Fun, razor-sharp, and moving, Pink - like love - is a many-splendoured thing.
Ava Simpson is trying on a whole new image. Stripping the black dye from her hair, she heads off to the Billy Hughes School for Academic Excellence, leaving her uber-cool girlfriend, Chloe, behind.
Ava is quickly taken under the wing of perky, popular Alexis who insists that: a) she's a perfect match for handsome Ethan; and b) she absolutely must audition for the school musical.
But while she's busy trying to fit in - with Chloe, with Alexis and her Pastel friends, even with the misfits in the stage crew - Ava fails to notice that her shiny reinvented life is far more fragile than she imagined.
A witty, refreshing look at high school and adolescence that obliterates stereotypes along the way. Laugh-out-loud funny, endearing, and heartbreaking.
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
Fit in or be yourself? Wilkinson explores this universal dilemma with just the right mix of sensitivity, ambiguity, insight, wit, and-yes-wisdom. A lovely, funny, and altogether engaging book!
Michael Cart, author of YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE: From Romance to Realism
Commended, The Barbara Jefferis Award
Commended, Stonewall Book Award
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Rainbow Project Book
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