Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Poseur by Rachel Maude


(noun)- a person who pretends to be something who she/ he is not.

Four high school girls who love fashion ( but hate each other) are forced together to create a designer label for their exclusive L.A. private school. Can a cool coquette, a shy punk, a ghetto-glam egomaniac, and a hippie goddess make peace for couture? Welcome to Winston Prep- where wardrobe means war.


was an extremely surprising read. At first look, you think it will just be another Gossip Girl or Clique novel that's main focus is on fashion and catty girls. Though, in reality it had some substance and likable characters.

I have never been a huge fan of fashion magazines or designer clothes, but with this novel I came to enjoy reading about it and seeing how the girls went on to create their own fashion label. Plus, with Poseur came really cool drawings that related to what was happening in the story and to show Jaine's, one of the main characters, drawings.

One of my favorite parts of Poseur was the characters: Melissa, Petra, Janie, and Charlotte. Yeah, they were some of the most selfish girls I've read about, in the case of Melissa and Charlotte. Or just a plain pushover like in Janie's case or just their own unique self in Petra's. But they were still fun to read about because of their bickering and fighting over their fashion label to seeing how they were in the everyday situation. Plus, as the novel continued they began to loose some of their bad traits.

Overall, Poseur is a great light read for a snow or rainy day that doesn't make you think too much . I can't wait to see what happens next with their fashion label and lives in The Good, The Fab, and The Ugly.

Grade: B


  1. I didn't know there are drawings in the book, that's really cool!

  2. Great review. I'll have to check this one out. :)

  3. I love the drawings, they're absolutely amazing! Great review (:

  4. I love this book! And I love your blog. I think you'd do a great job at being a book critique. You're probably one of the smartest teen bloggers out there, IMO. :)

  5. Oh btw, I meant to say "book critic" not "book critique". I apologise for that random bout of stupidity.


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