Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky & Sandra Suy

Page Count: 262
Published on: April 5th 2011
Published by: Poppy
Genre(s): Contemporary, Middle Grade,  Children's Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Source: Print: Paperback: Library
Age Rating: PG-9
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon 

My Rating: 3 stars

Twitter: @BiancaTuretsky

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Sandra Suy's Website: {click here}

Goodreads synopsis:

What if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time?

Louise Lambert has always dreamed of movie starlets and exquisite gowns and longs for the day when she can fill the closet of her normal suburban home with stylish treasures. But when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail, her once painfully average life is magically transformed into a time-travel adventure.

Suddenly onboard a luxurious cruise ship a hundred years ago, Louise relishes the glamorous life of this opulent era and slips into a life of secrets, drama, and decadence. . . .


Hey guys!

       So this book is about this 12 year old girl who absolutely loves vintage clothes and loves to design clothes in her free time. One day she is invited to this vintage sale, and when she goes she finds this gorgeous pink dress: 

When she tries it on, she is transported back in time. She finds out that she's aboard the Titanic..yeah that Titanic... She struggles to find out why she was taken back in time and try to make her way back home.

        Now I really liked this book, but there were too many things in it that I didn't like. For one, I didn't feel connected with the characters. The only character I felt just a tiny bit connected with was the maid, Alice? She was the sweetest character, but I feel like all of the characters were more like the back ground characters, even Louise! I felt like they were all really underdeveloped and I just didn't really like them. There were also way to many pop culture references for my taste. I was hoping that Bianca would have used more history in her novel. I was really hoping to learn at least one thing considering that it's kind of a historical fiction/science fiction/contemporary novel. I also wish there were better relationships with her family and best friend. I didn't really like, from what I heard, the way she and her best friend interacted. 
        The whole concept of this story really caught my attention when I saw it while I was in my school's middle school library (because I'm the assistant at the end of the day :D) and I was just drawn to the "time travel" concept and the "fashion design" concept. Both of those are a couple of my favorite things. I love Doctor Who and I love to design clothes! I could relate to Louise's love for fashion and vintage. I loved her passion and I loved her dialogue regarding her views on vintage. I also loved that at the end, she actually researched the Titanic and tried to figure out what happened to the friends she made when she was on the Titanic. She could put faces to their names and I really loved that. 

       Oh my gosh this book is absolutely gorgeous! Guys! If you're not interested in reading this book you ought to just look at it for a few minutes. The spine! The dust jacket has glitter! The cover without the dust jacket! Guys! LOOK AT THIS!


        Holy crap! The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous! The picture from above? In the book! You guys just need to flip through to see Sandra Suy's work! She is everything I want to be! Oh my goodness! LOOK AT THIS!

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Y'all gotta check them all out! So gorgeous! Holy cow! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this review!
I'll be trying to post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday or Saturday.


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