Scarlett is far from perfect.
She changes herself to please others.
She makes mistakes – over and over again.
She repeatedly goes back to people that have hurt her.
Scarlett has a tricky relationship with her mother and is desperate for people to like her.
She moves to London without a plan, but when she manages to land a job at a modelling agency she thinks that her life is finally on track.
Scarlett soon discovers that the fashion industry is far from what she had imagined and her life begins to spiral out of control. But at least people know who she is. She is starting to become someone.
And surely it’s better to be someone – even if it’s someone you hate?
With a vein of dark humour at its core, The High Moments offers an astute, often stark, look at the fashion industry and the challenges you can face as a woman in your twenties. Fans of Emma Jane Unsworth’s Animals and shows like Girls will love this.
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The High Moments is a compelling, funny read which has some quite dark moments in it. It gives the reader a glimpse into the fashion world which I’m very pleased not to be a part of.
Having read the Devil Wears Prada I thought I had a bit of an idea of what this book would be like but I was wrong! This book definitely shows the seedy side of the fashion industry with lots of references to drug taking and sex which might not be to everyone’s taste. However I thought it was this which made the book so intriguing as it gives the reader a glimpse into a world that they weren’t aware of before.
Scarlet is a great main character who I think a lot of people in their twenty would relate to. It was really nice to follow her on her journey into the modelling world as she persues what she thought was her dream career. She’s quite a sympathetic character who I felt quite protective of. I really wanted her to find her path and discovered who she actually was.
Overall I thought this was a really compelling, addictive read which was very funny. I can’t believe this is the author’s debut novel and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Simon and Schuster for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Sara-Ella Ozbek is a London-bred author of South African and Turkish
descent. After graduating from the University of Exeter with a BA in English
Literature, she interned at Vogue magazine and subsequently fell into a job at
a modelling agency.
After six exciting, if somewhat draining, years as an agent, she left to pursue a
career in writing. She attended the New York Film Academy screenwriting
programme then went to Los Angeles where she joined the hustle of the
screenwriters. Out of the frustration and misery came her first novel,
The High Moments.
Aside from the novel, she has written non-fiction for titles including
Because Magazine, Suitcase, Tatler, Drugstore Culture, Voyage D’Etudes and Soho House Notes.