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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Aug 12, Joel rated it it was ok. Now, we have a couple of things going on. Soon Becky is remade as Rebecca – pure five-alarm hotness to the outside world and an awkward mess of cankles and split ends when she’s alone.

Feb 21, Kaethe rated rudnock it was amazing Shelves: I fell in hard-core love with some of the characters while mentally shanking others in my head. Knowing that she has nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Becky stumbles upon a name and phone number hidden away.

I can name the number of books that make me laugh out loud on one hand. No trivia or quizzes yet. He was charming and funny and such a dork it was adorable, ha ha.

Detailed Review Summary of Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

Instead of calling Rebecca ggorgeous most beautiful woman in the world, she should’ve rudnic referred to as the most shallow woman in the world.

Becky’s extremely overweight mother dies, and she torgeous a note with a phone number on it. Soon Rebecca is on the cover of Vogue, the new Hollywood darling, and dating celebrities.


I got impatient to find out what happens. There was something playfully magical about her books, kind of like an incredibly fluffy cupcake that you don’t want to eat because it looks too pretty. If you’re looking for that kind of read then this is definitely for you. Aug 13, Acacia rated it it was ok.

We’re both sarcastic, overly-dramatic, loud, sassy and supporting. She’s not you or me.

Tom proposes to Becky that he will create three dresses for her and will transform her into the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Which, I’ll admit, is a gorgelus.

I just made the decision. Um, I think so. I haven’t read a book like this one in a long time. From detailed descriptions of burn victims, talk about sexual b and promiscuity, bad body image issues, teen drinking, and borgeous bombs here and there. I loved seeing Becky’s growth throughout the novel and cheered for her to get a fairytale ending, even when it looked impossible.

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Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

She has started to become a new person. I don’t believe a gorveous can make a girl gorgeous just like magic but this book was blooming with magic although it wasn’t written in an obvious way. But the idea of a prince looking past Rebecca’s blinding beauty to see the real girl inside?

Tom and a team of highly trained specialists create a red dress that is fit for the runway, but when Becky looks in the mirror, the only thing she sees is a trailer-park princess in a gaudy gown. Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick What an odd little duck this is. Almost as if the slap-to-the-face, non-existent beauty cannot match up to anybody in reality and only exists in our imaginations. Rurnick, a main character who sees themselves as unattractive is not the end of the world.


I immediately felt a connection to Becky as she was not flighty or fake. You know, the ones who look down at people who don’t eat all organic or like to hear the occasional pop tune because pop can be fun. That’s probably the worst thing I have to say about this book, despite its faults I just didn’t care.

The ending was so I was laughing, thinking and he even had me crying rudnlck the end. The Prince was an interesting character. Her story is told in first person, so you really get a good feel for who she is ny her own eyes. Becky eventually gets another job as a concierge at a swanky hotel, where she ends up dealing with guests who knew Rebecca.

Gorgeous is well-padded with excellent supporting characters, all quirky and unique.