The Look has provided such an amazing story, in which my group and I have discovered over the last few weeks. It has taken me to another world filled with, photos, hospital visits and famous fashion designers. Each chapter was captivating and had me on the end of my seat, throughout each page, sentence and word. If I was told, this book would make me excited, appreciative and inspired I wouldn’t have believed them. But now, after four weeks, of reading, creating and discussing I have understood the true meaning of The Look and through this I have been inspired to always be positive and to follow my dreams.
Ted…tall, 16 and the next top model. Her journey was absolutely outstanding and I was so excited to see how she developed as a person and as a sister. Although Ted wasn’t diagnosed with cancer, her story, I believe, was just as inspirational and heartfelt as Ava’s. She pursued her goal of cheering up Ava and making her life worth living, by doing something she had never experienced before. Through this I learnt that no matter what you do in life, it should make you happy and this is what The Look is all about.
I have never met someone who is so happy, no matter is she has a 90% chance of living from a serious illness or she is receiving chemotherapy that morning, than Ava. Without her, Ted would have never agreed to contact Simon in the first place, let alone fly to New York to become the next top model, knowing your sister needs you more than anything back home. She was the heart and sole of Ted’s career and always helped Ted in the toughest moments, when really, Ava was the one needing support. She persisted and was optimistic about things most people wouldn’t and was handling her life as well as Ted’s, possibly better than anyone. From the popular, glamorous sister in the first chapter, Ava has developed into the strong, encouraging girl she was in the last page, the person who survived through many tough battles.
The Look has been such a wonderful read, giving me worries, goosebumps and happy tears all in one. It was a story filled with inspiration, desire and most of all hope, bringing a family together after a 22 hour flight to New York and 4 stages of chemotherapy. No matter what happens in life, you must be happy and that means being with the ones you love, and that is what The Look has pursued through it’s 230 pages of inspiration, the importance of happiness.
Lit circles has been such a fun experience this year and I loved the creativity side of activities and how each person can share their knowledge and understanding about the book each week. The Look, was an amazing read and I loved the different ways you could express your feelings about the book and I definitely think this The Look would be a great novel to remain in Lit circles next year. I recommend this book to stay because it a very ‘real’ story and it’s about two wonderful sisters and in which many people in our school would be able to relate to. It gives the readers an insight on what the Author is really trying to pursue, it fitted in really well with the numerous activities available and allowed you to expand your imagination to create a wonderful presentation, and that is what I loved about this year’s Lit Circles!!!