September 9, 2011

The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder

The Lipstick LawsSophomore April Bowers is missing her best friend, Haley, who moved away before the beginning of the school year. With no friends and a non-existent social life, April is desperate to find a way to become one of the popular crowd. When queen bee Brittany Taylor mistakes April for a new girl in gym class, April does not correct her. Brittany invites April to sit with her inner circle at lunch, immediately propelling April into popularity by association. At first April is thrilled to be included, but she soon learns that friendship with Brittany comes at a high cost. She must pledge to follow The Lipstick Laws, a set of unattainable standards Brittany holds her friends to. But April soon tires of trying to follow The Lipstick Laws and decides to join forces with other  “Lipstick Lawbreakers” and teach Brittany a lesson. 


This book reminded me a little of Mean Girls (which is a compliment since I love that movie), but the plot was different enough to keep me interested throughout the story. At times I wanted to smack the main character, but she did show growth and appeared to have matured a bit at the end.  While I felt that the ending was a little rushed, The Lipstick Laws was a fun read about friendship, insecurity, and high school drama with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. 


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