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Paul Rudnick

In Rudnick's YA debut, something magical befalls checkout clerk Becky Randle, 18. After her mother dies, she is whisked away from her Missouri trailer park to New York City where fashion designer Tom Kelly promises to transform her into the most beautiful woman on the planet. With average looks, Becky is skeptical, but Kelly delivers and she is transformed into supermodel, "Rebecca." Becky lands a movie role, dates a Hollywood hunk and the heir to the English throne, Prince Gregory, captures her heart. But she wonders if there’s enough magic in the world for the prince to look past her blinding beauty to see the real girl inside.