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Meat Market

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23rd May 2019

Price: £7.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781786540386

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Fall into the lives of the city’s filthy rich with Juno Dawson’s deliciously dark and intoxicating London Collection.

WINNER OF THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2020

Jana Novak’s history sounds like a classic model cliché: tall and gangly, she’s uncomfortable with her androgynous looks until she’s unexpectedly scouted and catapulted to superstardom…

But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous. And there are unexpected predators at every turn.

Jana is an ordinary girl from a south London estate, lifted to unimaginable heights. But the further you rise, the more devastating your fall …

Honest and raw, this is a timely exposé of the dark underbelly of the fashion industry in an era of #TimesUp and #MeToo. It might just be Juno Dawson’s most important book yet.

Also in the London Collection: Clean, Wonderland

‘Juno Dawson slashes through the glamour of the fashion industry … combining blockbuster appeal with piercing commentary on modelling, body image and consent’ Observer

‘Guaranteed to be your summer read’ Glamour

Reviews

Tortoise
Intoxicating
NB Magazine
Juno Dawson covers topics applicable and of interest to Young Adult readers with honesty and realism
Image
Honest, raw, this timely exposé is essential post-#MeToo reading
GLAMOUR
Guaranteed to be your summer read
The Guardian
Dawson has a gift for writing believable teenagers characters, and Meat Market is a powerful counterweight to light-hearted literature that still portrays modelling as the stuff of dreams
Happiful magazine
Engaging, enthralling...Dawson's book is heartbreaking, painful, and worth every second. . . you won't be able to put it down as you get drawn into Jana's world
Financial Times
Well-researched and hard-hitting, the novel doesn't skimp on the glamour but neither does it skirt the darker side of fashion
WRD magazine
It's a totally compelling and compulsive read
The Observer
Juno Dawson slashes through the glamour of the fashion industry ... combining blockbuster appeal with piercing commentary on modelling, body image and consent
Bustle
Juno Dawson is one of the hottest writers of young adult fiction and non-fiction in the UK right now
Culturefly
Meat Market shines a probing spotlight on the fashion industry, exposing its dark underbelly with a frankness that's refreshing. Yet what makes this such a compelling and timely read is how Dawson balances the ugliness with humour and heart without being moralistic
Woman's Way
In an era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, this is an important read
The Independent
Having worked as a journalist on the fringes of the fashion industry, Dawson started to realise there were problems - namely, models were often very young, nameless and simply bodies who were not treated well by those around them. Meat Market is a gripping page-turner, an exposé of the dark and often seedy side of the industry, addressing timely themes around #MeToo and #TimesUp.
S Magazine (Sunday Express)
A compelling story with an important - and timely - message
i newspaper
An unflinching expose of the darker side of fashion
BBC Radio 2
A gripping, personal tale of fame and misfortune
The F Word
There is something incredibly genuine about this novel in its depiction of the beauty trade's ugly side. . . Dawson manages to make Jana's story feel timely and universal without ever straying into cliché