Bound To Stay Bound

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 Pink & green is the new black (Pink & green)
 Author: Greenwald, Lisa

 Publisher:  Amulet Books (2014)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 263 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 400516 ISBN: 9781419712258
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Cosmetics -- Fiction
 Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction

Price: $20.74

Lucy Desberg is in eighth grade and she's determined to make this year perfect. Over the course of the year, though, her talent for makeup and problem-solving will be put to the test, as she starts to make decisions about the type of person--and girlfriend and friend and daughter and sister--that she wants to be.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.10
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 170981
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 14.0   Quiz: 71402

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/14)
   School Library Journal (10/01/14)
   Booklist (10/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2014 Gr 4–6—Now in eighth grade, Lucy Desberg, who turned her family's pharmacy into an eco-friendly spa earlier in the series, has plenty on her mind: dating, dances, and boys. Infused with beauty and makeup references and peppered with "Lucy's [tips] for surviving eighth grade," Greenwald's latest has an intimate, "girl to girl" feel that will resonate with those on the verge of teen (and tween)hood. - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 10/01/2014 Eighth-grader Lucy is back and doing her best to balance her efforts to understand her maybe-boyfriend’s mixed messages, her classmates’ needs to be part of the teenage social whirl, and her family members’ realistic dynamics. Along the way to convincing her middle-school cafeteria to go green and getting her best friend to communicate honestly with her, Lucy figures out how to promote the family’s beauty spa as part of making the eighth-grade masquerade a success. Lucy’s adventures continue to offer peer readers emotional wisdom tied to credible examples of the ties that bind, bend, and reconnect as kids move from early to middle adolescence. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.

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