Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Life in Pink and Green By: Lisa Greenwald

My Life in Pink and Green by: Lisa Greenwald
Published: March 1,2009 by Amulet Books
Other books by this author: Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes (coming out Nov.28)

Summary: 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.

Review: Ever since Lucy was a little girl, her family has owned The Old Mill Pharmacy. Now Lucy is twelve and the pharmacy is in danger of closing. While trying to figure out a way to help fix the store,Courtney Adner, the it-girl of her high school,comes in with a hair disaster that needs some serious fixing. Lucy gives her some hair products and before she knows it, girls from all over town are going to the Pharmacy for make- overs and hair tips. Could Lucy be the one to save the Pharmacy?

My Life in Pink and Green by: Lisa Greenwald is a pretty cute read but by the middle/end,I was staring to get tired of it.

Lucy was relatible to me,but she got very annoying, For example,one minute, she would tell Sunny how beautiful she looked and then the next she would be like, "Your hair looks greasy. Use this conditioner." Sometimes, I felt like she was a walking ad for the Pharmacy.Sunny, Lucy's best friend, was a person I could see myself being friends with. She would always be so nice and give so much to the pharmacy. I have no idea why she would put up with Lucy.

Another problem I had with this book was how they put in the Relaxation Room, a room that Lucy made just for the Pharmacy was only mentioned twice after it was made. I hate when books do that.

However, I have to admit that the writing was so cute! I loved the little romances they put in this. Also, at the beginning of every chapter there is a little tip on how to take care of your body which I found very useful.

Overall, My Life in Pink and Green was a cute read, but the main character was not my cup of tea.

2.5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the honest review! It always sucks when the main character isn't your cup of tea. I've been thinking about reading this book, though now I'm not too sure if I'll give it a chance or not.