Sunday, December 12, 2010
Review of The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
The Lipstick Laws - Amy Holder's debut novel - is set to be released on the 4th of April, 2011. I was lucky enough to be accepted to read an advanced copy of this book by NetGalley on behalf of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
April's beginning her sophomore year completely friendless after her best - and only - friend moved away. So when the most popular girl in school, Britney Taylor, befriends her, who cares how horrible she is? She's April's ticket to popularity.
But when Britney reveals the Lipstick Laws - laws that her friends must obey in order to stay her friends - April starts to wonder if it's all worth it.
April's a character any girl can identify with - insecure and just looking to be accepted. Britney Taylor is also the girl that everyone knew in high school - mean, popular. The Lipstick Laws is a new take on the same high school stock characters.
The Lipstick Laws tells a story about trying to fit in, friendship, and staying true to yourself. It also broaches the subject of karma, implying that bad people will get what's coming to them eventually. The characters in The Lipstick Laws go so far as to help karma along.
The Lipstick Laws is written in a light-hearted and often humorous tone. It's a short read, at only 240 pages, and the perfect light read; something to curl up with on a lazy weekend.
I give The Lipstick Laws 3 out of 5, and recommend it to anyone who liked the movie Mean Girls.