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?
The first thing that grabbed me about this book was the striking cover that makes it hard to resist. I normally avoid the whole mean girl subject as I am not a big fan but I thought I give it a try and well I was right, it isn't my thing.
The Lipstick Law is a fun and quick read that made me laugh out loud several times but as an older reader reading young adult fiction, I found this too young for me. I couldn't relate to the characters and the choices they made. Not that I didn't like April, the main character, she has all the factors that make her a adorable lead, but rather I couldn't understand her reasons why she let her so called friends treat her that way. There just wasn't enough depth to the characters.
However I do think younger teens will love this. I am thinking of buying a copy for my 13 year old niece. The fast moving plot and fun premise makes the pages just fly by. Actually, I could see this book being made into a hit teen movie.
Overall, this book just wasn't my style. Would I read something else by Amy Holder? Probably if the blurb on the book interested me.
Rating: 3/5 stars
Thank you to netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing me a copy.
Read more reviews (there are lots of rave ones so maybe it was just me): Goodreads
For more info: Amy Holder's website
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