Saturday, March 23, 2013

She's Got It: The Look - Sophia Bennett

The LookThe Look by Sophia Bennett
Date Released: March 1, 2013
Publisher: Scholastic

Pages: 336 Pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: For Review from Scholastic
Rating: LOVED
Series: Standalone

Goodreads Synopsis:  Can she be a supermodel and a super-sister? She finds her answer in just one look.

Two sisters, both beautiful in different ways: Fifteen-year-old Ted has got "The Look." That's what the scout for the modeling agency tells her, and she can't believe her luck. But just as Ted's jet-setting off on her new career, Ava is diagnosed with cancer. Can Ted be a supermodel and a super-sister? Or will she have to choose between family and fame? With their worlds turned upside down, the girls have to look past appearances, look deep inside, to figure out what really matters.
From Goodreads

The Look was one of the best realistic,contemporaries that I read in 2013! I devoured it in one day and I loved everything about it! The Look was so amazing, touching, and definitely has a message to say to it's readers on both cancer and modeling. I can't wait to see what else Sophia has in store, since her writing was so gripping and real!

Ted and Ava are sisters having beauty in their own ways. Ted, the main voice of the book, was a great protagonist! I could relate to her a lot and she was real. Ted has the "look" from a modeling scout on the street, while Ava has cancer. The thing with The Look was the characters, especially Ted, because it was a character driven book. But Ted did prove herself a lot in this book. She goes through self-doubt with her modeling, criticism  and a sister who is supper supportive of her but has cancer. Ava was great too, I was expecting drama between them but I didn't get it which was great! 

The message The Look had to offer about image, cancer, and modeling was real. There was something more that Sophia does in the plot that expands it more and it had me turning the pages faster and faster. The characters, even Ted and Ava's parents, were a great cast! There wasn't any flaw to them at all. Sophia manages them to flow easily and it was great. The Look is the type of book to pick up if you get an amazing YA contemp to read!

Overall, The Look was an amazing and beautiful read! It's definitely a book I would want to re-read in the summer and both the author and the book are one of my fav's! Pick up The Look ASAP! It won't be a miss!

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  1. Yes, this book really does look interesting and i think its a story that can really touch your heart. I'd like to read it someday :)

  2. This book sounds amazing. If you enjoy books about YA with cancer, I recommend you also check out Lurlene McDaniel's books, especially her *One Last Wish* series.


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