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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Noteworthy Passages: Will Work for Prom Dress

Will Work for Prom Dress (ARC) by Aimee Ferris
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pub. Date: February 8th, 2011
Pages: 240
Age Level: 13+
For review from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Please note that this is an ARC and passages below are subject to change in the final copy.

Synopsis via Goodreads
Quigley Johnson has, reluctantly, given up the rest of her last year of high school to take part in her best friend Ann's Betterment Plan, which will turn them into the best-dressed, most sought-after, most admired girls at their senior formal. Because - hey - who doesn't want the perfect prom, complete with a dream dress and a devastatingly handsome date?

But the prom costs money - lots of money - and even though the girls could easily have Ann's mom design their dresses (she's only Victoria Parisi, one of the most famous designers in the world), Ann insists that they pay their own way. And that's how Quigley gets stuck making artistic topping masterpieces on frozen pizzas canvases, before becoming a live model for Ms. Parisi's fashion design class, where she meets Zander.

He's cute, and cool, and funny, with a killer design sensibility (even if he can't sketch). But is he too good to be true? And what about David, the hot, talented artist at school, who's also kind of a jerk, but won't leave Quigley alone? And Ann - she started the Betterment Plan to improve Quigley and herself, but it seems like it's ripping their friendship to shreds.

This road to the prom dream may just end in disaster.

Noteworthy Passages

Quigley; pg. 61
My parents' world was so solidly black and white, they could never understand that life played across my canvas in a hundred shades of charcoal gray.

Zander; pg. 173
"Well, sometimes you expect Lemon Yellow and life gives you Burnt Sienna. You still have to make the best picture you can with what you've got," said Zander.


Will Work for Prom Dress was a really lovely novel and I think it is something most anyone could enjoy. I hope the passages I selected will encourage you to pick this book up as soon as it is released and read it. For more on my thoughts, check out my Review.

As always, thanks for stopping by. :D

PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Ooh, I really like these passages. They both have great imagery - this makes me want to read this even more.

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