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Chloe by Design: Balancing Act
Chloe by Design: Balancing Act
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Chloe by Design: Balancing Act

16-year-old Chloe Montgomery beat out the competition to win Teen Design Diva, but she already has another challenge to face - tackling her internship. After winning the first season of the fashion reality show, Chloe is ready to start her job with a famous designer, Stefan Meyers, in New York City. But with an old crush and new challenges to contend with, Chloe discovers that fast-paced fashion industry isn't for the faint of heart. Will she be able to make it work, or will the balancing act prove to be too much for this budding designer?

PublisherCapstone Young Readers
Age Level9-13 Years
Reading LevelGrades 4-8
GenreRealistic Fiction
Trim Size5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Page Count384
Paper Over Board
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Smart Moms, Review District - Dana Hinders

"If you have a tween or teen daughter who loves fashion, the Choe by Design series is a must-have addition to her library. . . .The story is easy to follow and teaches girls valuable lessons about the rewards of hard work and the power of perseverance, but the illustrations by Brooke Hagel are what helps this series stand out from the pack." - Smart Moms, Review District

August 13, 2015

VOYA - Sarah Phillips, Teen Reviewer

"Young teens interested in the fashion industry will adore reading about Chloe’s challenges and achievements during her summer internship for Stefan Meyer. The colorful drawings and descriptive narrative make it seem as though readers are right alongside Chloe as she learns the ins and outs of the fashion world." - VOYA

August 1, 2015

Kirkus Reviews

"Gurevich writes with prose as bubbly as Chloe's personality, keeping the focus on the positive even as Chloe grapples with her insecurities. The spotlight shines on the fashion designs, with Hagel's abundant sketches adding color and charm throughout. A delight for fashionistas everywhere." - Kirkus Reviews

May 15, 2015


Booklist Online - Fances Bradburn

"Gurevich and illustrator Hagel have found a sure-fire formula: describe the world of teen fashion while illustrating Chloe’s own outfits and design sketches in colored pencil. Another strong choice for young teens fascinated with Project Runway and all of its associated drama." - Booklist Online

October 22, 2015

VOYA - Debbie Wenk

"Anyone interested in the fashion industry will enjoy this glimpse into that world and will especially appreciate the many captivating drawings. . . .Young teen fashionistas may well devour this book..." - VOYA

August 1, 2015

Barnes & Noble Kids blog - Bianca Turetsky

"...everything in Chloe’s stylish life isn’t all sparkles and glitter—from boy problems to roommate drama, life in the big Apple is anything but seamless. Follow Chloe as she navigates the streets of NYC and works backstage during New York Fashion Week. Best of all, you can see what Chloe’s designs look like thanks to Brooke Hagel’s full-color illustrations!" - Barnes & Noble Kids blog

January 15, 2016

Margaret Gurevich

Margaret Gurevich

Margaret Gurevich is the author of many books for kids and tweens, including Capstone's Academy of Dance series and their award-winning Chloe by Design Series. She has also written for Sport Illustrated Kids, National Geographic Kids, and Penguin Young Readers. When not writing, she loves spending time with her husband and son. To learn more about her and her books, please visit

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