The Interns: Fashionistas ~ Chloe Walsh

Publisher: Harper Teen (2008)
ISBN: 978-0-06-137088-5
307 pgs

Classification: YA fiction
Genre: Chick lit
Age Level: 13+

Reader’s Annotation: Four summer interns compete with one another to be noticed for their journalism and fashion sense at a New York fashion magazine.

Summary: The Interns: Ansley, Ava, Nadine and Callie. The magazine: Couture. For one summer, these four aspiring fashionistas must cope with the demands of various editors at the magazine as well as with each other. Echoing Gossip Girl with a blogger known only as “Fashionista,” this book focuses more on the girls’ relationships than fashion. Ansley is the wealthy New York socialite interning merely to appease her parents. Nadine is a party girl who cannot seem to take her work seriously. Callie tries to disguise her small-town upbringing but seems to be tangling herself in the web of her lies, and hard-working Ava embodies the old saying, “still waters run deep.”

Notes: Sequel—The Interns: Truth or Fashion. Content to be aware of—underage drinking. Neither as industry insightful as The Devil Wears Prada nor as witty as The Fashion Forward Adventures of Imogene, The Interns: Fashionistas is nonetheless a decent read for one who simply cannot get enough of stories about labels and love.
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