Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In Marla Klein and Ivy Wilde’s world, teens are the gatekeepers of culture. A top fashion label employs sixteen-year-old Marla to dictate hot new clothing trends, while Ivy, a teen pop star, popularizes the garments that Marla approves. Both girls are pawns in a calculated but seductive system of corporate control, and both begin to question their world’s aggressive levels of consumption.
Will their new “eco-chic” trend subversively resist and overturn the industry that controls every part of their lives? Smart, provocative, and entertaining, this thrilling page-turner for teens questions the cult like mentality of fame and fashion. Are you in or are you out?
There are just too many thoughts going through my mind as I try to piece together what this read was about. It was a dystopian world built on worldly fame and trends in every media. Far-fetched? Yes. Maybe. Two girls take two different paths with their trendy knowledge and come out in complete opposite ends of this world where not being "In" is detrimental.
This is not my usual type of Young Adult reading I usually like, but this was entertaining and a bit "out there". I am not a huge fan of fashion or trends so those of you who are will probably get a lot more satisfaction out of this read. The writing was great and some humor is around, so it kept me reading.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
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