Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Muse: I Spy a Look-a-Like! (2)

This look-a-like was pretty easy to spot. I've seen these two book floating around from some time and I think I've even seen more that look similar. Have you spotted anything similar? Have a look-a-like you'd like to share? I haven't read either of these (though The Fold is at my library)..... so has anybody else read them? If you've reviewed either one or both of these books, I'd love to get a link to your review. Just email me the link or post in your comment!

Fix by Leslie Margolis

Pretty, blond, popular Cameron Beekman has it all -- lots of girlfriends, a hot boyfriend, and a successful family. She's perfection. Gone are her days as the outcast, huge-nosed "Beakface." Which, as it turns out, was nothing a good nose job couldn't fix. While her little sister, Allie, struggles with doubts about her own approaching "procedure," Cameron wants more. She's headed to UC "Santa Barbie" and needs to look the part. After all, why settle for smart and pretty when smart and drop-dead gorgeous is just a surgery away?

The Fold by An Na

Joyce never used to care that much about how she looked, but that was before she met JFK—John Ford Kang, the most gorgeous guy in school. And it doesn’t help that she’s constantly being compared to her beautiful older sister, Helen. Then her rich plastic-surgery-addict aunt offers Joyce a gift to “fix” a part of herself she’d never realized needed fixing—her eyes. Joyce has heard of the fold surgery—a common procedure meant to make Asian women’s eyes seem “prettier” and more “American”—but she’s not sure she wants to go through with it. Her friend Gina can’t believe she isn’t thrilled. After all, the plastic surgeon has shown Joyce that her new eyes will make her look just like Helen—but is that necessarily a good thing?

Printz Award–winning author An Na has created a surprisingly funny and thought-provoking look at notions of beauty, who sets the standards and how they affect us all. Joyce’s decision is sure to spark heated discussions about the beauty myths readers confront in their own lives.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like these covers.

Have you noticed that Evermore and North of Beautiful look like mirror images, except one's lighter and one's darker?


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