2020 YA Book Prize Winner
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.
“A powerful counterweight to light-hearted literature that still portrays modelling as the stuff of dreams.” GAURDIAN REVIEW