First Impression: Wow that’s pink.
Synopsis: When Ted is spotted by a model agency, she can’t believe it. At the same time her gorgeous sister, Ava, is diagnosed with cancer. With her world turned upside down, Ted has a lot of growing up to do, some of it in five-inch platforms. Can she be a supermodel and a super sister? Or will she have to choose between fame and family?
200 words (or less) review: The synopsis and cover are misleading. I was expecting this sugar-sweet story with a little drama and a happy yet predictable ending. That’s not at all what I got. Instead we have a very well thought out story focusing on Ted and her family with the modelling being about half of the overall package.
At times I found Ted’s continued insistence that she was ugly grating, particularly after the modelling took off but I did warm to her in the end. Ava is wonderful, I really worried about her as the cancer took hold. I also thought that her friend Louise was brilliant. The relationship between the two sisters is touching and my favourite scene is when they went to the hairdresser.
The modelling part of the story was educational. I started out rather like Ted, with having very little idea of what was involved or knowing designer names, to understanding that there is a lot more work to all of this.
My only complaint is that I found Nick surplus to requirements. The story doesn’t need a love interest it’s good enough without it. Also as a character I didn’t like him much either, so that didn’t help.