Review of The Devil wears Prada book
A review of the book, The Devil Wears Prada. This story follows Andrea, a young woman who has just taken the job as a assistant to... the Devil!
The Devil really does wear Prada!
Choosing what book to bring on holiday is, for me just as hard as picking what outfits to bring, but this year I decided on The devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Now, I must tell you that I am one of these people that believes you should read the book before you watch the film version, as in most experiences the books are far better. But in this case I did not do this. I did watch the movie first. And now that I have read the book, I can defiantly say that I am glad I did as it is brilliant and in my opinion miles better than the movie.
Okay, so I should say first of all, that when I began to read the Devil wears Prada, I was immediately drawn into the story. And I honestly couldn't wait to keep on reading it.
The Devil wears Prada follows the story of Andrea, who has just taken a job as an assistant to an editor of a fashion magazine. Andrea knows that if she wants to make it and maybe someday become a successfully journalist, she must complete a year being a assistant. But unfortunately for Andrea that doesn't prove an easy ride, as her boss if demanding, difficult and the devil herself! Miranda Priestly is the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine and powerful woman in the fashion industry. She is feared by many and Andrea soon realises how much power and influence that Miranda Priestly has over others.
Acting as Miranda Priestly assistant/servant proves to be a full time job and begins to interfere with Andreas personal life. But that is not the only problem for Andrea, as she not only faces criticism from her boss, but from all of her colleges. Because working at a fashion magazine, is demanding as you must look just as stylish and thin as the models themselves on the front covers. Andrea learns quickly that "a million girls would die for her job" and if she wants to keep her position at Runway magazine, then she must change to show her boss that she is good at her job and takes it seriously.
I am very much interested in Journalism and so because of that I do like to read stories, like the Devil wears Prada, that centres around a fashion magazine. I found that it did not take me long at all to become hooked into the story as it doesn't have a slow beginning and the flow of the book is up-beat and fast paced. The author Lauren Weisberger, I think really explored each of her characters and this allowed the reader to feel as if they actually worked at runway magazine! The information about the characters that Andrea meets thought out the duration of her job, is given out slowly, so much so that it made me really want to read on to find out more about the characters. The author also through out the book shows the relationships Andrea has with her family, best friend and her boyfriend. I found this a very important part of the book, as it was interesting to see how Andreas new job affected all of the people in her life.
I don't know why, but I had low expectations for this book and I thin that was because the movie was ok, not great in my eyes. But now the devil wears Prada is one of my favourite book s and one I would not hesitate to pick up and read again!