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Gorgeous (Paul Rudnick). Gorgeous. SUMMARY: Inner beauty wants out. When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s. When Becky Randle’s mother dies, Becky is whisked from her trailer park home to New York. There she meets Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer, who presents . Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up-An unsuspecting teen goes from a : Gorgeous eBook: Paul Rudnick: Kindle Store.

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May 06, Christianna Marks rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gorgeous was a riot to read, even when it made me uncomfortable. Becky just puts on a dress and rudnlck Rebecca — the most beautiful girl in the world.

Gorgeous is a realistic fiction book. Because like I said before I love this book.

Crazy for Young A Yes, I said mean because there’s no other way to describe it, especially when we get own to body image issues.

I would definitely re-read this and recommend it.

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

At times I did feel like giving up on Gorgeous as there were passages which were so rambly, descriptions of people could go on for a bit, which at times I did find unnecessary. While I’ll be the first to admit that I do enjoy a good old fashion makeover scene if done rightmost of the time these scenes just make me cringe.

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Slightly entertaining, could have used a better reader. Honestly, the writing style in the beginning had a hard time hooking me in.

Well, it’s insanely well-written and laugh-out-loud funny. Rudnick does a masterful job of displaying just how depraved our society is becoming, when Scholastic chooses to publish a work so lacking in any sort of literary merit.

It’s just not what I want to rudnicm about. Enter Tom Kelly, world-famous designer, entrepreneur and all-around embodiment of fame.

Detailed Review Summary of Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

Spoilers ahead and I want to say I haven’t enjoyed a book so very much in such a long time. I loved the satire in the narration, it made it so you couldn’t make it through a paragraph without smiling. Aug 01, jv poore rated it really liked it Shelves: But I could tell she was dazzled, by the show and the city and by being away from home for the first time. That’s how disappointing it is. And honestly, Gorgeous was like one of these scenes made into an entire book.

Gorgeous Book Summary and Study Guide

Tom Kelly, Lila, and Drake died? Since Becky has no clue what magic allows her to be Rebecca, she’s afraid that it will disappear at any moment, leaving her looking like the Missouri girl the prince has never met, and could never love. It’s through Jate that Rebecca meets Prince Gregory of England, and Becky decides that she wants to marry the prince because of all the good he could do for the world.


I just made the decision. Rudnick’s first paragraph and could not put the book down until I finished it–just now. Gorgeous is a modern day fairytale that is absolutely ridiculous and it had me laughing quietly to myself quite a bit. I think that some of the best books make a fool out of you when you read in public and if that’s the case Gorgeous wins!

I liked Becky because she reminds me of me trying to figure out who I really am. Or, she can go back to her trailer in the middle of nowhere America and back to her not so pretty life. Becky palu the dress, and finds thatmiracle of all miracles–the prince wants to date her, as plain old Becky.

Special bonus shout-out for the best depiction of the Rudnicm since An Uncommon Reader. This is a book that won’t be for everyone.