Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pink by Lili Wilkinson - Review

Ava wears black, has a sophisticated girlfriend, and radical parents. But isn't sure this is who she wants to be. So she applies to a private school, tells everyone her parents are making her do this, and tries out a new persona. This time she wears pink and wonders what it would be like to kiss a guy. And when she doesn't get a part in the school musical, she joins the stage crew. And as Ava struggles to work out who she is, she finds that she can't juggle both personas, and keep so many secrets, without hurting the people she most wants to please.

It's a riotous look at the complexities of being true to yourself while trying to fit in, full of self doubt, honesty, and compassion. And is very, very funny.

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