Monday, April 18, 2011
Review - The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
**Review copy provided by publisher
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?
This was a cute debut from author Amy Holder. Think Mean Girls meets your classic high school drama stories. The story was a tad juvenile for my tastes but overall I liked it, even if it's a bit cliched and totally predictable. April is a very likeable protaganist and Britney is a very unlikeable antagonist. I liked all the girls April made friends with and even started to have a soft spot for the girls in Britney's entourage because of what Brit did to the as well. It's also refreshing to see a stand alone novel in the world of series. At least I think it;s a stand alone.
3 out of 5 stars