Title: The Fashion Committee
Author: Susan Juby
Genre: Realistic Contemporary
Publication Date: May 23rd 2017
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
“It was beginning to occur to me that I was a little too in love with stereotypes and preconceptions.”
Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn’t care less about clothes. Both are gunning for a scholarship to the private art high school that could make all their dreams come true. Whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship–and only one can win. Told in the alternating voices of Charlie’s and John’s journals, this hilarious and poignant YA novel perfectly captures what it’s like to have an artistic drive so fierce that nothing–not your dad’s girlfriend’s drug-addicted ex-boyfriend, a soul-crushing job at Salad Stop, or being charged with a teensy bit of kidnapping–can stand in your way. With black and white art custom-created by fashion and beauty illustrator Soleil Ignacio, the book is a collector’s item, perfect for anyone with a passion for fashion. – Excerpt from Goodreads.
The Fashion Committee was much better than I had anticipated. I am not the biggest fan of light contemporary but this had a wonderful balance.
Trigger Warning: Drug addiction and domestic violence.
This book started off as your typical, light contemporary novel. … Read the rest