Review of The Intern – Gabrielle Tozer

Posted: October 13, 2014 in Review, young adult

the intern

17 year old Josie Browning wants to have a perfect journalistic career and find her Prince Charming. She lands an internship at the glossy fashion magazine Sash, a chance to research, write articles, and gain experience in the world of journalism. A columnist job and $5000 prize is for the best intern but Josie faces some stiff competition. She’s determined to win but there’s one stumbling block – Josie knows nothing about beauty or fashion.

Josie quickly learns that the magazine industry is far from easy, especially under the reign of powerful editor, Rae Swanson. From the lows of coffee-fetching and working 10-hour days, to the highs of mingling with celebrities, scoring endless free beauty products (plus falling for her cousin’s seriously gorgeous flatmate James) this is one year Josie will never forget.

This is a fantastic debut novel from an industry insider that reveals just what is behind the seeming glamour and sparkle of the magazine industry. The characters were likeable and Josie seemed so real. She dealt with a difficult home life in a sympathetic way and I was cheering her on. A great read for anyone 12 and up.

Angus & Robinson

Supplied by HarperCollins New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan


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