- File Size: 6838 KB
- Print Length: 392 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0988812517
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fisher Amelie; 3 edition (December 23, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 23, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ATRCQV0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,284 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
VAIN: Series Standalone 1 (The Seven Deadly Series) Kindle Edition
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She loves admiring herself almost as much as boasting in the compliments from her many admirers.
But at what price will her insurmountable beauty cost her?
She doesn't care. Her only concern is rejection and as she constantly reminds herself, she's too pretty to be rejected.
And in the unrealistic event that it does happen, she can always numb her feelings with a line of cocaine.
But what is she numbing herself to? The rejection of her cold parents who see her as nothing more than an inconvenience, or from the guys who all just use her for sex?
Yes, Sophie Price is undeniably beautiful, but she's in desperate need of an awakening.
That awakening comes in the form of a court ordered community service sentence that she will serve at an impoverished orphanage in Uganda.
Yes. Uganda is in AFRICA!!!
Will Sophie survive the unbearably hot days with no air-conditioning and bugs all over the cold water showers? Will she realize that her $300.00 cut off shorts could have been better spent putting food into a starving child's belly? Will Sophie's selfish heart be opened in ways she never could have expected or will she return home to the States and continue on in her self-destructive behavior?
Fisher Amelie's novel "Vain" easily makes you realize that affluent children can suffer the same as poverty stricken children, just in different ways. They may not lack materialistic items, but could very well lack the love from a parent which every child needs. Sophie tries hard to break the cycle of trust funds and predetermined aristocratic lives. While it was a great story, I did have trouble connecting with most of the characters. I don't feel that is the fault of the author but rather the wide age gap between me and these characters. (Although I loved Abri Aberdeen) It's a bit juvenile and would better serve an adolescent audience.
Also because of this book I got suckered into buying pocket tissues at Typo last week.
Check out girl “Would you like to buy a packet of pocket tissues? All proceeds are going towards helping to build schools in Uganda?”
How could I say no?
I am now the proud owner of multiple packs of tissues. This book is to blame. If you have read it you will know why.
Vain is the fist book in the seven deadly sins series by Fisher Amelie. Sophie Price has always relied on her good looks and her father's money. She manipulates her group of rich friends and she's the queen bee.
"I fitted into your life, showed you ecstasy, and left you dependent. I did this for fun, for the hell of it, for attention. I wanted to be wanted, and my word, did they want me. Did they ever."
Sophie was raised by a nanny, until the age of 14, when she fired the nanny herself. Sophie's parents only showed her attention when it involved closing a business deal or keeping up with appearances. The one thing Sophie yearned for was attention from her parents.
"Freedom is just that. Absolutely no restrictions. I abandoned myself to every whim I felt. Every want I fulfilled and every desire was quenched. I wanted for nothing. Except attention"
During a weekend party with her friends, Sophie gets caught with the possession of cocaine. Sophie Price is used to getting off easy, but this is not her first drug charge. Sophie gets sentenced to serve six months at the Masego orphanage in Uganda, Africa.
Vain is a heart wrenching story of redemption. This was the first book I've read by Fisher Amelie and it was beautifully written. This is an emotional and a suspenseful read. I can't wait to read the next book in the series Greed. I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did.
BRILLIANT!!!This book touched me somewhere deep and I can't even begin how to explain it. My heart still feels like it's in a vice grip and barely beating as we speak. One of the best books I have EVER read!! This book takes you to Uganda Africa and makes you question your own life. Ian and Sophie's characters have so much depth. I found myself rooting for Sophie and the person she was becoming. And Ian is sweet, funny but there is so much MORE to him. Strong character development throughout. I loved every second, every moment of this book. This is definitely a must-read!!!!!! You will not be disappointed.
"You are so gosh damn beautiful in here," he said, tapping my chest, "that what's here," he spoke, running the side of his hand down my face, "is magnified tenfold and that is a sight to be hold."--- Ian
"No one can know sincere happiness without first having known sorrow. One can never appreciate the enormity and rareness of such a fiery bliss without seeing misery, however unfair that may be."