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Reads: Violet By Design


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Little ladies who love fashion and the glamorous world of modeling – If you can read a blog, you can read a book. Writer Melissa Walker, who has worked for some of your favorite magazines such as Glamour, ELLEgirl, and Seventeen released her highly praised second Young Adult novel Violet By Design this week. The Violet series tell the story of Violet Greenfield, a high school senior and skyscraper of a girl who is scouted by a high powered modeling agent and whisked to New York City to become the next “It Girl” model , but as one can imagine, the glitz, glamour and the popularity that come with being a model, also attract the pratfalls of betrayal, pressure and disappointment. In Violet By Design, Violet considers giving it up all together…will she?

Those that enjoy the Gossip Girl books will most likely get hooked by this series (do check out the first book Violet on the Runway), available at Amazon.com and other fine bookstores. Remember, reading is fundamental.

Praise for Violet on the Runway: (after the jump)

“This fabulously fun series is bursting with style, glamour, and tons of heart.� -Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of Bras and Broomsticks

“This novel, about the ins and outs of the fashion business, is a perfect read for teens who want to see what lies beneath the glossy veneer of what seems to be a picture-perfect life.” -Family Circle

“A story for any girl who ever wondered what it would be like to have your wildest dreams come true.â€? –New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen

“Violet on the Runway is a novel about fashion, but it’s also a sensitive portrait of adolescence—simultaneously funny and painful.� -Nylon magazine

“Teens will love this fun fashion read.” -OK! magazine

“A fun, fashion-filled, fast-paced read! Violet is a hero for all of us wallflowers.� -Carolyn Mackler, bestselling author of Guyaholic

“You know it rocks.” -ellegirl.com

“Melissa Walker creates fiction couture—unique and beautiful. On the runway or off, Violet shines.� -Ally Carter, bestselling author of I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

“I couldn’t put it down! You’re kind of rooting for her to make it big, and kind of rooting for her to just go home before the biz ruins her.” -glamour.com

“Violet is wonderfully witty and sweetly sensitive.”-Kristen Kemp, author of Breakfast at Bloomingdale’s



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