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"Take just one drop of The Regulars and you'll be hooked: this is compulsive reading from a bright new voice."--Brenda Bowen, author of Enchanted August
"A feisty, feminist fairy tale...Atmospheric and confident, it's "13 Going on 30 "with sharp, polished veneers. "--Caroline Kepnes, author of Hidden Bodies and You
"THE REGULARS is happily grounded in a world and a generation we recognize, filled with yummy, quippy dialogue and delicious storytelling. Hats off to Georgia Clark, who explores the debates around what, exactly, is female empowerment. A lovely summer read!"
--Maggie Grace, actress and star of the Taken films, Breaking Dawn, and Californication
"This wonderfully entertaining debut, full of magic and heart, is a fairy tale for our times."
--Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Zeroes
THE REGULARS is the ultimate modern take on the old adage be careful what you wish for. Best of all, in Georgia Clark s sexy fable, this message comes to us by way of a gaggle of hilarious, relatable friends....How far would you go to become the person you ve always dreamed of being? Would you transform yourself completely, with no sense of the long-term cost? Georgia Clark asks these questions of her ambitious girl squad, and their answers lead us on a wild ride of self-discovery and friendship. --Elisabeth Egan, author of A WINDOW OPENS"
THE REGULARS is a saucy, sexy story that's one part cautionary tale, one part social commentary, and one part screamingly hilarious comedy. Deceptively simple, it's one of the most original books I've read in years. You'll eat this one up! --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and THE HEIRESSES"
Quick, witty, and damn funny! A fresh snapshot of 20-something Brooklyn, celebrity culture, and how men and women buy into the fiction of beauty. This thoroughly entertaining novel will make you giggle, sigh and above all, keep you hooked. --Suzanne Rindell, author of THREE-MARTINI LUNCH and THE OTHER TYPIST"
Smart, funny, fabulous. A thoroughly modern and fresh look at relationships, friendships, career, sex, art, fame, and most of all beauty. --Amy Poeppel, author of SMALL ADMISSIONS" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Georgia Clark is an author, screenwriter, and performer living in New York City, and the author of the YA novels She’s With The Band and Parched. Georgia is widely published in women’s and lifestyle magazines and has written for TV. A native Australian, she lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and a fridge full of cheese.
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We've got Evie, a downtrodden bisexual copy-editor, desperate for the world to hear her feminist message. Krista, who's trying to break into the movies, but is too damned lazy to make it. And Willow, a talented photographer, battling depression. Krista, after a particularly disastrous audition, is given a bottle of Pretty, a potion that promises to make her unbelievably beautiful - which she promptly uses, then shares with her two friends.
What follows is a fast-paced, well-handled tale of the rise and fall of the Pretties - landing themselves success, recognition and money, but realising that looking great comes at a terrible cost.
So, what was good about this book? Firstly, it's well written and compelling to read. Clark drives the plot at a cracking pace, making it the perfect chick-lit book for a beach holiday. Although the idea is completely 'far-out', it's tailored ideally to suspend disbelief. And there were a few moments that were genuinely amusing (Krista's fake name of Lenka Penka made me chuckle).
However, I had a few minor issues. Firstly (and perhaps most importantly), I felt there were mixed messages coming through. On the one hand, the book seems to firmly advocate feminism, with strong feminist messages. But occasionally, it seems to self-sabotage its own message, which I'd be concerned about for younger readers (i.e. older teens!).
It's also a little unnecessarily gross-out at times. I know this is all the rage, with films like Bridesmaids etc., but in the book, I didn't really feel it added much. Krista performing a sexual act on a co-star's old award was really cringe-worthy, as was the explosive diarrhoea towards the beginning. I also felt that the book could have worked more successfully as a young adult book, by perhaps losing some of the highly explicit scenes (which I personally didn't feel added much) and just toning it down a little.
However, it was an enjoyable read, relatively light and fun, and I think she's a really good writer. Just next book - let's deliver the feminist message loud and clear, without muddying the waters! :-)
There are three main characters - Evie, Krista and Willow, three friends who are all facing similar challenges in their relatively young lives. Each of the girls try "Pretty" and while the transformations are violent the ultimate result is that of incredible beauty which opens many of the previously closed doors for each character.
Willow has low self esteem and Pretty gives her the boost of confidence she needs but soon discovers darker traits within herself when it comes to her relationship. Krista's experience seems to give her everything she's ever dreamed of however she's outrageous in her alter-ego and everything swiftly backfires. Evie, held back at work - I kind of thought of her character in the same vein as the character Kate Hudson played in How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days - finds her new beautiful self out-going and her ideas are willingly accepted, however on the flip side the fact that she's lying eventually becomes something she struggles with.
Pretty made each of the girls beautiful, no doubt about that, however it also seemed to heighten some of their personality traits - the good and the bad - and while it seemed like the perfect solution to their unhappiness the alternative life that Pretty shows them is tainted from the beginning.
The underlying, and important, message is obviously that of embracing who you are and learning to find happiness within yourself and that life isn't easy but it can be worth the effort.
This is not my usual type of book and, if I'm honest, it is one I would normally avoid like the plague. I have been getting bored of my usual literature and have challenged myself to broaden the spectrum of my reading. I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.
The story is of three friends: Evie, a bisexual/lesbian who works a lowly position at a trashy magazine; Krista, an Asian law school dropout who aspires to be an actress; and Willow, daughter of a famous producer/director who is a photographer.
The women are dissatisfied with their lives and dream of something bigger and better. That chance comes along in the form of Pretty; a potion that transforms you into the most beautiful version of yourself (though makes you unrecognisable).
The book is divided into small chapters which makes it a good read at night or for the commute. The short and snappy approach looking at the pathways of the three girls alternatively kept me interested throughout. I often get bored partway through books, but I didn't want this one to end!
It is a bit predictable and cliche in areas, but I really enjoyed this. It also gave me some pointers as I am very much a straight version of Evie!
Do give this a whirl. I highly recommend this.
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