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If anyone saw the prom boards Amelia Blanco makes on her favorite fashion app, they'd think Ethan Laurenti was her boyfriend. They wouldn't know that all the plans she's made for them are just dreams, and that she's the girl who watches him from the kitchen while her parents cook for his famous family.

When Amelia's abuelita enrolls her in a month-long fashion internship in NYC, Amelia can't imagine leaving Miami--and Ethan--for that long. As soon as she gets to New York, however, she finds a bigger world and new possibilities. She meets people her own age who can actually carry on a conversation about stitching and design. Her pin boards become less about prom with Ethan and more about creating her own style. By the time she returns to Miami, Amelia feels like she can accomplish anything, and surprises herself by agreeing to help Ethan's awkward, Steve-Jobs-wannabe brother, Liam, create his own fashion app.

As Liam and Amelia grow closer, Ethan realizes that this newly confident, stylish girl may be the one for him after all . . . even though he has a reality TV star girlfriend he conveniently keeps forgetting about. The "new and improved" Amelia soon finds herself in between two brothers, a whole lot of drama, and a choice she never dreamed she'd have to make.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook

    Alterations Reviews

  • Stephanie
    Jun 12, 2015

    Thank you to everyone who picked up Alterations during the May discount across retailers! As always, HUGE THANKS to everyone who has already left a review.It is a truth universally acknowledged, leavi...

  • Patty  (Bookish Wanderlove)
    Aug 17, 2015

    WHAT!?!?!?!?! I'm sorry....DID YOU SAY A SABRINA RETELLING!?!?!? Sabrina is one of my favourite movies. I LOVE Audrey Hepburn, and while yes I love Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear the 1954 version is T...

  • Stacee
    Nov 01, 2016

    I was sold at the comparison to Sabrina. I love that movie with a sickness and couldn't wait to see how it translated into a retelling. I liked Amelia well enough. She's smart and talented and {mostly...

  • Kristy Mauna
    Nov 06, 2016

    Alterations was the perfect weekend read!This book is full of everything we love about contemporaries; young love, self discovery, family, and a little drama. Our main character, Amelia, comes full ci...

  • Forever Young Adult
    Dec 13, 2016

    Graded By: StephanieCover Story: Keeping Me In StitchesBFF Charm: MaybeSwoonworthy Scale: 5Talky Talk: Project Runway: MiamiBonus Factors: Fashion, Sabrina Retelling, DiversityRelationship Status: Lit...

  • Erica Chapman
    Oct 26, 2015

    Loved this story! Totally got the Sabrina comparison too! Great representation of empowerment and owning your own style. Amelia is likable and I enjoyed following her through her adventures. I really ...

  • YA Wednesdays
    Nov 18, 2016

    This is a solid 3.5 rounded up to 4 because of local flavor (MIAMI!) and positive portrayal of the fashion industry and positive, encouraging story to follow your dreams. You can find my full review o...

  • Alexa
    Nov 08, 2016

    I really wanted to like this novel, because the concept sounded so cute! And while there were elements that I thought had a ton of potential, overall, this one just wasn't my cup of tea. Underdevelope...

  • TJ Burns
    Nov 21, 2016

    Alterations is an entertaining and refreshing new take on the age-old "Sabrina" story. In the original Sabrina story, Sabrina goes off to learn how to "be a lady" -- I like much more the idea that Ame...

  • C.M. McCoy
    Mar 14, 2017

    *This is a first pages review for North of Normal Book Reviews *Amelia has spent her 16th birthday in bed with the flu, staring at a slice of cake she can't really eat, but her day seems on the cusp o...

About Stephanie Scott

Stephanie  Scott

Hello! I write Young Adult stories about characters who put their passions first. I love dance fitness and cat memes, and Pinterest is driving me broke. I live outside of Chicago with my tech-of-all-trades husband. You can find me on twitter and Instagram at @StephScottYA. My debut ALTERATIONS about a fashion-obsessed loner who reinvents herself is a Romance Writers of America RITA® finalist for B