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The Regulars

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Staff Review: "The Regulars" by Georgia Clark


Evie, Willow, and Krista are three twenty-somethings living in New York City. All three can be described as "regular" physically: average height and not strikingly beautiful. Krista runs into Penny, a girl from an improv class, who is totally transformed. Penny is taller, skinnier, and more beautiful than Krista remembers. Penny shares her secret with Krista; a magical potion called Pretty. Take a drop and you are transformed into a model-like goddess. Willow is the first of the friends to take Pretty, followed by Krista, and then Evie. All three girls experience how differently they are treated now that they are "pretty" in society's eyes. Evie scores a hot date with a famous author, Krista lands an acting gig, and Willow discovers the truth about her boyfriend. The Pretty seems like a magical cure for their regular lives, but is being more beautiful all it's cracked up to be? The characters are funny, flawed, and unique in their own ways. Any fan of the TV show Girls will find this book entertaining. "The Regulars" gives a great social commentary on the standards women are held to physically, and what it means to truly be yourself for who you are, not what you look like.

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction

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