(ARC Review) The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder

March 28, 2011 4 flames 0

Author: Amy Holder
Source: Gifted from friend

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Graphia (April 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780547363066
ISBN-13: 978-0547363066


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?


The Lipstick Laws reminded me of the movies Mean Girls and Heathers all rolled into one.  It had the popular clique that everyone wants to be apart of that you can only join with invitation.  When Britney gets the chance to join the popular Lipstick Girls, she is wary but excited.  She has been warned by her best friend, who moved away, to stay away from them.  Yet, Britney can’t refuse joining the exclusive group and becoming something more than a nobody in school. 
The Lipstick Laws is a quick and fun read that left me remembering high school days from long ago.  The thrill of the popular crowd actually noticing you can be quite alluring.  I like how the author made Britney kind of wary of the group, yet at the same time she was excited about finally becoming a person in school that would be noticed.  While I didn’t like the way she treated Delvin, and was cheering for them to be a couple, I think the way Britney acted towards him at the end of the book was a great way to give her the wake up call she needed.  I never could stand her attraction with Matt because he just seemed like the typical guy who only goes for the boobs and popularity status. 
While the ending was not the one I was expecting or craving, it did end on a note of maturity with Britney finally becoming the girl I wanted her to be.  If you are fan of the author, or if you just want a book that is fun and quick, then The Lipstick Laws is one you will want to grab.  Long live the Lipstick Lawbreakers! 

Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS

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