Meat Market: The London Collection (Paperback)
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Meat Market: The London Collection (Paperback)

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Published: 23/05/2019
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One of the most important and distinctive voices in YA fiction, Juno Dawson turns her forensic gaze upon the iniquities of the fashion industry in the emotionally searing Meat Market. Jana Novak is an ordinary girl from a London estate catapulted into the glamorous yet ultra-competitive world of high fashion. Exposed and vulnerable, Jana will discover that the glittering allure of modelling has a very definite dark side. 

Winner of the YA Book Prize 2020

Jana Novak's history sounds like a classic model cliche: 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, Meat Market is a timely expose 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.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781786540386
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 293 g
Dimensions: 178 x 114 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A gripping, personal tale of fame and misfortune - BBC Radio 2

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 - The Guardian

Juno Dawson slashes through the glamour of the fashion industry ... combining blockbuster appeal with piercing commentary on modelling, body image and consent - The Observer

Well-researched and hard-hitting, the novel doesn't skimp on the glamour but neither does it skirt the darker side of fashion - Financial Times

An unflinching expose of the darker side of fashion - i newspaper

A compelling story with an important - and timely - message - S Magazine (Sunday Express)

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. - The Independent

Juno Dawson is one of the hottest writers of young adult fiction and non-fiction in the UK right now - Bustle

Guaranteed to be your summer read - GLAMOUR

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 - Happiful magazine

Honest, raw, this timely exposé is essential post-#MeToo reading - Image

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 - Culturefly

It's a totally compelling and compulsive read - WRD magazine

In an era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, this is an important read - Woman's Way

Juno Dawson covers topics applicable and of interest to Young Adult readers with honesty and realism - NB Magazine

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 - The F Word

Intoxicating - Tortoise

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“This book is a voice...listen...”

After reading Clean last year and spending the year obsessing over how awesome and raw it is I was thrilled to hear Juno had a new book coming out. If you've read and loved Clean then I thoroughly recommend Meat... More

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“#IBelieveJana”

Juno Dawson's latest book follows the dizzying highs and crippling lows of Jana Novak's time in the fashion industry. The protagonist reads as a real and relatable teenager from South London and is exactly... More

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“A raw and important book.”

As a young teen, much like a lot of girls, I'd always looked at models and wanted to look like them and be 'perfect'. The industry had always seemed so glamorous and perfect, everyone's dream... More

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