Monday, November 29, 2010

Review: Allegra Biscotti Collection

Emma wants to be a fashion designer more than anything. She has a small room at her father's warehouse where she designs and sews clothes. Every day on the way to school, she create the ultimate fashion outfit from taking different pieces she sees and changes them to fit her style.

When a famous fashionista comes down to her father's warehouse and stumbles upon her designs, it's almost miraculous. Except for one small detail, it's hard to be a fashion designer when you're only in eighth grade.

On the spot, Emma makes up the secret identity of Allegra Biscotti for her designs. Now, she's exchanging texts with a fashion editor from Madison magazine for a feature interview. After the interview airs, the editor asks for three unique items from her Spring Collection.

Her friend Charlie helps her keep her lies straight and helps create business persona. He's the only one who knows the truth. Emma can't risk telling her BFF Holly because Holly's infiltrating the popular crowd. As much as she tries to bring Emma into the group, Emma resists. She can't stand how superficial the girls can be and she can't stand how they're supposed to be best friends, but they're mean to each other.

As the deadline looms, Emma's not sure she can finish creating these pieces.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book - the first in a new series dealing with friendship drama, fashion, decisions about the future, and lies. I liked hearing about fashion and seeing the sketches in the pages. I liked the friendship aspect of the book where Emma deals with her BFF moving slightly beyond her reach.

Cover Thoughts: Cute. It fits right with all the illustrations on the pages

Source: My Library

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great Review! I just got this one in the mail the other day. I'm a little concerned that it might be too young for me. Thanks for helping me out!