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Modelland - the FIERCE NEW NOVEL BY TYRA BANKS—IS OUT!

No one gets in without being asked. And with her untamable hair, large forehead, and gawky body, Tookie De La Crème isn’t expecting an invitation. Modelland—the exclusive, mysterious place on top of the mountain—never dares to make an appearance in her dreams.

But someone has plans for Tookie. Before she can blink her mismatched eyes, Tookie finds herself in the very place every girl in the world obsesses about. And three unlikely girls have joined her.

Only seven extraordinary young women become Intoxibellas each year. Famous. Worshipped. Magical. What happens to those who don’t make it? Well, no one really speaks of that. Some things are better left unsaid.

Thrown into a world where she doesn’t seem to belong, Tookie glimpses a future that could be hers—if she survives the beastly Catwalk Corridor and terrifying Thigh-High Boot Camp. Along the way, she learns all about friendship, courage, laughter and what it feels like to start to believe in yourself.

When you enter the fantastical world of Modelland, you'll see that Tookie was inspired by Tyra’s life as a supermodel. All those crazy and wild adventures Tookie has with her friends? Some of them were ripped straight from the headlines of Tyra’s life! Tyra knows all about beauty and fashion and fierceness, and she shares everything here in MODELLAND. It’s fun, zany, and 100 bazillion-percent Tyra.

You don’t want to miss Tyra’s amazing new novel!

Review:

"Supermodel Banks makes her YA debut with a campy and warped take on the world of modeling, a pastiche influenced by everyone from Cresswell to Dahl and Rowling. On an alternate Earth (countries have names like 'Didgeridoo' and 'Cappuccina'), modeling is both an obsession and a magical art, and only a handful are chosen each year to attend Modelland and train to be an elite 'Intoxibella.' Tookie De La Crème, 15, has 'multiple personality disorder' hair and emotionally abusive parents; generally invisible to her classmates, Tookie assumes she won't get picked. Much to her shock, she's chosen (by a Scout who is actually famed supermodel Ci~L) and attends the academy with new friends (and fellow outcasts) Shiraz, Dylan, and Ross. Banks throws a nonstop barrage of surrealism and wackiness at her characters: the male model academy is 'Bestosterone'; Golden Ticket — like items called 'SM-IZEs' — one of many winks to Top Model fans — help girls get into Modelland, etc. And if the resulting novel is overlong, the combination of absurdity, social commentary, and familiar tropes makes it an enjoyable guilty pleasure. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Have you ever seen her? The girl whose face you'd never in a million--no trillion--years describe as beautiful? The girl whose eyes are too wide, hair too wild, head too enormous to ever be noticed? Well, she's been chosen for something girls only dream of . . . to be a part of Modelland . . . a place where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye. . . .

Synopsis:

Have you ever seen her? The girl whose face you'd never in a million--no trillion--years describe as beautiful? The girl whose eyes are too wide, hair too wild, head too enormous to ever be noticed? Well, she's been chosen for something girls only dream of . . . to be a part of Modelland . . . a place where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye. . . .

Inspired by Tyra's real-life experiences and her creative imagination, the story centers on an awkward teen girl who gets selected to attend the exclusive Modelland academy, where magical Intoxibellas, the world's best models, are trained. A spot at the academy is woefully out of reach for most girls, so why has quirky Tookie De La Crème, of all people, been selected?

About the Author

International supermodel turned media icon, TYRA BANKS has broken down barriers and transformed television to become one of the most admired individuals in fashion and entertainment today. She has instant recognition with teens and has vast reach through multiple media outlets, including her incredibly successful TV show, America's Next Top Model.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385740593
Author:
Banks, Tyra
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Situations / New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Series:
Modelland
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
34 x 14.4 x 8.1 in 18.3 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 576 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385740593 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Supermodel Banks makes her YA debut with a campy and warped take on the world of modeling, a pastiche influenced by everyone from Cresswell to Dahl and Rowling. On an alternate Earth (countries have names like 'Didgeridoo' and 'Cappuccina'), modeling is both an obsession and a magical art, and only a handful are chosen each year to attend Modelland and train to be an elite 'Intoxibella.' Tookie De La Crème, 15, has 'multiple personality disorder' hair and emotionally abusive parents; generally invisible to her classmates, Tookie assumes she won't get picked. Much to her shock, she's chosen (by a Scout who is actually famed supermodel Ci~L) and attends the academy with new friends (and fellow outcasts) Shiraz, Dylan, and Ross. Banks throws a nonstop barrage of surrealism and wackiness at her characters: the male model academy is 'Bestosterone'; Golden Ticket — like items called 'SM-IZEs' — one of many winks to Top Model fans — help girls get into Modelland, etc. And if the resulting novel is overlong, the combination of absurdity, social commentary, and familiar tropes makes it an enjoyable guilty pleasure. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Have you ever seen her? The girl whose face you'd never in a million--no trillion--years describe as beautiful? The girl whose eyes are too wide, hair too wild, head too enormous to ever be noticed? Well, she's been chosen for something girls only dream of . . . to be a part of Modelland . . . a place where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye. . . .
"Synopsis" by , Have you ever seen her? The girl whose face you'd never in a million--no trillion--years describe as beautiful? The girl whose eyes are too wide, hair too wild, head too enormous to ever be noticed? Well, she's been chosen for something girls only dream of . . . to be a part of Modelland . . . a place where dreams come true and life can change in the blink of a smoky eye. . . .

Inspired by Tyra's real-life experiences and her creative imagination, the story centers on an awkward teen girl who gets selected to attend the exclusive Modelland academy, where magical Intoxibellas, the world's best models, are trained. A spot at the academy is woefully out of reach for most girls, so why has quirky Tookie De La Crème, of all people, been selected?

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