Waiting on Wednesday (10) : Material Girls, Elaine Dimopoulos

Originally coming from the Breaking The Spine blog, Waiting on Wednesday allows me to talk about a book I just can’t wait to get my hands on. Let’s get started !

Don’t forget to tell me about the book you’re eager to read, this week, in comments!

Material Girls, Elaine Dimopoulos
Expected publication : May 5th 2015
Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers

In Marla Klein and Ivy Wilde’s world, teens are the gatekeepers of culture. A top fashion label employs sixteen-year-old Marla to dictate hot new clothing trends, while Ivy, a teen pop star, popularizes the garments that Marla approves. Both girls are pawns in a calculated but seductive system of corporate control, and both begin to question their world’s aggressive levels of consumption. Will their new “eco-chic” trend subversively resist and overturn the industry that controls every part of their lives?
Smart, provocative, and entertaining, this thrilling page-turner for teens questions the cult like mentality of fame and fashion. Are you in or are you out?

I’m really, really excited to read this book. I found out about it scrolling on Goodreads, and the synopsis intrigued me, a lot. I’ve read my share of dystopia novels, but, correct me if I’m wrong, this one seems really original. And it’s totally grasping an idea I’ve always searched for, in a story : questions about fashion, fame, and what really matters. How far can the consuption society go, do we dictate trends…or do they end up dictating us? This book seems to deal with all these issues, and I’m really impatient to see how it happens,  and if it’s done well. There are many, many dystopia stories in this world, but I feel like this one is going to stand out.

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