Blowout (Hello, Gorgeous 1)
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Release Date: April 14, 2011
Rating: 3.5 stars
Now that she’s had her thirteenth birthday, Mickey’s finally old enough to work at her mother’s super glam hair salon-Hello, Gorgeous! And true to the old cliche about people confiding in their hair stylists, Mickey starts getting an earful right off the bat. Customers love talking to her because she’s so empathetic, but what happens when she starts getting overly involved in their dramas?
Blowout was a cute read, and a promising start to the series. I love the setting at the salon for so much of this book, it really makes for a fun read. Blowout is a fun read that you will simply breeze through.
I was not crazy about the choices Mickey was making in this one so she could ride the train to popularity. Stealing, telling people about private conversations at the salon? This was not the Mickey I had met in book 2, Foiled. Same goes with Lisabeth, she was an absolute monster to Mickey in this one, and I was just astounded. These 2 things aside, I really loved all the characters. Eve and Jonah are 2 characters that are particularly wonderful.
Mickey made some mistakes, but I did like that she went through amends to fix the, though some of those weren’t the most honest choices either.
Blowout was a cute read, but definitely not my favorite. I much preferred Foiled to this one. These are the sort of books you read when you don’t want to think a ton, but want a cute book to keep you entertained!
Cover Rating: A- I love the covers for this series. They are simply too cute! I love the design, the colors, and the actual picture itself :)