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Saturday, April 9, 2011
Fresh New Voice of YA- The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder "At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is the queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone's life with a snap of perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her.
For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. April is so unpopular, kids don't even know she exists. But one lunch spent at Britney's table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity.
But Britney's friendship comes with a high price tag. How much is April willing to pay?"- summary from Amazon
Holder's debut is awesome. I love reading about mean girls but what I really loved about this novel is how realistic she makes these girls. They're given some backstory as to why they are the way they are rather than just have them be two-dimensional.
April was a great character with some flaws that I think will really make her relate to readers. Aside from all the meanness, there's also lots of humor in the book which I loved; it's very sarcastic. I especially enjoyed the parts with April and her new friends (not the mean girls). There was a small doubt I had with the romantic plot that I was concerned about (a cliche) but it worked itself out and I was happy.
Overall, just a very fun, smart debut and I can't wait to read more from Holder.
FTC: Received ARC through NetGalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.
I'm a 30 year old male who started a book blog over on Myspace back in June 2007. I have since moved completely to Blogspot as of July 2009- feel free to follow me on here! I mainly review YA books, but will also do the occasional MG or adult title, as well as interview authors and sometimes have them guest blog.