Friday, October 7, 2011

Blowout (Hello, Gorgeous! #1) by Taylor Morris

imageNow that she's had her thirteenth birthday, Mickey's finally old enough to work at her mother's super glam hair salon-Hello, Gorgeous! And true to the old cliche about people confiding in their hair stylists, Mickey starts getting an earful right off the bat. Customers love talking to her because she's so empathetic, but what happens when she starts getting overly involved in their dramas?

This book is adorable. To start off, I don’t know if this book is considered middle grade or lower young adult, but I’m going to call in middle grade.

Taylor Morris is one of the most talented middle grade authors I’ve ever read. The first book in the Hello, Gorgeous! series was not only adorable, but it was also surprisingly deep. It’s a bit like middle grade chick-lit, but it also follows Mickey around as we learn about her struggling to grow up.

Mickey is caught in one of the great adolescent phases where you want to grow up so bad, but nobody wants to take you seriously. Though Mickey was sometimes a little light-headed and phased by the glamour of her mothers shop, she was a really cool character and I enjoyed reading about her.

Reading Blowout, I wanted to hop in and join Mickey and the gang. Everything seemed so magical and… fun. Blowout was the perfect first book in a series. I can’t wait to read the second book and see what other kind of shenanigans the Hello, Gorgeous! gang will be able to get into.

I highly recommend Blowout. It was cute, well balanced, and fun to read. Taylor Morris may have just turned me into a middle grade fan. Blowout perfectly balances the glamour of working at a high-end salon with the struggles of becoming a teenager. You won’t regret reading it.

FTC- Received for review from author.

3 comments:

Steph: Short and Sweet said...

Sounds cute! Totally gonna add to my TBR :) thanks for the review!

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