I just finished reading The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder for a Teen Book Scene review.
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 book was the typical "Mean Girls" style of book. There's the clique of girls with a ringleader who had some trauma growing up and has turned into an evil witch. Then there's a new girl introduced into the group, becomes part of them, only to be later shunned. Then she realizes that the group is morally wrong and stands up to them and the ringleader. And The Lipstick Laws pretty much went through all of those stages.
I liked April, the new-ish girl. She was funny and had a pretty good head on her shoulders. And Britney was a great girl who we all love to hate. And I loved the Lipstick Lawbreakers. They were a great group of girls.
If you've read any kind of "Mean Girls" book, then you already know the story. But its a fun one nonetheless!
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
The Lipstick Laws will be released on April 4, 2011.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 A to Z Challenge: H
2011 100+ Reading Challenge: 13
2011 ARC Reading Challenge: 11
2011 Debut Author Challenge: 3
2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 11
2011 YA Contemporary Challenge: 2
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Teen Book Scene.