Fairest Of Them All
Fairest of Them All was a
great read. It was interesting to see how Ori handled her diagnosis and
the consequent loss of her modeling/acting/pageant career. It was kind
of sad that Ori had no friends and was basically socially incompetant
because she threw all her energy into her career. I was happy to see
that Ori finally got her chance to just be a teenager towards the end
of the book.
My only complaint was that the transition to the
new and improved Ori was a little sketchy. I felt like she jumped into
her next big commitment really soon. It seemed like one second she was
down and depressed and the next she was joining the volleyball team. I
think I would've liked to see all that happen in more of a process over
time instead of just instantly.
Blazanin had her own unique
writing style and I liked it a lot. This novel was very memorable and I
can see myself reading this again. The cover was beautiful as well. Fairest of Them All was Jan Blazanin's first published novel and I hope to see more from her in the future!