Item description for Magic Hands by Jennifer Laurens...
Cort, the high school senior jock seems to have it all -- except a summer job. When he lands one doing women's nails, his eyes are opened to the catty, back-stabbing world of females. Girls he thought he knew and trusted turn out to shock and use him. He gets to know Rachel, an elusive girl the others gossip about, a girl with secrets. From her he learns there is more to life than weekend partying and social status, and one of the secrets she shares with him will change his life forever.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Grove Creek Publishing
ISBN 1933963972 ISBN13 9781933963976
Reviews - What do customers think about Magic Hands?
"Magic Hands" review Feb 22, 2008
This is the second book I have read by Jennifer Laurens. As I read "Magic Hands" I was happy and surprised to find that some of the characters where in the last book I read.
I have been out of high school for almost six years now but the way Jennifer Laurens writes, it takes me back to some similar situations that I had. She has a wonderful way of hooking in her readers with a little bit of mystery behind her characters.
I will read anything Jennifer Laurens writes!
An interesting book Jan 21, 2008
Reviewed by Tabytha Joy (age 15) for Reader Views (1/08)
"Magic Hands" is about a high school jock who takes a job at a local nail salon. Cort really needs a job. But no place is willing to hire him except for the local nail salon. Does Cort really want to take a job working with three Hispanic women?
Cort decides to accept this job. The only thing is that the manager expects him to bring in more customers. He can do this, but the biggest problem is that all the customers request that Cort do their nails and Cort cannot keep up. Will he lose his job?
Throughout this time, Cort grows close to Rachel, a girl that most of the school talks about as she is not like the rest. Rachel is not classified as a jock. Therefore, Cort never spoke to her. That was until he realized that he had feelings for her. Secretly, Rachel likes Cort too. But she is not going to give in that easy. She plays Miss Hard-to-get. Will they ever get together? Or will they continue down the road to friendship?
In my opinion, "Magic Hands" was an interesting book to read as I have never heard of a jock taking a job at a nail salon, let alone a male jock. I really liked how most of the characters were realistic. I also liked the pace of the book. It was not too fast, but at the same time, it was not too slow.
One thing I did not like about "Magic Hands" was how harsh Rachel was towards Cort. What I mean is that Rachel took most of what Cort said the wrong way. She also acted too "good" for him. Throughout this book, Rachel played a part which made it seem like Cort was not worth her time. If I had to recommend "Magic Hands" to anyone, I would say it would be best suited for females between the ages of twelve and fifteen as the wording was made easy for such age to understand.