Title: My Life in Pink & Green (Pink and Green #1)
Author: Lisa Greenwald
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 2009
Pages: 267 (Paperback)
Age recommendation: 9
Twelve-year-old Lucy Desberg is a natural problem solver. After the local homecoming queen shows up at her family’s struggling drugstore with a beauty disaster that Lucy helps to fix, Lucy has a long line of makeover customers for every school dance and bat mitzvah. But all the makeup tips in the world won’t help save the pharmacy. If only she could find a way to make the pharmacy the center of town again—a place where people want to spend time, like in the old days. Lucy dreams up a solution that could resuscitate the family business and help the environment, too. But will Lucy’s family stop fighting long enough to listen to a seventh-grader?
This book is a funny and sweet debut featuring an unforgettable narrator who knows what she wants, whether it’s great makeup, a killer business plan, or a better world. ~ Goodreads
This book just SCREAMS cute! I mean look at the cover, isn’t it adorable? The rest of the book was just as cute too! The characters are dealing with first time crushes, awwwww! And at the beginning of each chapter there was either a business tip, a beauty tip, or a quote from Laura Mercier, double awwwww! That is just a recipe for a cute book. But it also has a deeper meaning about how tweens and teens CAN change the world if the try hard enough!
My complaints: The main character was really kind of a brat and at the end of the book I didn’t see her become any nicer. It wasn’t unbearable, but it was there. I also felt like the author, dumbised (that’s a word, right?), the mother and grandma and Lucy was the ONLY ONE *dramatic violins* that could SAVE THEM ALL! (Yes, she was the chosen one . . .)
And it seems like after Grandma says I won’t be able to save the pharmacy, the store gets busier and busier.
Yamir clears his throat. “Will you do my makeup for the eighth-grade masquerade?”
“Yamir, what planet are you from?”
Because when people are happy they want to do more to help the earth. Happy people = green earth, I think.
What does the cat think?
I give this book 4.5 stars out of 5!
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