Monday, March 10, 2014

Middle School Monday Pick: My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald

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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.

Jennifer says "Put together "green" living to save the earth, the trials and tribulations of being a 7th-grade girl, and the financial stress of running a family business, and you have a real page-turner."

Read this book and come see the author, Lisa Greenwald, at the Rochester Teen Book Festival May 17, 2014 from 9-5 at Nazareth College! In the meantime, here are five fun facts about Lisa:

1. I won a radio contest the summer before 9th grade and won $1000.
2. I can wiggle my ears up and down.
3. I am insanely afraid of mice.
4. I hate peas.
5. My favorite candy is peanut M&Ms.

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