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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Review: Pride

Title: Pride
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Lauren Hammond
Publisher: S.B. Addison Books
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Book: E-ARC sent by author

"Beauty is only skin deep.

At age fifteen, Angela Dunne was plucked out of the crowd at her local mall by modeling agent, Olivia Lennox.

After fighting her way to the top, Angela is catapulted into the world of magazine covers, photo shoots, and runway shows. She’s traveling the globe, modeling for the best designers, and living the life most girls her age could only dream of.

And it doesn’t take long for Angela’s rising stardom to go to her head. Being beautiful has become her obsession and her image is all she ever thinks about. Her family is ashamed of her. Friends don’t know her anymore. People in general can’t stand to be in the same room with her. The new Angela, finds pleasure in belittling those who aren’t as fortunate as her in the beauty department and treats those who aren’t up to her standards like they are insignificant.

Suddenly, Angela’s modeling career comes to a halt after an accident backstage at a runway show. Now, Angela has to come to terms with the fact that she’s no longer beautiful on the outside. She’s a freak, a monster with a disfigured face. For someone who was once so beautiful on the outside but ugly on the inside, it’s up to Angela to dig deep down within herself and discover what the real meaning of beauty is."

I loved this book! I loved how the transformation of the characters rose then fell. Ms. Hammond did an excellent job in capturing the essence of what happen when it goes to far in your head!

What I like most about this book is the process of the characters from humble to prideful, then the downfall. I really like how the main character Angela, learns her lesson. But she also learns it the hard way.  I adore that that Angela and her transformation to prideful person is fast. I like how she takes things far and is not who she was in the beginning. The fall of Angela was a surprise and not what I  expected. I thought that maybe she become yesterdays news, but instead it was something worse.

The love interest of this book is sweet and enduring. I like that he was their before and after her fall. I like that he was really with her no matter how big her head got. Now that, is true love. I love that Angela, learn that it is whats on the inside that counts.

Pride is a great book about rising then falling. Never should you think that just because you have something now, does not mean you will have it tomorrow. Be humble and grateful for what you have. Be nice and courteous to everyone no matter who you are. You never know what might happen to you. Ms. Hammond's Pride is a delightful read full of promise and enjoyment!

I give it  4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. This sounds like a really good book! Thanks for yet again another awesome review!

  2. I really like books where the characters go through really pronounced transformations as long as it's believable. It sounds like maybe things happen really quickly in this one, did you think so Savy or was her progression believable?

  3. Wow, this sounds great. I agree with Jenny above that this could be good or very unrealistic. How did it feel? I also like that the love interest was there before and after her transformation. Very sweet.

  4. Oh sounds like some interesting philosophy. Hm... also sounds like something I'd enjoy. Hadn't heard of this one. Thanks Savy!

  5. This one sounds like a great, transformative book. Awesome review, Savy :)


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