Material Girls

 
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Material Girls
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Release Date
May 05, 2015
ISBN
9780544388505
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In Marla Klein and Ivy Wilde’s world, teens are the gatekeepers of culture. A top fashion label employs sixteen-year-old Marla to dictate hot new clothing trends, while Ivy, a teen pop star, popularizes the garments that Marla approves. Both girls are pawns in a calculated but seductive system of corporate control, and both begin to question their world’s aggressive levels of consumption. Will their new “eco-chic” trend subversively resist and overturn the industry that controls every part of their lives? Smart, provocative, and entertaining, this thrilling page-turner for teens questions the cult like mentality of fame and fashion. Are you in or are you out?

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Imagine living in a society where you didn't have to worry about your future. Your job was picked, your clothes were always in style and you had the boyfriend of your dreams. That’s what it was like for Marla Klein in MATERIAL GIRLS by Elaine Dimopoulous.

Marla was a superior court judge for Torro-LeBlanc, which means she had to judge other designers clothes in the company and dictate whether it would be in style or not. Not only did she get top pay, but just imagine having a job like that! Life was more then good, it was great for Marla.

That was until she was fired and put into the lowest position in her company, being reminded that like trends, you can be in and out of style in a heartbeat. Did I mention she was only sixteen?!

Ivy Wilde is another teenage girl with the top job of a singer. Her life was amazing until another singer came along and threatened to steal her lime light. She would do anything to stay on top, even changing her persona from a wild chick, one who is all about nature. With the help of Marla Klein’s designs, these two embark on a new partnership that helps them both out. Soon both Ivy and Marla are both fighting for the freedom they want, against the silent’s or the leaders of every company’s system. Will both girls fight and win success, or will they start right back were they began?

Both of these girls live in a cut throat society. The shots are run my teenagers who get their jobs assigned to them or are tapped at only the age of thirteen. And if you don’t get a job, guess what? You’re an Adequate the most ridiculed status to have, it means that you get to pick out a job that doesn't have all the glitz and glam, a job with lower pay rates such as being a teacher, or doctor. And if you get this job your determined to be what in their world is called a obsoloser. Just because Marla started designing clothes for one of the most famous performers in the world doesn't she's mean right back at the top of the chain. She’s still just a feeble designer in the basement, a dark, and depressing room, that has the worst coffee machine ever!

But things start to look up for her when she meets fellow designers, Felix, Vivienne, Kevin, Dido and Randall. These designers welcomed her to what the real world was like and showed her just how corrupt of a company they were working for was.

The beginning of this book was a bit slow, developing a whole world does take a while! But once I got further into this book, the plot was developed intricately, drawling me in to read more and eager to find out what happens next. The way the characters in this book lived reminded me of the people lived in the Capital from The Hunger Games.

There was romance in this story that seems to still be developing. Does this mean there will be a sequel? I hope so, I want to find out what comes next for Marla and Ivy!

MATERIAL GIRLS is a definitely prime book. People who fell head over heels in love with The Selection by Kiera Cass, Matched by Ally Condie, The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, and The Hunger Games series will want to read this dystopian!
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