Book Review: My Life in Pink and Green, by Lisa Greenwald

my_life_pink_greenI got this book a couple of years ago, and ever since then, I have been dying to write a book review on it. This book is short and sweet, yet it has an unique plotline. Typically, I do not read novels over and over again; though this is one that I have practiced this on.

A homecoming queen with a beauty crisis comes in a pouting fit to Lucy Desberg’s family’s drugstore. The Desberg family’s drugstore is struggling to stay in business, however Lucy fixes this threating problem-temporarily. Although after the homecoming queen’s “disaster,” the drugstore becomes a center for beauty and makeup tips, Lucy is still not able to restore the drugstore into the state where it is the central hub of the town. Eventually, Lucy finds a solution that will keep the environment green, and ensure the capability of the drugstore. However, Lucy’s family is in a personal crisis themselves, with debt for expenses and a sister in college. Will the drugstore ever become “the place” again? Will Lucy’s family have to leave town?

This debut book is a great one indeed. While showing the usual ups and downs of being a teenager, a sense of responsibility and independence is introduced.

-Nirmeet B., 10th grade

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