The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
Released Date: April 4, 2011
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 243 (e-ARC)
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?
A story like The Lipstick Laws will always have a place in everyone’s life because admit it or not, at one point in our lives, we’ve experienced that phase where all we want is to fit in and have friends who will accept us and be appreciated. That’s why it’s always nice to read once or twice a book with a storyline like The Lipstick Laws has.
When I first started reading The Lipstick Laws, it strongly reminded me of the movie Mean Girls (one of my all-time favorite movies), the plot were a tad the same but I was glad that as the story progressed it took its own course and it fed my appetite.
I genuinely enjoyed April as a character. She’s very interesting and funny! Sure there were moments where I just felt annoyed with her because she’s such a smart girl with lots of common sense yet all she wants was the attention and impress Britney Taylor, who’s like the Queen Bee of their school. I was relieved when she finally realized how superficial her actions are getting and how she realized and finally understand that there are other things important than having a sesame seed of a chest and what true friends really meant.
My favorite part, I guess, were the scenes with The Lipstick Lawbreakers taking action on Britney Taylor. It was so much fun! Actually, there are lots of laughed out loud moments and wisecracks on this book, so it never gets boring.
Overall, I enjoyed reading The Lipstick Laws. I’m giving this 3 out of 5 stars and I recommend this book to people who enjoyed Mean Girls and The Heathers (like me!) you’ll enjoy The Lipstick Laws! Don’t forget to grab your copy of this book, it’s out now!
*I received this galley free of charge from publisher, Graphia, via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.