3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Warm and wholesome without being sentimental,
This review is from: The Look (Paperback)
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Ted is 15 and, at 5'11'', is gawky and nicknamed `freaky' by the kids at school - until she's spotted by a model scout in Covent Garden. Only her older sister Ava is diagnosed with cancer, her father's lost his job as a history lecturer and her mum is struggling - can Ted hold the family together?
I really loved this book. Ted is an adorable `every-girl' who is self-deprecating and individual. I loved that she's a bit geeky, that she admits that she's frightened by her sister's illness, and yet remains courageous and positive. The bond between the sisters is beautifully done, just abrasive enough to feel real yet full of a palpable love.
This could have been sugary sweet and sentimental but manages to avoid that - instead it is funny and positive, filled with a genuine tenderness and warmth. I highly recommend this for girls from about 12-13 upwards - and anyone else who enjoys a great uplifting story.