By Walter Dean Myers
Sixteen-year-old Crystal is familiar with she's blessed. She is drop-dead beautiful and before everything phases of a glamorous profession as a version in big apple urban. first and foremost, modeling is interesting. yet quickly, her lifestyles turns into much less and no more approximately her, and an increasing number of approximately her physique. Crystal wonders if her new existence is worthy giving up every thing -- her associates, her ideals, and her self-respect.
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She smiled as she realized that she couldn’t not look at herself. In the back of her mind, she had thought about George standing in the room as she took off her school clothes. He didn’t really count, she thought. “Here, let me try this on you,” George said, returning. It was a white cashmere stole, which George threw casually around Crystal’s shoulders. The material felt wonderful against her bare skin. “Now, say ‘I am dee-vine,’” George said. ” Crystal smiled, her even white teeth just barely visible 55 between her full lips.
They’re not very heavy,” Crystal said. Out of the corner of her eye she could see Susan sipping coffee. 30 “They don’t have to be heavy,” Frankie said. “You can always add in this business. It’s the taking away that’s hard. There. ” “He’s not bad,” Frankie said. “I don’t think he’s that good, either. He’s a poser. He goes around striking poses and thinks he’s wonderful. ” “He’s hot. Anything he does they love,” Susan said. ” The photographer ignored Crystal as the wardrobe lady and designer adjusted the blouse she would be wearing over the slim black pants.
You have wonderful lips,” he said. “Thank you,” Crystal said. She stared at herself in the mirror. ” George answered Crystal’s question before she asked it. ” “It means that she believes in you, I guess,” George 54 said. ” The dress was an iridescent white wraparound with a togastyle neck. When the draped material was fastened by two small catches at the hip and waist, a slit exposed her left leg from mid-thigh. The hem was higher on the left, cutting from just above the left knee to just below the right.
Crystal by Walter Dean Myers