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I've had it for less than a month and have already read it twice!!
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Reader reviewed by Cowgirl

Cheryl Diamond is 14, she wants to become
a model. Shes pretty enough, actually, shes a little to pretty for some
model agencies. She gets turned away because shes just a little to
young, not enough experienced, and a little bit to short. However, when
she comes to one certain agency, they love her. No matter that shes a
few inches to short, she'll grow eventually. Everything is going
wonderfully for her with this agency, they are treating her perfectly,
they love her, she likes them. However, soon there agency has to close
and shes back at square one. Cheryl waits until shes older, 16, and
starts trying to find an agency again. She signs with one, and finds
how much unfriendly they are compared to her former agency. Cheryl is
rising to the top, and getting there faster than most. Her life is
going good, until she signs with to do a fashion show, and a terrible
thing happens to her and her job is ruined for the time. Will she be
able to rise back to the top? Will she have to give up her modeling
forever? Will her beauty ever be as it used to?

I loved this
book. It is all true, and Cheryl has a extremely good writing style.
Her writing makes you feel like you are right there with her. Her story
is inspiring and teaches a lesson - reach for your dreams and never
give up. This book isn't "clique" like you might think, since Cheryl is
a lot more realistic than that. This book was wonderful! I hope you
enjoy it as much as I did!

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Wonderful and True!!
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Reader reviewed by Cowgirl

Cheryl Diamond is 14, she wants to become a model. Shes pretty enough, actually, shes a little to pretty for some model agencies. She gets turned away because shes just a little to young, not enough experienced, and a little bit to short. However, when she comes to one certain agency, they love her. No matter that shes a few inches to short, she'll grow eventually. Everything is going wonderfully for her with this agency, they are treating her perfectly, they love her, she likes them. However, soon there agency has to close and shes back at square one. Cheryl waits until shes older, 16, and starts trying to find an agency again. She signs with one, and finds how much unfriendly they are compared to her former agency. Cheryl is rising to the top, and getting there faster than most. Her life is going good, until she signs with to do a fashion show, and a terrible thing happens to her and her job is ruined for the time. Will she be able to rise back to the top? Will she have to give up her modeling forever? Will her beauty ever be as it used to?


I loved this book. It is all true, and Cheryl has a extremely good writing style. Her writing makes you feel like you are right there with her. Her story is inspiring and teaches a lesson - reach for your dreams and never give up. This book isn't "clique" like you might think, since Cheryl is a lot more realistic that that. This book was wonderful! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


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A True Role Model
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Reader reviewed by Krista

I recently received the book, Model: A Memoir, from Simon Pulse's Pulse IT program. It was about a girl named Cheryl, who wanted to be a model - and she succeeded. It's a tale of her triumphant rise, and her almost dramatic fall.


Cheryl Diamond was only fourteen years old when she first came to New York City to model. But events such as 911 stopped her from being one until she was sixteen. Cheryl came back to model, and lived all by herself (except for her cat)in the suburbs of New York City. She lived paycheck to paycheck, and learned to ration her money carefully. Though she was living by herself, she learned to be strong and take care of herself. She climbed up through the modeling industry, got more jobs everyday - and even landed a tryout for Victoria's Secret! Cheryl was funny, and almost everyone liked her. She was able to reply with a sarcastic, witty comment almost every time. When something happened with her hair, and she almost lost all that she had in modeling, her parents were there to save her. Today Cheryl is still going strong, because of that very thing - her strength.


This book was a very good read, especially for summer. I enjoyed it very much, partly because of Cheryl's personality. She was hilarious, making the book have it's own personality, different from other books. It wasn't some fake book about the modeling industry - it was real, and it made me appreciate what some people may go through to get their dream.
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Looking for a funny, great read? Don't be discouraged! Try it out!
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Reader reviewed by Milly

Looking at the back of this book you think...eww...what? A stuck up model girl and why is she writing a memior? But then...you start to read about Cheryl and you see she is one of us, she's so funny and enteratining and makes all the characters just so great..it's such a great read and I totally reccomend it. It's about Cheryl and her life when she is 16 and begings to go into the modeling buisness, living alone with her cat and living off not so good food, she goes through good times and even at one point time stops and we dunno if she'll make it back...but she does and is 20 and is still going strong!
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