The Look By Sophia Bennett

02 July 2012

Ted is tall. Freaky. When she’s spotted by a model agency, she can’t believe it. At the same time, her gorgeous sister falls seriously ill.  With her world turned upside down, Ted must choose between fame and family. Can she be a supermodel and a super sister?  All in five-inch heels?

Ted Trout cannot believe it when someone from a model agency sees her on the streets and tells her she has potential to become a model.  What is so special abut her?  It certainly can’t be her frizzy, ‘bird’s nest hair’.  And what about the beautiful sister standing next to her?  Confused, she forgets about it until the family discover something shocking: her sister Ava has lymphoma. Through Ava’s encouragement, Ted agrees to try modelling out.  The Look goes on to follow Ted’s new, glamorous career and how a family copes with heartbreak. Will Ted remain faithful to her family or will she choose fame and riches? 

After the success of the Threads Trilogy I couldn't wait to jump into another fashion based story. I don't really bother with following the fashion, I'm more the one who goes to a shop and buys whatever's on offer but this book gripped me right from the start. Pink pages, modelling, fashion, beauty, catastrophes, a fatal illness. It had it all. Or rather, Ted had it all. Ted: the girl who is freakishly tall, has a birds nest for hair and is in her opinion ''ugly''. Who would think she could become a model? Even once I had a read the description of her for the first time I thought, "oh..yes she doesn't sound very attractive does she.."She is the ugly duckling compared to her beautiful sister Ava but she doesn't resent her sister for it. They are very close and when Ava falls ill with lymphoma Ted is devastated. Especially as it seems her world is getting brighter in comparison..she is going to become a model! But can she make herself accept the offer when all she can think about is her sister suffering? Or will her sister persuade her to take it up and will she even like it?

Rating: 5 out of 5

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  1. OH I want to read this SO BADLY!! The Threads trilogy was AMAZING!!!!!!

  2. I also LOVED this book! And the pink pages was also very nice :)


  3. Sounds good! Thanks for the review! :D

  4. Haven't heard of this book before. But, I'm going to take your word for it, and add it it to my TBR-list. Thanks for the amazing review!

    Anastasia @

  5. sounds just like the kind of book i love (like the devil wears prada.. my fave)

  6. I dont usually go for something with fashion or models, but Im always up for looking at different stories.
    This one sounds like it could be really good!

  7. I like the cover, the plot sounds interesting too. thanks for the review.


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