Your quickie synopsis:
Justine and her friends Bianca, Becka, Polly, and Anne, living in West Falls, New Jersey, are high school girls dealing with different fashion issues.
The book is told from the points of view of five different girls. The voices aren't strikingly different, so it took me a minute to keep them straight, but stick it out, because it's worth it. Justine has moved to a suburb of New Jersey just in time for school to begin. She wears her most fashionable dress to school, which elicits ridicule from several students. She resorts to wearing lame/boring clothes to try to blend into the background the following day.
The other girls are all dealing with their own issues. Each one portrays a certain facade, but is feeling differently on the inside. The funny thing is - not a one of them can see how much they all have in common. They all have a passion for clothes. Through various ups and downs, they end up connecting with each other to become good friends.
The book's strengths are in the way the characters overlap through fashion. I enjoyed it. Like I said, it's great for reading by the pool or at the beach. It also will make you want to clean out you closet and go shopping. Or reinvent your style.
If you enjoyed SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, this is right up your alley.
This book is crying out for a fun-fashionista style book trailer, but I couldn't find one. Darn. Anyway, enjoy this fun-filled, fashion-focused, friendship book.