Friday, July 29, 2011

Must Read: Tyra Banks First Novel, 'Modelland'

September 13th 2011 by Random House Children's Books            Modelland by Tyra Banks

Tyra Bank's first novel, Modelland, is a fantasy set in familiar territory for Ms. Banks, a land full of models, who aren't as nice as they seem.  The book is about soul searching and overcoming insecurities.  Tyra recently told BET's 106 & Park that the projects has been a labor of love for her.  And that she'd been working on it for five years.   The book is available September 13, just in time for Fashion Week and the fall premiere of Top Model All Stars

Modelland is the first of three books in the fantasy serious.  Click below to read a synopsis.   

Book Summary:

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. Or could it? Dark rumors like silken threads swirl around the question of why Tookie and her new friends were selected . . . and the shadows around Modelland hide sinister secrets.

Genre:  Fantasy

--Princess Carter
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