Parents' Guide to

The Devil Wears Prada

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Amid fun details, teens might miss message.

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The book has a fun premise, but it's a complicated choice for teens, who may miss out on the message embedded here. Unfortunately, by the time the main character does learn her lesson, she has become fairly unsympathetic.

Protagonist Andrea Sachs is learning a life-long lesson about the ultimate virtue in being true to yourself despite potential professional sacrifices. Adult readers know this from the start. But teens curious about the world of New York fashion and this look into the inner operations of clothing designers, stylists, models, and photographers may be too caught up in the glitz to catch the author's point.

Book Details

  • Author: Lauren Weisberger
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publication date: July 31, 2006
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 15 - 17
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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