Monday, January 12, 2009

Violet on the Runway

Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker

What was this book about?

Violet Greenfield is your average teen living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her two best friends are Jill (a want to be writer) and Roger (a hipster in a town that doesn’t quite appreciate it.

Violet has always had body issues. I mean who wouldn’t when you are 6’1” in your stocking feet? She has always tried to hide herself and desperately wants to fit in. But high school is never that easy. When one day a woman notices her at her job in the movie theater – gives her a card and tells her that she should be a model. And this isn’t any trick – this woman is a manager.

Before you know it Violet is on her way to fashion week. How can a girl who used to be ashamed of how she looks fit in the modeling business? Can she become the “it” girl? What about Roger and Jill? What happens when you leave your friends behind to start on a new adventure?

Life isn’t just catwalks and glamor, Violet soon finds out. The fashion industry is a tough world to live in.

What did you think about the book?

I LOVED this book. Yes LOVE with all capitals. Actually I loved the whole series but the first book hooked me in like nothing else. I wonder if everyone has a secret wish of someone coming up to them and asking them if they want to be a model and whisking them off to some exciting new life? Or if not a model – then a singer? Or actor? Or whatever. That dream that you could be someone “special” with just a chance meeting.

To me that is what this book represents. Someone getting that lucky shot. Add to the lucky shot a huge dose of realism. Yes it would be kinda fun to have someone grab you and ask you to be a model – but what affect does that have on your friendships? Is that the kind of life for a teen? It is a dog-eat-dog world out there and not everyone is going to have your back. Does that make you jaded?

What genre would you consider this?


Question for You!
What did you secretly wish would happen to you as a teen? Did you want to be famous? A movie star, a singer, a model?


Brooke Reviews said...

lol As a younger girl I always wanted to be a dancer. Not a ballet dancer, but a background dancer at concerts and in music videos. I've since grown out of that, and now my dream is to finish college and be a teacher. :D

Katie said...

I always wanted to be a singer. I'm talking the popularity of Britney Spears and Michael Jackson combined (I had to say it, some person said that on American Idol last night and it just fit). Actually, though, I'd want more positive popularity than the two of them get. Haha. But no, I'm not a great singer. I'm alright, but not worthy of superstardom. Singing is so much fun!

Asylumgirl said...

Yeah, I wanted to be a model at the time. I actually had people ask me if I was one quite often. I have always been blessed with good skin, which does torment me when I have a breakout and I'm killer at applying makeup. I was never tall enough or thin enough for that job though. LOL


Diana Dang said...

I honestly, honestly wish that right now someone can just offer me a modeling job, Or just a day to be a model. I mean, watching America Next Top Model makes me drool, seeing all of the amazing outfits that the models are cast in.

thebluerose said...

Since I'm still a teen, I'll write about what I want to be now.

I really want to be a writer. It's hard though, but I'm going to continue writing. It's really fun...sometimes...It's a long process, but I'm spending all of my time just writing.

I'm starting to write songs. They just somehow come into my head and I just have to write them down. All of my friends that I have shown it to really like them. I'm going to record myself singing the songs on my MP3. Then, I'm going to somehow add my friend playing the piano. It's going to be really fun...Now...To convince her that I need her to be background vocals for me...=P

I have some friends who were models for Target or Walmart. They said it was really hard, but fun. The people there thought them about how to keep there specific type of skin and hair.

Thao said...

I want to become an author. I've always daydreamed about seeing my books in huge shelves of the bookstores or me signing for my fans. I don't think I have much potential but I'll try my best anyway : )

Pretty said...

I wanted to be a singer, but I can't sing that well. Singing is just a fun way to blow off some high strung emotions.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun book to read, when I was a teen I wanted to be a singer, although I knew I'd never make it since I'd be way to shy to sing in front of millions of people!

katayoun said...

a great guitar player, really, really good! and no it never happened :)

Kaye said...

always secretly wanted to be a tap dancer. No idea why, just did.

Erika Powell said...

I always wanted to be a dancer but I knew I was just too awkward. oh well, now I'm a journalist and I truly love it.

Paradox said...

I really want to read the Violet series! I have no interest in being a model, nor have I ever, but it would be interesting to read about the modelling industry!