30. November 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald, 272 pages, read by Angie, on 11/29/2012

Lucy works in her family pharmacy with her mom and grandma. Business isn’t going so great and things are looking grim. Mom and Grandma fight all the time about how to handle the finances and the pharmacy. Lucy wants to help out so she starts doing makeup for people and puts together a Relaxation Room for customers. She also applies for a going green grant from the city. She works really hard to help save the family business even if Grandma and Mom think it is hopeless. In addition to the family drama, Lucy is also dealing with school and boy drama. She and her friend Sunny join the Earth Club to be near Sunny’s crush and Lucy finds out she has a crush on Sunny’s brother.

I like Lucy, she is positive, enthusiastic and motivated. I think she is a good role model for girls. The book had plenty of fun girly stuff and drama to make for an entertaining read. I didn’t really care for the adults in the book. Grandma and Mom were always fighting and didn’t really seem to pay that much attention to Lucy until the end. I liked that the story showed how kids can make a difference in both big and small ways.

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