Title: Lipstick Laws
Written by: Amy Holder
Release date: April, 2011
Source: Netgalley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone's life as easily as snapping her perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her.
For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. With zero friends and nothing close to a boyfriend, April is so unpopular, kids don't know she exists. That is, until Britney notices her. One lunch spent at Britney's table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity.
But Britney's friendship comes with a price tag.
How much is April willing to pay?
The Lipstick Laws has a cover that is truly cute and is going to stand out when it hits the shelves. The description made me think it was going to be as the movie Mean Girls. You have the cliché popular kids and the one who is different, geeky in a way and wants to be friends with them. And it kind of was, yet a little different.
April is young girl who is shy, a loner and a typical teenager. She complaints about live, her breasts (which she don’t have) and a boy who wants to have her attention, but don’t get it because he’s not HOT.
At first I did not like April. She wanted to be part of the mean girls clique, and therefore did not stand up for herself. She did exactly what they wanted. She also complaint a lot about it, but did it anyway. With the second half of the book I started to like her, she changed into a character who was strong and started to fight back.
I liked the other characters. Yes, they where cliché, but I didn’t mind. Britney is stuck up and well let’s face it not that smart. But learning her background made me sympathize a little for her.
The plot is a lot of fun. I loved the part where they all schemed and planned against the mean girls. A little predictable, but still so much fun to read. The ending is great. It leaves you with an aha moment. A lot of teenagers can relate to April and to find out that the high road is better than revenge is a great message for them. And even to adults.
The Lipstick Laws is a great debut written by Amy Holder. And I cannot wait to see what this writer comes up with in the future.
Title: Lipstick Laws