Author: Melody Carlson
Series: On The Runway
Published: August 17, 2010
Paige and Erin Forrester are back! This time in Paris, France! If only life were as uncomplicated as their flight overseas.
With four guys vying for either Paige or Erin life gets rocky when they all seem to be in the same place at the same time, thanks to Eliza Wilton, a model who has an agenda.
Fashion just got more dramatic than you could ever dream it could be. With stick-thin models, fashion, and high emotions things are bound to go wrong.
Melody Carlson is an award winning author who has written more than 200 books for teens. Out of all the books that I’ve read of hers this series has to be the most shallow. Despite the fact that this series breaks the norm, I can’t say that I don’t like it. In fact, I love this series.
I think the reason that this book is so good is because of Erin, the down-to-earth girl in a shallow world. The last thing she cares about is fashion. So she plays camera girl.
This book has quote unquote romance, but it tends to be more teen like and is mostly Erin confused about where they stand.
Despite the norm, this book really doesn’t have much Christian aspect in it. Erin is a Christian and she prays, spends time talking to God, and goes to youth group, but her family aren’t Christian, which make you hope for them to become one.
The author makes the characters intriguing and unique. Paige has started to change her old ways and though you see glimpses of how she used to be, you are amazed at how she’s grown. Even the characters that show conflict show parts of themselves that show who they want to be, leaving you waiting for the change in them as well.
Melody Carlson is one of my favorite authors because not only can she write an awesome book, she can write an awesome teen book in first person. She has a gift of making you feel like you’ve gone through the same situation as the main character even if you haven’t. That’s a gift only God can give.
Overall, I love this book. It brings out the shallow side of you, but stays grounded with Erin. It’s perfect for a teen girl, particularly one who loves high fashion.
I received this book free from Zondervan for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.