The Compulsive Reader: Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker

Violet Greenfield just sort of exists. She's not especially good at anything in particular, she doesn't have many friends, and she can't seem to shake the plain image she's been carrying around forever. Just before her senior year, Violet's main goals are to get into college, refrain from growing past her respective height of 6'1'', and to become a member of the BK, the most popular clique in school. Violet knows that they're petty bullies in nice clothes, and that her chances of becoming friends with them are nil, but a girl can dream, right? However, a chance encounter with an agent from Tryst Models will catapult Violet into a world of glitz and glam, and she'll find herself far more famous than she ever could have imagined...

Violet on the Runway is an unflinching, honest, and fascinating look into the seemingly fabulous life of fashion models. Melissa Walker unabashedly explores the more serious topics that are associated with celebrities, while at the same time creating in Violet an admirable, strong, and fun-loving character who is at the same time a very engrossing narrator. Though many of the plot twists are those you've been reading for years, Walker's unique style and vibrant characters will make them seem new in this wonderfully crafted and fast paced novel that wraps up perfectly...until a surprise ending leaves the plot wide open for another marvelous look into the world of Violet.

Look for the sequel, Violet by Design in April, and Violet in Private in August!


Chelsea said...

Good! I'm glad you liked it. I thought it was great.

Anonymous said...

I really loved this book!


Em said...

I know nothing about fashion but really liked this book. Melissa Walker has a great blog too. She's always posting cool giveaways and other fun stuff. Here's the link.