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Roll out the runway for Melissa Walker

 Violet in Private by Melissa Walker

This month on readergirlz we're featuring a trio of fun summer reads by Melissa Walker about a serious subject: body image. Pick up your copies of Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design, and Violet in Private.

A wallflower in the spotlight can do one of two things: wilt or blossom. Shy and insecure, Violet Greenfield's life changes forever when a lady in giant Chanel shades tells her she could be IT, the next Kate Moss. Tall, skinny Violet, who's been P-L-A-I-N practically forever, ends up walking runways in New York City, Brazil, and Paris. Juggling her best friends, her agent's shrill demands, and the pressure of the fashion world to stay thin at any cost takes its toll on Violet. When she finally does choose college over modeling, will she be able to stick to her decision? After all, if she's not Violet on the Runway anymore, who is she?

What people are saying:

"It's a hard sell, asking readers to muster sympathy for the congenitally gorgeous whose job it is to wear designer clothes and walk. In Violet on the Runway, Melissa Walker pulls it off." - The New York Times

"Think America's Next Top Model in book form -- only better." - NPR, All Things Considered

"A sensitive portrait of adolescence - simultaneously funny and painful." - Nylon Magazine

"A story for any girl who ever wondered what it would be like to have her wildest dreams come true." - Sarah Dessen

"You'll love the real voice of Violet." - Seventeen Magazine

An NYPL 2008 Book for the Teen Age

So join Melissa, the divas, and readergirlz around the world all month long on the MySpace readergirlz group forum to chat about Violet.


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Aug. 3rd, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
Welcome, Melissa!
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