Posted April 28, 2017 by Michelle / 0 Comments

 

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.

 

This week, my selection is…

 

May 23rd, 2017

by Viking Books for Young Readers

 

Summary per Goodreads…

 

-The Fashion Committee is another winner by one of my all time favorite authors.—Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of the The Princess Diaries and Mediator series


Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn’t care less about clothes. Both are gunning for a scholarship to the private art high school that could make all their dreams come true. Whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship–and only one can win.



Told in the alternating voices of Charlie’s and John’s journals, this hilarious and poignant YA novel perfectly captures what it’s like to have an artistic drive so fierce that nothing–not your dad’s girlfriend’s drug-addicted ex-boyfriend, a soul-crushing job at Salad Stop, or being charged with a teensy bit of kidnapping–can stand in your way.



With black and white art custom-created by fashion and beauty illustrator Soleil Ignacio, the book is a collector’s item, perfect for anyone with a passion for fashion.


I have to honest, when I read the part about a “teensy bit of kidnapping” in the blurb, I decided I had to read this book. It doesn’t hurt that Kirkus says the story is “Entertaining, Smart, and Inspiring.” But, let’s face it. Sometimes we just want to be entertained. Inspired? Yeah, that’s a bonus. So when I read that Quill and Quire said to “expect hilarity,” I put this one on my TBR list to pull out on a day I need a good laugh.


So that’s my choice. What’s yours?

 

 

 

 

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About Susan Juby

I was raised in Smithers, BC, Canada and lived there until I moved to Toronto at age 20. I had a brief and unsuccessful career as a fashion design student and, after I worked at a series of low paying jobs, such as server, record store employee, etc., I began a degree in English Literature at University of Toronto, which I finished at the University of British Columbia. After graduating I became an editor at a self-help/how-to book publishing company based in Vancouver. Later, I did a master’s degree in publishing.

When I was a kid I wrote fiction but gave it up for a life of crime. Okay, that’s not true, but I did get seriously sidetracked. That time in my life is the subject of my memoir, "Nice Recovery". When I was twenty, until I got myself together and when I was about 26 I started writing, in the morning before work, first on the bus, then in a coffee shop. This writing became my first novel, "Alice, I Think", which was published by Thistledown Press in 2000.


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Michelle
Michelle

About Michelle

I'm an award-winning YA and NA author... but, really? I'm the wife of an amazing man, mom of four awesome kids, a reader of words, and writer of stories. I love candles and books, think garden gnomes are creepy and M&Ms are the perfect food (especially peanut butter). I live and write in North Carolina, but was raised in Flint, Michigan and will always think of the Great Lakes state as home.

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