A Model Summer

A Model Summer

Book - 2007
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During the summer of 1980, fifteen-year-old Jirina leaves her troubled family in Sweden to pursue a modeling career in Paris, where she learns to deal with catty fellow models, lascivious older men, and crushing criticism.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401303266
Branch Call Number: FIC POR
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,25 cm.


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Oct 27, 2015

This is a stark, vulgar, and often upsetting account of a young girl’s introduction to the modeling industry, based off Porizkova’s experiences as a young model. The book could have been called “A Series of Unfortunate Events” because the plot is basically Jirina facing a frustrating string of disasters and humiliations; it’s a stressful read, but with a vaguely optimistic ending. Definitely worth a read for anyone interested in modeling.

As a side note, I don’t know why the subject headings list 1944-1945 as this takes place in the eighties.

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Aug 24, 2015

VV12 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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