(Mobile pdf) Fix Fix Leslie Margolis audiobook | *ebooks | Download PDF | ePub | DOC #2775902 in Books 2006-10-03 2006-10-03Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 7.00 x 1.00 x 5.00l, .41 #File Name: 1416924566241 pages | File size: 64.Mb Leslie Margolis : Fix before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Fix: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Beauty is in the Eye of the BeholderBy Martin CohenMy initial reaction to this book was apprehension - I expected something flat, shallow and utterly lacking uniqueness. However, I picked it up anyway and was pleasantly surprised. It was a very quick read for me (I read it in a few hours) but I enjoyed reading Fix immensely.The thing that struck me the most about Fix is that it never once preaches anything. It takes no definite stance for or against cosmetic surgery; the message here is that plastic surgery is a very personal choice and should be done for the right reasons.It explores beauty in our society in several ways. There is Cameron,
bullied mercilessly throughout junior high, but she found that a rhinoplasty solved her problem. She then makes another, more drastic choice to improve herself and is judged by her family, friends, and boyfriend. Cameron suffers from various painful symptoms after her surgery but ends up happier and more confident with the results. Allie feels that she is the family's ugly duckling. She is terribly nervous about her own upcoming nose job, prompted by her parents, and may have to give up a spot on the varsity soccer team for the procedure. She eventually realizes that other people's opinions don't matter to her, and that she is perfectly happy with her own appearance and nose. Side plots include Cameron's journey through her photography, a bitter, aging Hollywood starlet, and the girls' mother, a former actress getting a facelift.I never thought I would, but I connected with both Cameron and Allie. They are both insecure and strive for the slippery ideal of beauty, but they deal with it very differently. This book made me question how far I would go to be beautiful, what "beautiful" even means, and whether it's important or not. The book may not have been particularly exciting or suspenseful, but it was thought-provoking, interesting, and strangely comforting to someone who's been bullied in a way similar to Cameron. I would recommend it to anyone unhappy with their looks or struggling with society's fascination with beauty.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Fix-Should it be fixed?By A CustomerFix is an outstanding book, and is full of wonderful plot twists. However, in some parts of the book, the plot gets a little boring. To start with the good elements of the book, the general storyline was very believable from where I stand. The story is told from two points of view, alternating between each chapter, eldest sibling, and back to youngest. The book starts out introducing two young women and their parents, one who happens to be an actress and model, that move from La Jolla, CA to Bel Air. Upon moving to their new home the eldest daughter is allowed to get a nose job because of her issues with piers making fun of it. At her new school she becomes popular. The book then fast-forwards to her graduation year. Her younger sister is now the one that is going under the knife for a surgery her parents and sister think that she wants. However, she's not the only one that is going under the knife. That's my limit. No other information can be revealed. From just the basic plot structure, it is very believable that the two young girls are allowed to have surgery because of their parents spoiling them. Another excellent part of the book was that there was not only one big twist, but there were three. Now, usually when there are that many plot changing twists the book gets a little boring. However, I found that these twists actually added to the suspense of the novel. They made it seem more lifelike and interesting. Another excellent part of the book was the telling of the story. The whole book had another level of depth when the author wrote from each sister's point of view. This allowed readers to understand both parts of the story as well as both girls' opinions. On another note, that's basically all the good things I brought from this book. Now, to the bad. Some of the terms used in the book may not appeal to all people. A lot of the lingo is from Southern California, and is quite hard to understand if you're not from there. Also, some of the imagery in the novel wasn't on the same level of PG like the rest of the book. One last element that did not appeal to me was the lack of the character's life. The book doesn't provide a lot of information about what life was like for the characters before moving. This would have helped readers understand just why the eldest daughter wanted surgery, and it would have allowed us to see the situation better from her eyes. After reading this novel, I brought out many yes's and no's from the book to rate it at a four. The four, and not a five, comes from the fact that it was a great book, but it still could have been a little better to my tastes. It's not a three because it was great, and it did have a good plot line. Also, it had that element that made me sit on the edge of my seat, yet it wasn't a suspense novel. The novel just had that extra little piece that made it jump up to a four. From my review, I hope you take away some insight on the book. Also, I would like for you to voice your own opinion about the book by reading or not reading it.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Courtesy of Teens Read TooBy TeensReadTooCameron and Allie are sisters. They used to look like it, too. Since Cameron turned fifteen, though, things have changed. Cameron and Allie inherited big noses from their father, but other than that, they both have the good looks of their mother, formerly a rather famous model. When Cameron turned fifteen, her life changed completely. For the better, she says.How? She got a nose job. She turned from homely to gorgeous, moved to a new school, and now she's so much more popular and happy than before! Plastic surgery, Cameron feels, is a brilliant idea. It can fix everything, right?Now she is turning fifteen, and Allie's mother feels that she needs the same birthday present Cameron got: a nose job. It made Cameron a much happier person, and who wouldn't want that for their other daughter? Problem is, nobody asked Allie. Allie is already confident and happy, the way Cameron keeps saying plastic surgery made her. There's one thing she's not that Cameron is, though: gorgeous. But really, does Allie need to be gorgeous? Or is that just what her family has led her to believe?Leslie Margolis's novel FIX is, aside from being an interesting story about a family, particularly two sisters, a great look at a rather controversial issue: plastic surgery, particularly for teenagers. It shows all sides of the issue, from the perspective of two teenage girls (who, admittedly, could be slightly more realistic characters at times). It is a riveting story, and Allie's and Cameron's very different motivations for making the decisions that they do are quite believable. FIX is certainly worth reading, particularly for anyone who is considering plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons.Reviewed by: Jocelyn Pearce It hurts to be beautiful. Pretty, blond, popular Cameron Beekman has it all -- lots of girlfriends, a hot boyfriend, and a successful family. She's perfection. Gone are her days as the outcast, huge-nosed "Beakface." Which, as it turns out,
was nothing a good nose job couldn't fix. While her little sister, Allie, struggles with doubts about her own approaching "procedure," Cameron wants more. She's headed to UC "Santa Barbie" and needs to look the part. After all, why settle for smart and pretty when smart and drop-dead gorgeous is just a surgery away? From School Library JournalGrade 7 UpCameron, 18, and Allie, 15, have inherited their father's nose. However, thanks to their mother, Julie, an ex-model and former movie star, Cameron had her nose fixed three years earlier. She is thrilled with the results and contemplating breast augmentation. After years of being ridiculed by her peers, she was catapulted into the world of the beautiful and popular at her new school, Bel Air Prep. Allie, an avid soccer player, is not bothered by her appearance and already has self-confidence and friends. Still, now that she is 15, her mother insists on making appointments for her with the plastic surgeon, with little consideration of Allie's thoughts on the matter. Characters are more complex than they first appear, and a subplot involving Allie's befriending a now-elderly Hollywood starlet nicely contrasts with the beauty-obsessed Cameron and Julie. Margolis deals with the topic of plastic surgery evenhandedly, showing how it can be positive, but also excessive and extremely painful. She is never preachy, making this quick read entertaining and thought-provoking. Readers will relate to each sister's point of view.Michelle Roberts, Merrick Library, NY Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.