Pink by Lili Wilkinson

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Ava wants a new start with a new school, a new look, and new friends but she’s not ready to give up her old life yet. Ava needs to figure out for herself who she really is.

Wilkinson, Lili. Pink. HarperCollins Publishers, 2011. 310 pages. Hardcover. $16.99, ISBN 978-0061926532

Did you ever wish you could just start over? Get a new look, go to a new school, and make some new friends. That’s what sixteen-year old Ava did when she left the high school she attended with her girlfriend Chloe and enrolled at the Billy Hughes School for Academic Excellence.

“As I walked up the gravel drive, I felt like a princess. I was Cinderella, finally out of the cellar and off to the ball. I’d spent my Christmas money on clothes and wore new jeans and a fitted white shirt under my beautiful pink argyle cashmere sweater. After a long afternoon at the hairdresser’s getting the black stripped out, my hair was as glossy and swooshy as a shampoo commercial. When I’d looked at my reflection in the mirror this morning, I’d barely recognized the pretty, brown-haired girl smiling back at me from under perfectly mascara’d lashes.”

What could be better than a new start? Everything would be perfect now for Ava, or would it?

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American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards Honor Book, 2012

Highly Commended, Barbara Jefferis Award

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