Representing Superdoll ePUB Þ Hardcover

Representing Superdoll ePUB Þ Hardcover

Representing Superdoll ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Representing Superdoll By Richard Peck ❤ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Whenever teenage beauty Darlene Hoffmeister walked into a room, people tumed to stare and admire her She always seemed to take it in stride But when she is chosen to be Teen Super Doll and whisked awa Whenever teenage beauty Darlene Hoffmeister walked into a room, people tumed to stare and admire her She always seemed to take it in stride But when she is chosen to be Teen Super Doll and whisked away from her small town to New York City with her friend and companion, Verna, a startling change takes placeCan Darlene s appearance make up for whatever else she lacks Should levelheaded Verna cover up for her friend when the going gets tough Not many girls can live a dream If Darlene and Verna dare to, will their lives ever be the same.


10 thoughts on “Representing Superdoll

  1. Kara Kara says:

    What I recall about this book is the really clever writing Peck does not talk down to teenagers, his heroines are likable and resourceful This was one of my favorites Read 30 years ago so do not remember much than the tone and the feeling it evoked.


  2. CLM CLM says:

    A sort of parody of beauty pageants, as I recall, told from the perspective of Verna, a candid Midwestern girl


  3. Kressel Housman Kressel Housman says:

    Miss Teen Superdoll is the name of a beauty contest, and when farm girl Verna is invited to go to the big city with her friend Darlene, who s competing in the contest, she jumps at the chance Along the way, she learns some lessons about the falseness of glamour and what real beauty is, especially in herself The descriptions of her ride from the airport to Manhattan are enough to entertain any Queens native like myself, and the climax of the story is an absolute knock out.


  4. CaliNativeBalboa CaliNativeBalboa says:

    This was one of my favorite books as a teenager So much so that I held onto a copy until I was embarrassingly into my twenties or thirties It came back on my radar so I decided to give it another look I was afraid this wouldn t age well, like many of my teen faves, but surprisingly it s message that substance trumps style is still quite relevant today The main character Verna, is a 16 year old farm girl whose circle of friends includes beautiful but ditsy Darlene When Darlene is tapped as the face of a Hybrid seed company then Midwestern States Super Doll she s pushed by her ambitious mother and ostracized by her classmates In a surprise turn of events, Verna is chosen to accompany Darlene on a promotional trip to New York City where she discovers she s not such a country mouse after all.It was nice to see that this was one of Richard Peck s early novels, predating his award winning Year Down Yonder Super Doll tells the story with heart and humor, a true YA classic.


  5. Rebecca Brothers Rebecca Brothers says:

    This was good Peck really shines when he has protagonists speak about others with some empathy, and I really like the insights our narrator has about her pageant friend The empty headed Darlene is true to type gorgeous, but oblivious and empty headed But there s something sinister to her emptiness than just being stupid I love how Peck sets us up to hate this beauty queen, then helps us feel so sorry for her without ever getting sappy about her The other story line about the narrator s big brother and his stewardess girlfriend doesn t age as well she is going to refuse to marry him if he doesn t go to med school, but her intentions seem noble given that he doesn t want to become a doctor because it will mean she ll have to support him for so long before he can really earn a living But still I don t think I could convince many modern girls to read the book, but it s still so good.


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10 thoughts on “Representing Superdoll

  1. Kara Kara says:

    What I recall about this book is the really clever writing Peck does not talk down to teenagers, his heroines are likable and resourceful This was one of my favorites Read 30 years ago so do not remember much than the tone and the feeling it evoked.

  2. CLM CLM says:

    A sort of parody of beauty pageants, as I recall, told from the perspective of Verna, a candid Midwestern girl

  3. Kressel Housman Kressel Housman says:

    Miss Teen Superdoll is the name of a beauty contest, and when farm girl Verna is invited to go to the big city with her friend Darlene, who s competing in the contest, she jumps at the chance Along the way, she learns some lessons about the falseness of glamour and what real beauty is, especially in herself The descriptions of her ride from the airport to Manhattan are enough to entertain any Queens native like myself, and the climax of the story is an absolute knock out.

  4. CaliNativeBalboa CaliNativeBalboa says:

    This was one of my favorite books as a teenager So much so that I held onto a copy until I was embarrassingly into my twenties or thirties It came back on my radar so I decided to give it another look I was afraid this wouldn t age well, like many of my teen faves, but surprisingly it s message that substance trumps style is still quite relevant today The main character Verna, is a 16 year old farm girl whose circle of friends includes beautiful but ditsy Darlene When Darlene is tapped as the face of a Hybrid seed company then Midwestern States Super Doll she s pushed by her ambitious mother and ostracized by her classmates In a surprise turn of events, Verna is chosen to accompany Darlene on a promotional trip to New York City where she discovers she s not such a country mouse after all.It was nice to see that this was one of Richard Peck s early novels, predating his award winning Year Down Yonder Super Doll tells the story with heart and humor, a true YA classic.

  5. Rebecca Brothers Rebecca Brothers says:

    This was good Peck really shines when he has protagonists speak about others with some empathy, and I really like the insights our narrator has about her pageant friend The empty headed Darlene is true to type gorgeous, but oblivious and empty headed But there s something sinister to her emptiness than just being stupid I love how Peck sets us up to hate this beauty queen, then helps us feel so sorry for her without ever getting sappy about her The other story line about the narrator s big brother and his stewardess girlfriend doesn t age as well she is going to refuse to marry him if he doesn t go to med school, but her intentions seem noble given that he doesn t want to become a doctor because it will mean she ll have to support him for so long before he can really earn a living But still I don t think I could convince many modern girls to read the book, but it s still so good.

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