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Pink

Wilkinson, Lili (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Sixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality--and sexual orientation--at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty.
Authors: Wilkinson, Lili, 1981-
Title: Pink
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lili Wilkinson
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality--and sexual orientation--at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty.
ISBN: 0061926531
9780061926532
Branch Call Number: y WILKINSON 2011
Subject Headings: Australia Juvenile fiction Families Australia Juvenile fiction Sexual orientation Juvenile fiction Theater Juvenile fiction Schools Juvenile fiction High schools Juvenile fiction Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction Identity (Psychology) Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Families
Sexual orientation
Theater
Schools
High schools
Interpersonal relations
Identity (Psychology)
LCCN: 2010009389
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Sixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality--and sexual orientation--at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty.


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Feb 15, 2013
  • nypl_115th_street rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ava wants to wear pink, which isn’t a crime; or is it? The book centers around this. She secretly buys a cashmere sweater that she hides in the back of her closet (I’m not sure if that was suppose to be a metaphor but it worked for me). She secretly gets it out, all the while scared that her parents will bust into her room and catch her. Opening it she peels back the green sticker and pink paper( at which point I kept thinking it was something out of pulp fiction and the glowing brifecase) and there it was the pink sweater.

Here are a few reasons why I liked the book and this is in no particular order:

The cover, just look at it, it’s beautiful in it’s simplicity
The writing. The writing was dare I say witty, sharp and funny.
The teens smoked and drank.
The characters (at least some of them) were not all beautiful, this story was like a goulash.
The fact that it did not take place in America, yes there are teens in other countries that are fun to read about.
And last but not least, there were adults in the book, which is novel considering in some YA books there are no adults let alone parents. The parents are away somewhere unknown that is sometimes never explained, or just not around but made mention of. Five adults, who at times had recurring roles.

I do like this book enough to recommend it to teens. I give it 4 ½ pick cashmere sweaters.

Slow at some parts but a really fast read!

Apr 03, 2011
  • beebopp9 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love how this book deals with finding communities and the pressure to shape yourself to fit the community you find instead of just romantic/sexual orientation. Great characters as well!

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Mar 20, 2013
  • nypl_115th_street rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

nypl_115th_street thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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