On The Runways Analysis

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On the Runways a series of novels by American novelist Melody Carson. The first novel of the series was the 2010 published Premiere which paved the way for the publication of five more titles in the series culminating in Ciao that was published in 2011. Carlson who also writes in other genres including adult fiction is a prolific author that is popular across the globe with more that 6.5 million of her books across more than 200 titles sold since she started her career. Even as she is the author of numerous novels she still characterizes herself as a storyteller. Her themes range from the very serious such as rape and schizophrenia to lighter topics such as buying and selling of houses. Carlson has asserted that much of her work is drawn from…show more content…
Paige and Erin are polar opposites that have to live together given that they are sisters. They live with their mother who is a TV station employee, and the two girls help with her work from time to time. Paige is the elder sister that is given to everything fashion. She loves to meet with the who’s who of the fashion world and wears fashionable clothing and shoes whenever she has to go help her mother work at the news station. From name brand clothes, pumps, scarves, bags, jewelry and belts she is the classic passionate and fashionable fashion fanatic. Erin the younger sister does not care much for fashion and adopts what may be described as a natural look. She does not care for any name brand clothes or shoes and is more laid back in dressing up to go out. For instance one her favorite piece of clothing is a bland brown jackets with a great fit that she picked up cheaply at a clearance sale. As long as she likes it and it is comfortable she will wear it without caring what name brand is written on the…show more content…
Erin and Paige are headed to New York to film on location for their On the Runway reality TV series. But first the two girls have to model for a green designer. Erin is abandoned by her best friend Mollie that prefers to spend time with Tony her boyfriend even as her mother seems to be getting more involved with Jon her boyfriend. The series an excellent portrayal of how two girls brought up in the same house may be so different in character and temperament. As they try to navigate the world of Hollywood each of them struggles to stay true to who they are. In this novel Paige becomes an even bigger star with the show even as Erin her sister gets used to being behind the camera and is open to giving Blake her old boyfriend one more chance. The girls while very different portray some of the most loving of sisterly relationships despite their pull and push. The novel is a realistic portrayal of the issues that teenagers have to confront including: two faced friends, troubled relationships, and dating
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