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My Life in Pink & Green
by Lisa Greenwald


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.
F&P level: T
F&Pgenre: RF"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780810983526
  • ISBN-10: 0810983524
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publish Date: March 2009
  • Page Count: 267
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Business, Careers, Occupations
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - Environment

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 48.
  • Review Date: 2009-01-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Displaying a lively familiarity with the topics of makeup, makeovers and adolescent angst, Greenwald makes a bright debut with this timely story. Prospects look grim for the Old Mill Pharmacy run by 12-year-old Lucy's mother and grandmother. In order to drum up more sales, Lucy decides to offer customers beauty tips and free makeup applications. Although her efforts prove somewhat fruitful, her best idea comes after she joins her school's earth club: what if they add an eco-spa to the pharmacy? Like the recent Teashop Girls, also about an enterprising preteen trying to save a family business, this novel takes an upbeat approach to serious issues—money struggles and impending foreclosure—underscoring the optimistic message that one individual can make a difference. Ages 10–14. (Mar.)

 
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