From School Library Journal
Grade 6–9—Lynn is a fashion diva, so much of one, in fact, that she is ahead of the curve. She scouts trends seasons in advance and customizes her own clothes. On a daily basis she expresses herself through her wardrobe. Most people just don't get her style. Her pink tutu and navy plaid shirt outfit grant her nothing but stares. But Lynn doesn't mind. She's used to the jibes, the names, and being highly visible. But things change drastically when she goes to try out for the GlITer Girl
IT panel. She trips, and one of her fashion-forward ideas lands on the lunch of her fashion-designer icon. Suddenly she is an "IT Girl." People ask her advice and try to copy her unique style. Companies want to buy her ideas. Popular kids want to be her BFF. For Lynn, the real issue becomes staying true to herself and not getting lost amid the masses. Lynn Visible
is a sweet story with one core theme. While few readers will identify with Lynn's particularly zany sense of fashion, they will love her spirit and vivaciousness.—Melyssa Malinowski, Kenwood High School, Baltimore, MD
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For ninth-grader Lynn Vincent, creating her own festive, funky ensembles has always been a source of fun and self-expression, even though she is often ridiculed, especially by a trendy mean girl, Chasey. When one of her shoe creations unexpectedly catches famous designer Valentyna’s eye, Lynn is chosen as the first “It Girl” for a new online teen-trend magazine. Soon everyone wants to be her friend, and Lynn even gets a marketing offer for national distribution. Issues arise when her creations become mainstream, though, and with the support of best friend Taylor,Valentyna, and cute boy Jacob, Lynn must determine what’s right—for her. Rife with pop-culture references and fashion-industry satire, and featuring a light romance, this entertaining read will pull in style-oriented readers, who will enjoy Lynn’s intricately described outfits and appreciate her dilemmas, including finding the confidence to stay true to herself. Grades 7-10. --Shelle Rosenfeld