Gorgeous review by KMeng
Gorgeous (Avery Sisters Trilogy)
by Rachel Vail
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Chick Lit

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Being the middle aged Avery sister isn't always the 
easiest thing to do. Allison Avery is sick of her boring 
old life and wishes for nothing more than to be gorgeous, 
just like her two sisters and the new girl at school. 
Having too many problems, such as having the hugest crush 
on an older boy that probably doesn't even know her name 
if he even knows she exists, her mom is on the brink of 
losing her job, and she can't do much else to make her 
friend upset with her, she realizes that she can't 
possibly deal with them all herself. Allison knows that 
she needs help from possibly some unnatural forces and 
maybe a new friend because she can't do it all alone, and 
is willing to give up almost anything to turn her life 
around; so when the opportunity finally presents itself, 
Allison can't resist. That opportunity came from no one 
but the devil himself, and usually when the devil's 
involved, it can only mean one thing: trouble. Allison 
agrees to sell her cell phone to the devil in exchange for 
the gift of being gorgeous since she is convinced that she 
has no soul.  Allison will soon see whether she regrets 
that decision or not; but if it involves the devil, she 
probably will.  

Opinion: 

 

<p>So far Gorgeous is the best book of 
the trilogy by Rachel Vail starting with Lucky, but I 
have yet to read Brilliant. I thought that it was a lot 
easier to relate to Allison rather than Phoebe since we 
are of closer ages and have the same issues such as 
wanting to be gorgeous and trying to fit in, as well as 
trying to get that special older boy to like you and your 
friends to fully accept whom you are. Some of the scenes 
were interesting and held my attention pretty well, such 
as when she went to some of the parties, but I thought 
that a few of the other scenes weren't fully developed and 
somewhat boring and the story didn't really take flight. 
The ending was very unexpected and caught me by great 
surprise. Overall, the book was pretty well written, 
enjoyable for the most part, and a nice breezy story for a 
hot summer day. I recommend this novel to younger teenage 
girls around the ages of 11 to 15. I'm looking forward to 
reading Rachel Vail's next book Brilliant and seeing how 
this drama-infused trilogy ends.
Rating:
4
Content Rating:

Content rating - mature content

Explain your content rating: 

There was some alcohol substance throughout the story.
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