- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Publication Date: October 7, 2014
- Price: $16.95
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 1-4197-1225-X
- EAN: 9781419712258
- Page Count: 280
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World English
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Lucy Desberg is in eighth grade, and she’s determined to make this year perfect. Over the course of the year, though, her talents for makeup and problem-solving will be put to the test.
On the outside, things couldn’t be better: her family’s spa is doing well, and she has a boyfriend, Yamir. But Yamir’s in high school now, and Lucy’s too embarrassed to admit that he hasn’t called her in weeks. To take her mind off him, she throws herself into planning the eighth-grade masquerade, using her makeup skills to rally her classmates. But as she soon learns, ignoring a problem does not make it go away. It’s destined to pop up at the worst possible time.
Lucy’s resourcefulness will be put to the test as she grows up and starts making decisions about the type of person—and girlfriend and friend and daughter and sister—that she wants to be.
"Lucy's inimitably irrepressible manner makes her a fine guide through the shoals of early adolescence."— Kirkus Reviews
"Greenwald’s latest has an intimate, “girl to girl” feel that will resonate with those on the verge of teen (and tween)hood."— School Library Journal
"Lucy’s personality continues 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."— Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist
About the author
Lisa Greenwald is the author of Welcome to Dog Beach, Reel Life Starring Us, Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes, and the Pink & Green series. She works in the library at the Birch Wathen Lenox School in Manhattan. She is a graduate of The New School’s MFA program in writing for children and lives in Brooklyn. Visit her online at lisagreenwald.com.