Nomination: Belle Epoque

Ross, Elizabeth. Belle Epoque. 2013. 336 p. Delacorte, $17.9 (978-0-38574-146-0). Gr. 7-12. [kpr]

When Maude runs away to Paris to escape an unwanted marriage her plain appearance lands her a job working as a beauty foil, a companion who instantly makes their friend appear more attractive.  Maude overcomes the degradation she feels each day by building friendships with her coworkers and companion Isabelle, who wants to study science at university, that empower the women to make changes.

One thought on “Nomination: Belle Epoque

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s