Photos of the new Girl of the Year have been leaked on the Internet. Her name has been revealed to be Isabelle Palmer. She is also going to have a movie to complete her collection.
*These photos aren’t mine. They were originally posted on Doll Diaries, and I thank them.
My opinion on the Girl of the Year 2014? Do you really want to hear it?
She’s pretty, she’s blonde, she’s coming out with a movie, she dances, she’s modern and she wears pink. She’s sure to sell to this generation of girls.
On the flip side, she’s boring, unoriginal, common, expected, and well…disappointing.
Not that American Girl is crawling with blonde dolls all the time, but at least her hair style could have been unique (though she does come with an attachable pink hair piece). But possibly unique hairstyles don’t sell to young girls, who want a doll that looks “pretty”.
She is said to have hazel eyes. Not that all former dolls had hazel eyes, but it seems like a trend in American Girl lately. Hazel eyes must be selling well…
I’m a bit disappointed that the name Isabelle wasn’t spared for a historical doll, but at least the mystery surrounding that is over.
The outfit is trendy and cute, but not spectacular. Of course, we have to wait for accessories to spruce it all up. Honestly, wouldn’t it be nice if she had an accessory like glasses? With Molly retiring, I think it would be great for a new American Girl to have glasses. Who will make the “weird” girls feel normal?
To me, she looks like she can pass for a My American Girl doll…she’s not interesting enough to have her own line and collection. She just reminds me of Lanie or Kailey with a different outfit. But hey, how many Girl of the Years can you do without repeating a look? I still want my short haired, curly top red head with the green eyes…and now I have a fascination with glasses…Even a bi-racial girl of African American and Italian descent would appeal to my interest. Just something different…
To add, her story is very short of interesting. She’s another dancer Girl of the Year, like Marisol. Though her collection might actually include ballet items, disappointingly unlike Marisol, I feel she is just another Marisol. I don’t feel convinced to buy her, but I will surely buy her items to go with Marisol’s collection. While her story might be empowering and inspirational for little girls, it’s not really all that unique. It really feels slapped together, ya know?
It has also been revealed that she just doesn’t dance ballet but modern dance too…great, now she’s REALLY like Marisol!
Book 1 GOTY 2014 is excited about starting her first year at the Anna Hart School of the Arts! But she can’t help comparing herself to her older sister, Jade, who attends the same school and is an amazing ballerina. GOTY 2014′s other classmates are equally talented, and she starts wondering whether she really belongs at her new school. She earns a role in the fall festival, but she struggles during rehearsals. Can GOTY 2014 learn how to focus less on those around her and more on her own dancing? With help from her sister and her friends, GOTY 2014 may discover a unique talent that she can truly call her own.
Book 2 As GOTY 2014 rehearses her ballet routine for The Nutcracker, she wonders if she’ll ever master her pirouettes, especially with her classmate Renata pointing out her every mistake. She tries focusing on the other parts of the production she enjoys: exploring the costume and props room and helping out with costumes for some of the younger dancers. But when Jade, her big sister who also attends Anna Hart School of the Arts, becomes moody and withdrawn, GOTY 2014 taps into her design skills to try to find a solution for Jade. In the meantime, can GOTY 2014 find the confidence to tune out Renata and perfect her own performance, too?
Book 3 GOTY 14 is doing great at the Anna Hart School of the Arts–her dancing idol Jackie Sanchez even invites her to go on tour! GOTY 2014 jumps on board, but she quickly finds that the traveling show has its challenges, not the least of which is bossy Renata who was invited to come, too. When the dance show suddenly starts falling apart, GOTY 2014 tries to help Jackie pull it back together–and begins to learn more about a mentor who encouraged Jackie to dance as a young girl. As GOTY taps into her talents to try to save the show, she not only discovers who inspired Jackie, but also how she, herself, can inspire those around her.
Sadly, I’m not impressed. I was so impressed with Saige, I expected much better of next year! Saige is the one that should have had three books, if you ask me. Or even Jess, as I felt her stories were the most interesting, and had the most unique setting. Well, it has been revealed she is from our nation’s capital Washington, DC.
However, I can understand why they chose such a simple girl. It’s much easier to find an actress to fit this role than for someone who has features that are hard to match. And the modern movies are really what sell the Girls of the Year and bring the brand to the mainstream audience.
But hey, let me not bash her before I see her with my own eyes.
Just in! Her collection has also been leaked! Someone got a hold of the catalog! Thank Youtube!
Give me your opinion on the new Girl of the Year!