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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I might have missed something or maybe I just can’t comprehend. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. I kept reading, because this prospect was amazing to me. Plus, who edited this? This is pretty terrible. The pakl who could not figure out what to do with my kinky short hair and the fact that my legs were too long and my thighs too straight to fit into girgeous like the other girls. There she meets Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer, who presents Becky with an impossible offer: I don’t mean to sound like a sexist, but I was a little hesitant about reading a first-person female point-of-view — a YA-flippin’-fairy-tale, no less!

Oh, she was a total hick, she was on a field trip to the city, her high school had flown everyone up north to see some godforsaken musical. Return to Book Page.

It is not unique or different. Slightly entertaining, could have used a better reader. Everything happened so suddenly for Becky that I did not understand anything either. View all 11 comments.

A contemporary novel with real-life conflicts and a fairy-tale twist.

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

This book was definitely a first for me. It reminded me a bit of Meg Cabot’s Airhead.

There’s a raciness to the language and the sexual references that I’ve noticed make a lot of people question whether or not the book is okay for teens. Want to Read saving…. I’m not sure of what I think of Gorgeous but I’m positive I like it. And even if she was hideous, which I doubt, I don’t understand why it’s so impossible to create a YA heroine that’s average looking this could extend to the YA hero as well, since let’s face most teenage guys are not six feet something and ripped.


I’ll buy the martinis, in apology bj being such a dimwit in Chicago–and in thanks for writing such a great book, which I seriously, by the way, recommend. That’s right, if you’re British you’re ugly. There’s just a stuffy condescending tone about it. This is just a silly book, where silly things happen. He details a full-blown adult tantrum beautifully. Not an uggabug, mind you, but goegeous special either.

It has the same hilarious, delirious, once-more-over-the-top energy, and the same snappy way of sticking pins in celebrity culture. Whose yenta pronouncements delighted me so much that I subscribed to Premiere –a magazine that I’d completely forgotten about until just now–specifically so that I’d get a Libby hit every month. Aug 12, Joel rated it it was ok. But at the end of the day, those brief moments cannot overcome the fact that the book itself is a mess: 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 loved the book overall. She was apprehensive about everything but she was typical of someone her age.

Refresh and try again. One thing the book blurb did not include that whatever, I will spoil for you because it is certainly worth knowing going in?

The Spoiler Queen: Gorgeous (Paul Rudnick)

I can’t really say what was real and what was fantasy or magic in Becky’s weird adventure. A modern-day fairy-tale with many real-life conflicts.

Um, I think so. The words flew off the page; the descriptions, characterizations Aimee and Suzanne were so spot on and the fact that I’m willingly being taken on an improbable ride and buying into it page after page, just made me love this book that much more.


After the funeral, Becky comes across a slip of paper bearing a phone number; since she and her mother lived alone, she knew it was meant for her to find, and she calls it. I found myself laughing and smiling as Becky tries to handle the predicament that she is.

But I must admit: I haven’t read a book like this one in a long time. She wasn’t perfect but that’s what I loved. One being, how will Becky, nee Rebecca, handle the beauty, fame, and adoration; but, most importantly, will it improve her life?

This Cinderella retelling was both sad and hilarious, silly and clever.

Becky decides to flee again, but when she gets a call that Rocher is in jail, Becky runs over to Tom Kelly whom she hasn’t seen since she called off her wedding. I will not defend this book’s beginning, as it is utter shite, but by God, did it improve. Gorgeous is an excellent example of just how far down the pike we have come.

He makes her an impossible offer: She heads off to New York to see him and he tells her that he will make her the Most Beautiful Women in the World with only three dresses. I enjoyed that he was fun and that he was not all about his title- enjoyable.