The Look Featured

 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
880   0
Write Review
The Look
Publisher
Age Range
12+
Release Date
March 01, 2013
ISBN
9780545464383
Buy This Book
      

Can she be a supermodel and a super-sister? She finds her answer in just one look. Two sisters, both beautiful in different ways: Fifteen-year-old Ted has got "The Look." That's what the scout for the modeling agency tells her, and she can't believe her luck. But just as Ted's jet-setting off on her new career, Ava is diagnosed with cancer. Can Ted be a supermodel and a super-sister? Or will she have to choose between family and fame? With their worlds turned upside down, the girls have to look past appearances, look deep inside, to figure out what really matters.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0  (1)
Characters 
 
3.0  (1)
Writing Style 
 
4.0  (1)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Almost Insperational

THE LOOK is trying to say something, it really is. It tends towards the theme that inner beauty is more important that outer beauty. Unfortunately this wasn’t done very strongly, so I got what was trying to be said but I didn’t actually believe them, it seemed more like an afterthought, something shoved in during the last chapter to pack in some extra meaning.

Which didn’t really work.

The main character’s (Ted) sister Ava is diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of the book. A lot of deep stuff could have come out of this, with bits of touching talks and great epiphanies about life. Instead it comes across as an excuse for Ted to do ridiculous things to entertain Ava. This is rather disappointing, because there was such potential, and also a bit exasperating, it just doesn’t seem like Ted really cares about Ava, she tells you she does, but it doesn’t feel like it.

The characters on a whole were a bit weak and flat, some of them hosting some of the most obnoxious dialogue I have ever witnessed to boot. Ted was genuinely funny at times, but I also wish she could have gotten more serious every now and then.

This book seemed to have a bit of an identity crisis. It’s written by an English author, about English people, in England. And yet, it felt very American. There are hardly any of the language quirks or slang that I would have expected. In the end it was just kind of distracting, because I had to keep reminding myself they weren’t in Mississippi or somewhere, opposed to being cultural.

All and all THE LOOK is a book about modeling and a girl trying to figure it out. She learns some life lessons and figures out what matters in life. It has a good message, and it could have been very inspirational to some people. It just would have been more powerful if it was done with a bit more feeling.

Was this review helpful to you? 

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

Current Giveaways

 

   

   

   

   

 

   

    

   

   

   

   

   

   

 

 

Latest Book Listings Added

Like A River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2)
After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Draw It 3d
Learn how to make your art POP off the page...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
FAETE
They say your life can turn on a dime. In...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Falling Over Sideways
It's not easy being Claire. (Really.) Claire's life is...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Kangaroo Kisses
It’s time for… BED! Not yet! ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Female of the Species
Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Wuthering Heights: A Coloring Classic
Bring to life the classic Victorian story of Wuthering...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Threats of Sky and Sea
Sixteen year-old Bree has spent her life as a...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire
When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Women In The Walls
Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Threads
To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help! ...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City
What do you do when you survive a pirate kidnapping,...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Being Jazz
Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Max Helsing and the Beast of Bone Creek (Max Helsing: Monster Hunter #2)
Between carrying on the monster-hunting tradition of his family, the...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
The Trouble with Twins
Imagine two twin sisters, Arabella and Henrietta—nearly identical yet with...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island
The Fletchers are back on Rock Island, home of all...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)