Cris lida Gorgeous goddesses seem to surround lowly script reader Anna Brown from her deranged glamour queen boss to her perfect pouting roommates For Anna being less than beautiful is hard to bear With a de

  • Title: Crisálida
  • Author: Louise Bagshawe
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  • Page: 327
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  • Gorgeous goddesses seem to surround lowly script reader Anna Brown from her deranged, glamour queen boss to her perfect, pouting roommates For Anna, being less than beautiful is hard to bear With a dead end job and a dead beat boyfriend, she wonders if she can ever be a success In beauty crazed London, perhaps being talented just isn t enough Enter Mark Swan, Britain Gorgeous goddesses seem to surround lowly script reader Anna Brown from her deranged, glamour queen boss to her perfect, pouting roommates For Anna, being less than beautiful is hard to bear With a dead end job and a dead beat boyfriend, she wonders if she can ever be a success In beauty crazed London, perhaps being talented just isn t enough Enter Mark Swan, Britain s hottest director Rugged, reclusive and powerful, everybody wants a piece of him from studio heads to supermodels He could be Anna s ticket to the top, but how can she ever hope to snag such a big star Fed up with being dowdy and downbeat, Anna decides to chase her dreams, and with a little help from her friends, embarks on a madcap scheme to get what she s after.

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    1. Typical, plain-dowdy-but-smart-girl-works-as-assistant-for-powerful-industry-type (skip-skip-skip) she's-gonna-make-it-after-all (toss hat in air). There is a keen sense of humor at work here and some well developed characters too bad I discovered whilst reading and online interview that the author is somewhat of a right-wing, Conservative Party shill with political ambitions. Silly - that only happens in books

    2. Anna considers herself ugly and too tall, but is surrounded by beautiful models and actors. All she wants is a bit of pay rise and a promotion. But when she bumps into the famous director, Mark Swan, he offers her the chance to get noticed by her company and suddenly everything is looking up. She's liked at work, she's met a nice, rich man who wants to marry her, her friends are acting like normal people and she's suddenly found a figure beneath her dowdy clothes. Only, she isn't happy and can't [...]

    3. Picked it up from a paperback swap, looking for a light read, maybe some humor. It was pretty bad. I mean, I'm used to shallow chick lit books with lame endings and one-dimensional characters but did this one have to be so contrived?? The main character is supposed to be "ugly", in the chicklit sense, but everyone loves her. Ok, I'll buy that. But the way it's written, I wanted to say "I don't care if you're ugly! I just want you to walk in front of a train so you'll stop complaining!" And then [...]

    4. I first read this in college and remembered loving it. The second time around, can't quite say I LOVED it. I love British chicklit books- one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I enjoyed this book- it was quirky and funny. I was absolutely rooting for Anna, though sometimes she grated on my nerves, just a bit. Firstly, I only needed one, maybe two full descriptions of her body- 5'11", huge nose, bit of a tummy, wobbly arms, decent legs and backside. Instead I think we got at least five. And I mean [...]

    5. Nice! Enjoyed it so much. British comedy always gets me. I love the plot, I love how the story was told, too bad there needs to be a makeover for the supposedly 'ugly' girl though. I will take a look at this author's other works!

    6. It seems unfair to give this only three stars but really it is what it is. I would love to say that much of the exploration around gender, monetary, and beauty inequities was challenging, insightful and gave me much to consider………….tually to a point I can, but really, it was escapist chick lit that was perfect for right now! To me it seems that chick lit is much maligned and thought of as vapid and shallow, this disappoints me as often it is not the case. There are some excellent example [...]

    7. This book started out okay. The girl is an aspiring movie producer and she was taking the right steps to get there by being a peon for some bitchy women and I liked the fake realism on how she gets like the hottest director in the UK to do a film on a story that she found. But then like at the end of the book, she just turns into a super whinny annoying bitch because she like gets fired from the company or something and she expects the director to speak up for her or something. It was really ann [...]

    8. Almost every other Louise Bagshawe book I've read, I've loved and found utterly impossible to put down. Therefore it came as a huge surprise to me that not only was this not the case for this one, I was actually somewhat bored with it at times.It had its good parts - I loved the friendship that developed between Anne and Janet - but as a whole it was predictable and unrealistic (well even more than her books are usually ;) ), she spent far too little time on the aspects of the book that I found [...]

    9. Good read with a likeable heroine. I enjoyed reading her slow transformation and seeing her gain confidence. Anna is a script reader for a production company and low on the totem pole, she often finds herself scurrying around for her boss and sneered at by her fellow coworkers. She rooms with two models both terrified of getting older or gaining weight and losing their jobs. A common theme seems to be other characters putting Anna down to make themselves look and feel better. When power struggle [...]

    10. I think that I finally have to accept that, even though I love the Shopaholic series (and anything written by Sophie Kinsella) I really don't like British Chic Lit. I want to like it, but I just don't. All the characters are so obsessed with fashion and wealth that it is hard to relate to them. Sometimes the atmosphere almost feels like Jane Austin, with unmarried ladies competing for the wealthy bachelors because having a career or something in your life other than a man just isn't an option. T [...]

    11. 3.5 starsThis was a cute read. It has its flaws, yes, but it's light and fun, has a happy ending and brings attention to stupid issues in society such as what makes a woman beautiful.I like how the story is told from Anna's PoV and as the story goes and she evolves and changes her views on herself (mind and body) our perception of her changes too.At times I got frustrated with certain female characters and their stereotypes, but Bagshawe gave them (well, the most important ones) depth and intere [...]

    12. I loved this novel!I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this as Venus Envy (another novel by Louise Bagshawe) was the first one I read from her and I did not enjoy it. However, To Go-To Girl or Monday's Child was fifty pence at a carboot sale so I thought why not? And I loved it!I loved Anna and her perception of herself. I thought she was a funny character with a good heart. Mark didn't come across as a typical handsome man for me but I liked him anyway.My favorite character was Charle [...]

    13. I think the blurb to this book is a bit deceptive. To me, the blurb made it sould like Anna had decided that she was going to attempt to "snag" the hot director in an attempt to make all her dreams come true and I was expecting a 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' type schemes and plots. I was, therefore, extremely surprised (pleasantly so) to find that Anna was not ditzy and not pretending to be someone that she wasn't (well, not completely). Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed Confessions of a Sho [...]

    14. This book was a bit of a disappointment - and if I'd read it before reading Tuesday's Child, I would like not have bothered with Tuesday which would have been a shame as it's much the better novel. The main character, Anna, is a bit too schizophrenic for me. I got dizzy from the swings between everybody's mousey doormat to the deliverer of razor-sharp ripostes (literally and metaphorically). It became a race to finish the book just to be done with it. A shame the "woe is me" phase of Anna lasted [...]

    15. I LOVED this book, i thought it was amazing but Anna and her lack of a backbone annoyed me so much that i had to count to 10 every 5pages and if that didn't work (it almost never did) i would have to take a break from it. I wish there was more of Mark and less of all the EVIL/VILE people!! I WISH THERE WAS A EPILOGUE FOR THIS BOOK, it would have been nice to see what the fuck happened to Kitty and her little minions!! She was the reason i took so many breaks. I would recommend it to fans of Soph [...]

    16. I picked this up as a quick-read with no high hopes, but I was pleasantly surprised. Although the story is an old one and not very surprising, I was really enthralled with Bagshawe's good writing and character development. Of course it would make a great movie:) And, I have to say, I'm disappointed that the end ended when it did; I'm sad I didn't get to see the heroine more happy! Great read!

    17. Great pool/beach read - read this over a long weekend on vacation. Interesting story, but I felt like it ended very abruptly. I would have liked to have seen an epilogue of some sort. I enjoyed the development of the character Janet, but was surprised she didn't become a stylist or something in the fashion industry since they focused so much on how she was able to pick clothes out for Anna that looked good on her.

    18. Actually I was surprised I liked it as much as I did. When I first opened the book I was slightly dreading the many pages at the beginning of most novels where you have to wait in vain for the lead man to finally show up. Instead, I was delighted to discover the main man only a few pages in! This book was also at some moments surprisingly funny. And I do not often laugh. It's usually the surprises that make you laugh.

    19. Love this book. Your talent and skills speak volumes beyond anything you can imagine and nothing will keep you back from getting what's rightfully yours. Self awareness and personal motivation are all you need to get your life on the right track then everything will fall into place. A great story told with a wonderful message to big girls to just be yourself and love you for you.

    20. funny, sometimes a little angsty little thing. Somewhat similar to The devil wears Prada in the set up. Anna, "the go-to-girl" works for this really b* on wheels of a movie producer in London. As a script reader, Anna is mandated to find "the" script that will prevent her boss from being axed by the new management. In the process, Anna finds love and happiness. A very light, funny read.

    21. I don't know if I read this book before or if the story just was very predictable. If I haven't read this story (and I usually remember) reading it felt like watching a movie that you enjoy and like but seen a zillion times. A nice summer read. Chick lit with a different take. This is a dupe. I hate that. I have read this book before. I'm soooo pissed.

    22. Parts of this are entertaining, but the main character's main struggle she has to get over is her horribly low self-esteem, and there are near constant mentions of how ugly she is. And all the people around her are constantly saying it too. It distracted from the story, and seemed really unrealistic.

    23. This novel definitely lived up to its reviews. I think it speaks volumes to those of us who have felt different from everyone else.I'm glad that the main character found her own happily ever after!

    24. 3.5 stars for this cute, ugly-duckling Brit chick-lit. Would have been four stars but it took too long to get past all the vile people in Anna's life to a bit of the good stuff. (Nearly half way through!)

    25. Not at all like the other Louise Bagshawe books I've read, this one is fun, modern British fiction. Much like her sister's novel, Showdown, this one is predictable but if you're looking for something fun and light, this'll do the trick!

    26. It had its fun moments, and I liked how the main character Anna's relationship with Charles evolved, but every other page either Anna or someone she's talking to comments on how homely she is. It got to be too much.

    27. disappointing. poor story, poor writing. i didnt have the urge to highlight not even once. the edn was kinda good so i left the book with "everything is good when it ends good" but still think its disappointing. i havent read other books from bagshawe so i will give her the benefit of the doubt

    28. A feel good story, laced with British humor, love rectangles, and, albeit a predictable ending, still left me wanting more. Well developed characters, a steady plot, and just enough intrigue to keep me turning the pages. A great beach or airplane read.

    29. Fun fast read that I devoured in one sitting. yes, it was clichéd but that didn't matter. The story was interesting, the characters appealed or horrified and it kept my attention. It's not trying to be anything deep and meaningful but there were lessons to be learnt here. It was a sweet read.

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