Clark, Ficção, Review

The Regulars by Georgia Clark

I didn’t have any expectations when I started this book, but it was a good and explanatory reading.

Plot summary:
A fierce and feisty debut with a magical twist about three ordinary, regular girls who suddenly have their fantasies come true… or do they?
Best friends Evie, Krista, and Willow are just trying to make it through their mid-twenties in New York. They’re regular girls, with average looks and typical quarter-life crises: making it up the corporate ladder, making sense of online dating, and making rent.
Until they come across Pretty, a magic tincture that makes them, well… gorgeous. Like, supermodel gorgeous. And it’s certainly not their fault if the sudden gift of beauty causes unexpected doors to open for them.
But there’s a dark side to Pretty, too, and as the gloss fades for these modern-day Cinderellas, there’s just one question left: What would you sacrifice to be Pretty?

I think the most important thing it’s the message that this book carries with him. It tells us that we don’t have to be someone else, that we should be ourselves… We don’t have to be afraid to show our opinions, our ideas and mostly what we stand for.

As we follow the three best friends we noticed that this book it’s like a fairytale. But it’s not like the traditional fairytales, because everything they do when they are under the effect of “pretty” turns to disaster. The girls think that because of the prettiness, everything turns fine. But, as time goes, the girls realize they were wrong, totally wrong.


Tolstoy, Leo

Procurou o seu terror habitual e não o achou.
«Onde está ela? Que morte?»
Já não tinha medo, porque também a morte já não exista.
Em vez de morte, era a luzinha que ele via.

Tolstoy, Leo, A Morte de Ivan Ilitch