. I’ve not heard of it, and I love finding new books. I hope this one is meaningful along with all the fun! Adding it to my TBR!

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