Item description for Changing Faces: Real TV, Take 1 (Real TV-Real Transformations #1) by Wendy Lawton...
Overview Lawton's new teen fiction series is based on the reality television craze. When Alexanna O'Donnell wins a total fashion makeover on a hot new reality TV show, she returns from Hollywood sporting a polished, uptown look. As she deals with changes around her, the upheaval causes her to develop a plan for a soul-deep makeover.
Publishers Description Dive into Wendy Lawton's newest teen fiction series based on the reality television craze called" Real TV - Real Transformations." In "Changing Fa"ces, Olivia O'Donnell wins a total fashion makeover on the hot, new reality TV show of the same name. After her whirlwind trip to Hollywood, she comes home sporting a polished, uptown look. As she deals with her over-committed schedule and the changed attitude of those around her, she has to face the fact that her polish is only skin deep.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Series Real TV-Real Transformations
Series Number 1
ISBN 0802454135 ISBN13 9780802454133
Availability 0 units.
More About Wendy Lawton
WENDY LAWTON, an award-winning writer, sculptor, and doll designer, founded the Lawton Doll Company in 1979. She currently works as an agent for the Books & Such Literary Agency. Wendy has written numerous books, including six for her "Daughters of Faith" series and four for her "Real TV" series. Wendy is active in her church and is a frequent speaker for women's groups. Wendy and her husband, Keith, are parents to three adult children and live in Hilmar, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Changing Faces (Real TV, 1)?
So much to do, so little time Mar 19, 2005
Olivia O'Donnell's senior year hasn't started off too well. On the first day of school she finds herself in a three-way tie for valedictorian and needs to come up with a volunteer position to give herself an edge over the competition. As she schedules volunteer time in her already over-crowded day planner, other things get crowded out-family, friends, homework. But an unexpected stint on a makeover show gets her to thinking about others, especially those women trying to start a new life in the shelter. Olivia learns about what is really important in life and uses that knowledge to help out others.
This is a book I will encourage my daughter to read.
A great teen read! Sep 13, 2004
Award-winning author Wendy Lawton tackles a brand-new series, inspired by reality tv programs on The Learning Channel, Style Network, and various BBC Television shows. Teen Olivia O'Donnell is a multi-tasker, a stressed-out senior whose goal is to become her class valedictorian--if her energy and her day planner hold out. Her best friend Jane earns good grades, but also saves time for spontaneity--a quality that Olivia envies. Olivia used to carve time to watch Changing Faces with Jane, but lately, Olivia's schedule and goals have taken on a life of their own.
When this over-achieving young woman wins a total fashion makeover on Changing Faces, a new reality tv show, her all-new-improved look collides with the real Olivia lurking inside.
Wendy Lawton is a skilled word-weaver, but more than that--she has a knack for capturing authentic life lessons through excellent characterization and dialogue. Olivia feels like someone we all know, and her story subtly invites readers to examine their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as the consequences of their choices.
Changing Faces Aug 24, 2004
CHANGING FACES by Wendy Lawton delves into the teenage world of fashion makeovers, peer pressure, and stress in a delightful tale that grips the reader as a young girl searches for God.
A good teenager book reviewed by Ashley, age 15 Aug 16, 2004
I liked CHANGING FACES a lot. I definitely give it 5 stars. It's a good teenager book. It holds your interest. I liked it because I like the make-over TV shows, but in CHANGING FACES Olivia realizes she needs more than a physical make-over. She needs a spiritual make-over too.
Changing Faces Aug 12, 2004
This first book of Wendy Lawton's Real TV series is delightful. Through Olivia's personal journey, the reader is reminded of the things that are really important. As Olivia pulls out all the stops to achieve her lifetimg goal of becoming valedictorian of her high school, her discovery of what it means to serve others is exciting. As she works at a homeless shelter, "those people" become her dear friends as we see them unite to work on a shelter project. And although Olivia receives a makeover on the outside, she realizes that it was her own attitudes that needed the makeover all along. Don't miss this great read!