Violet on the Runway
A wallflower in the spotlight can do one of two things: wilt, or blossom...
Violet Greenfield's life changes forever when a lady in giant Chanel shades tells her she could be IT, the next Kate Moss-but taller, and without the PR problems. That's how Violet winds up with a business card in the front pocket of her jeans on her first day as a senior in high school. Angela Blythe from Tryst Models in New York City wants to put Violet on a plane and whisk her into the world of high-heeled boots and oversized sunglasses. Tall, skinny Violet, who's been P-L-A-I-N practically forever. And guess what? She's going.
"It’s a hard sell, asking readers to muster sympathy for the congenitally gorgeous whose job it is to wear designer clothes and walk. In Violet on the Runway... Melissa Walker pulls it off." — Holly Brubach, The New York Times
"Walker uses her insider experience as a fashion writer for magazines like ElleGirl and Teen Vogue to paint a realistic portrait of the fashion industry. Even after her makeover, readers will relate to Violet's insecurities and cheer for her to defy expectations. Not only a great escapist read for a day at the beach, Violet on the Runway is endearing and empowering as well. Think America's Next Top Model in book form — only better." —Amber Gibson, NPR