Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Chick Pick: The Lipstick Laws
The Lipstick Laws
by Amy Holder
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group
Title Available April 4, 2011
Move over, Lindsey Lohan, there's a new mean girl named Britney and she's got her sights set on high school sophomore April Bowers. April is a second year student at Penford High School but hates to start school again. She really doesn't know anyone except Delvin McGerk, who acts like a loser/stalker.
When the most popular girl in the school takes an interest in being her friend, April is excited. The mean, but popular, girls are led by Britney who acts like a conceited diva and stoops at nothing to embarrass and harass other less popular girls. April cringes when the girls play Rank the Skank and make fun of all the other girls. Their constant gossiping and degrading are making April sick to her stomach, but she craves their attention and longs to be popular. When Britney invites her to join their private clique, April agrees but worries about the price she will have to pay.
Readers will cheer when April gathers her own posse to go after Britney. As April gets even--in a fair and square way--she shows herself to be the better person and even wins the guy of her dreams.
Funny tongue-in-cheek dialog and fascinating study in mean girl clique-ishness, The Lipstick Laws will captivate female readers who like the Clique books and the Pretty Little Liars novels.
Recommended grades 9-up. Some mild language, references to drag queens, cross dressing, teen drinking, and marijuana.
FTC Required Disclaimer: I received the galley from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.