Crystal by Walter Dean Myers

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Sixteen-year-old Crystal knows she's blessed. She is drop-dead gorgeous and in the beginning stages of a glamorous career as a model in New York City. At first, modeling is exciting. But soon, her life becomes less and less about her, and more and more about her body. Crystal wonders if her new life is worth giving up everything -- her friends, her beliefs, and her self-respect.


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Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of the first Michael L. Printz Award winner, Monster, and the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He's been writing since he was a child, and he's now considered one of the preeminent authors for young people. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family. You can visit him online at
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins. 212 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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The story of a black teen-ager caught in the fast-lane world of modeling, with the personal cost in stress that goes with the glamour and money as the main theme.

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that’s all changed after reading 2012 – The Crystal Skull.

Nov 05 2009 | Read Full Review of Crystal

Gr 8 Up—Sixteen-year-old Crystal Brown—sweet, black, and beautiful—is attracting attention as a magazine model and is on the way to achieving her mother's dream, "to live away from the smells of other people's lives." But as success brings new opportunities, the sleazy underbelly of the business ...

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