I finished reading Tales from My Closet by Jennifer Anne Moses on Friday.
Five girls. A paper dress. Tons of shoes. One unforgettable raincoat. White Jeans. Secrets. Drama.
For Justine, Bianca, Becka, Polly, and Anne, living in Westfield, New Jersey is "life on planet toilet paper." At least that's how Justine feels when she shows up as the new girl in school wearing a Scott Paper Caper dress. To her, it's a super-original fashion statement. But other "loser freaks" don't agree.
The other girls have their own fashion issues, ranging from fabulous boots to raggedy pajamas to what to wear to therapy. Told in alternating voices, TALES FROM MY CLOSET follows the stories of high school kids who have nothing in common--and everything in common. They're at war with each other, but through their clothes, they reveal and conceal themselves and make peace with what it means to be a teen. Over the course of a school year, their individual struggles and successes come together to tell a story that's funny, honest, and all-girl fabulous.
This is a young teen book about 5 fashionistas and how they do or don't fit into their school. It's a story about friendship. It's a story about relationships and families. And it's slightly a book about bullying.
This is definitely geared toward the younger teen crowd. And while it wasn't something that was entirely engaging to me, I see how it could keep the attention of a young teen.
Tales from My Closet will be released on January 28, 2014.
I gave this book a rating of 2.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 58
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 35
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 47
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 24
*FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher for a review.