Poseur

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0316065838
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A crazy fashion-obsessed young adult novel that has meaning and is fun to read
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Reader reviewed by Crystal F

Within the first few pages I wasn't sure I was going to like Poseur, but as
it went along I was sucked right in. Petra, Janie, Melissa and
Charlotte couldn't be more different. That is established in the
beginning. They all come from different backgrounds and are part of
four different cliques at their high school. When a group study program
lands them together to launch their own fashion label, things begin to
go crazy.



The characters in this are very interesting. They continue to develop
through the book through interaction with each other and with others. I
enjoyed getting to know each of them, at times I didn't like them and
at other times they began to redeem themselves. Through getting to know
each other they begin to all change for the better without losing
themselves.



The antics can be zany but the voice of each character comes through
clear and their is a lesson to be learned in the end. I think this is a
wonderful book - full of the fun of young adult books, but with a
built-in lesson that doesn't bang kids over the head - it's just there
to be taken however you want to take it. I look forward to reading the
next book in the series and seeing more of Petra, Janie, Melissa and
Charlotte.
 


I also loved the fashion sketches at the end of the book - I wish I
had it to keep and try out some of the patterns, but I had to return it
to the library.


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Poseur
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Reader reviewed by Megan


po·seur (noun): a person who pretends to be what he or she is not.Charlotte Beverwil, Janie Farrish, Melissa Moon, and Petra Greene attend exclusive Winston Prep in the Hollywood Hills. And that's all they have in common. But hang out together? They'd rather be hanged. Borrow one another's clothes? They'd sooner borrow a zit. So when these four sophomores are forced into a class to create their own fashion label, they Clash with a capital C. Janie thinks Melissa and Charlotte are Beverly Hills brats. They dismiss Janie as a Valley rat in sheep's clothing. And Petra, well . . . Petra couldn't care less. Can a cool coquette, a shy punk, a hippie goddess, and a ghettoglam egomaniac make beautiful couture together? At Winston Prep, survival of the fittest comes down to who fits in-and what fits

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This book I have to say was okay I liked more than I disliked. I t was a little hard to get into but after that I liked ithe characters were a little fake. They were all very different the only one I think that actually sounded somewhat read was Janie but she was still a little weird. The other characters were a little naggy and expected everything to be given to them. I like dthe book but I wasn't wowed by it. I was actually expecting more but it didn't really happen.
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A fashion Forward Book
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Reader reviewed by Chioma

This book is a great book. It is really interesting. I will have to admit the beggining of the book you may be a bit lost and it may be a little boring. But trust me 100% ity gets sooooooooooo much better. It has drama and romance and more drama. It is about for different girls with very unique and nice fashion senses. And they are forced to form a fashion group by a new teacher. And the first thing that happens is that personalities clash immediately. Of course four high school girls with completely opposite personalities have to create a fashion line through a club. It spells disaster to me. It is really a great book and all girls should read it. I cant wait for the next one!!!
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Not the best, but certainly not the worst
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Reader reviewed by Megan

Everything can change during the summer. Jamie Farrish fully believes in this saying. In fact, Janie decides to wear a bright green miniskirt to show these changes. It is not until she and her twin brother Jake park at the Showroom (the place to see and be seen) on the first day of school that she realized she was not the only person who changed over the summer so had her brother. When her brother Jake waves to Charlotte, a popular girl obsessed with all things French, the pieces fall into place. Her brother had become popular.
At the school assembly on that first day, the new teacher showcases her new program: Special Study. The catch was that there had to be at least four students to form a special study group. This is how Janie, Charlotte, Melissa, and Petra end up in the same study group. They all had different ideas, and certainly all had different personalities, but they all shared one major theme: fashion.
Melissa had great expectations for this groupshe wanted to create a clothing label to rival her step moms label. So, this explains why she wastes no time getting started. However, the four girls butt heads when it comes to naming the label. Melissa goes ahead and plans a launch party for their yet-to-be named label. They then come up with a great idea to hold a sort of raffle, and let the other people suggest names for the label. Through a series of events, the real entries were replaced with the same suggestion on every entry: poseur. The girls end up using this as their label name, realizing they were all really a bunch of poseurs, anyways.
Rachel Maude did pretty well with the writing of this book. Poseur was not really my type of novel (since it centered around fashion), but it was well written to the point that it still kept me, of all people, interested.
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Fashionably Awesome
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Reader reviewed by Alexis

I loved this book. All for girls are so different, but they worked together really well in the end. I keep wondering why there is 3 girls on the cover and who they are. I think Janie is supposed to be the main character. I think that all businesses work best if they are under one person not four. I think that in the book there is 4 bosses, because they do not work that well together at first, but then adapt at the very end. I can't wait for the next book. I think that Poseur is a very appropriate business name in fashion.
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Fashion DO!
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Reader reviewed by The Story Siren

Poseur by Rachel Maude


Poseur revolves around the story of four girls. Janie Farrish, Charoltte Beverwil, Melissa Moon and Petra Greene. There are only two things these girls have in common a) they go to the same school, Winston Prep and b) they have a particular interest in fashion.


So when the school proposed a new class called "Special Study" the four girls all enter their own ideas for their class. Although in theory the ideas are all completely different, the outcome again leads to their one common interest, fashion. And so starts The Trend Set, which consists of the four girls, and to say they arent happy about it, is an understatement. The girls not only have to deal with themselves but they all have a private drama in their lives as well.


I have to say that I was reluctant to read this at first. Im not a fashion guru at any means. My wardrobe consists of t-shirts and jeans. But I actually ended up enjoying this book. There are a lot of references to fashion, but even a simpleton such as my self wasnt lost, and the fashion talk didnt overwhelm the story. Poseur was a light and fun read! The story line was fun as well, I guess I should say stories. Each chapter usually stars a different girl, so you get a look in each of their lives. Anyway, I ended up really enjoying this book and I will think you will too! And really everyone has a little poseur-ish self in them at one time or another.
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