Fischer, Debbie Reed. Braless in wonderland.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review
 
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FISCHER, Debbie Reed. Braless in wonderland. Penguin, Dutton. c2008. 978-0-525-47954-3. $15.99. JS

Fischer has worked for many years as a booker for a modeling agency in Miami, Florida, so she really knows the business, which is a good thing since that's what this novel is about. The narrator of the story is a good student, accepted by Yale University, who gets spotted by a modeling agent and offered a chance to enter the field. She realizes that if she can be successful as a model, she can quickly earn enough money to pay for Yale. Allee lives in Florida, and to pursue this career, she leaves home during the final senior semester of high school, living in an apartment in South Beach with several other young models, each one trying to get established in the business. (If you've ever watched Tyra Banks's reality TV show about young women competing to be a top model...

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