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LYNN VISIBLE by Julia DeVillers


by Julia DeVillers

Age Range: 10 & up

Pub Date: March 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-525-47691-7
Publisher: Dutton

Lynn’s unique personal style makes her stand out in all the wrong ways at her small-town high school. She loves designing clothes and outfits, so an opportunity to serve on the advisory board of teen fashion magazine GlITter Girl seems like the perfect outlet for her creativity. After missing her chance to present to the magazine editors’ panel, Lynn falls into both a famous designer’s salad and a Cinderella-esque opportunity to be GlITter Girl’s first featured IT Girl, a visionary among teen fashionistas. Fashion powers-that-be in New York want to sell Lynn’s designs to tweens everywhere, which thrills Lynn until she learns about the changes they plan to make. Whether she’s dealing with snobby classmates or high-strung industry executives, Lynn maintains a positive attitude. She boosts her self-esteem not by becoming popular but by doing what she loves. Adults concerned about children’s consumerism need not fear; there is no name-dropping of designers, only descriptions of Lynn’s personal creations. Lynn’s kooky optimism and enthusiasm for her work give this book a funny, inspiring vibe that young fashion enthusiasts should enjoy. (Fiction. 10 & up)