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Posted July 6, 2009
LIPSTICK APOLOGY follows 16-year-old Emily, whose parents die in a plane crash on their way to California. In the rubble, rescuers find a tray table with the words " Emily, please forgive me" written in lipstick. Emily has no idea what her mother meant, and she goes into a depressed slump trying to figure it out.
Eventually, three months later, she moves to New York to live with her aunt, Jolie, a famous make-up artist. Despite having totally different lives, Jolie and Emily try to bond over take-out food and good movies.
In New York, Emily starts at a new school where she is befriended by two popular girls, Lindsey and Andi, and a not-so-popular guy named Anthony. She is also head-over-heels in lust for the most popular boy in school - Owen.
But is Owen all he's made out to be? Or is he just a great distraction from the real problems in Emily's life?
Deciphering her mother's message really takes a toll on Emily, but when she finally finds out what her mother meant, she'll have to ask herself, does she really want to know?
This is a great read, and you'll root for Emily the whole way through.
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Posted March 25, 2013
As she's dancing on her kitchen counter, she isn't thinking about anything but the fun she's having. Then Emily Carson is watching the news. The plane her parents were on crashed! The only thing left was a tray table with the words "EMILY PLEASE FORGIVE ME," in lipstick. Now Emily is living in New York and everything is new. Her new school's swim champ has his eyes on her. Her chemistry partner isn't bad either. Now her big worry is which one to choose.
This book hits hard with a very deep message to kids. Jennifer Jabaley handled this subject matter with grace and dignity. The characters are ones you'd see anywhere in the world. Emily is a very relate-able character and what she deals with, children handle every day.
I found no issues with this one.
I gave this book 5 cheers out of 5 for originality and creativity.
Reviewed by Holly Baron age 12.
~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
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Posted June 22, 2012
Good book but the supporting character Georgia is in another book called crush control by jennifer jabaley. Seriously its like the same person!!!!! She is obsessed with soaps... has curly hair.... is named georgiaa.... is the main characters best friend.......odd.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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this story was awesome- although the writing was a little childish (i hate when authors use capital letters... there are other ways to let the readers know that the characters are screaming) it was romantic, and it kept you guessing. i loved the whole thing, and i read it very quickly. this was a new take on romance and making discoveries... very refreshing.
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Posted March 20, 2011
I read this from the library and I love it!!! I love how Emily fell for Anthony, the nerdy like boy over the most popular guy in school. That's true love! I higly recommend this book!
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Posted March 13, 2011
Posted October 11, 2010
I bought this book on Saturday and finished it by Sunday afternoon! It was the best book I have read in my life! It was funny and made me laugh but still made me cry with all that Emily has to go through! Such a good book! It was perfect for any teen girl wanting to escape from their own drama! :) Thank you Jennifer for writing such a good book! :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted February 28, 2010
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Ok so when I went to the store and saw this book, I didnt know if I should buy it. I had never heard of it so I hadnt read any reviews about it. But I decided to buy it anyway and i am soooo happy that I did. I never wanted to put this book down. I would stay up all night trying to read it. If you like stories about teen romances and teen lives then you should read this. I hope the author writes many more. I LOVED IT!! =DWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 13, 2010
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Posted December 14, 2009
im not sure if i just got a misprint or what, but my book has 2 chapter 32's. they match up but the numbers are wrong. is this supposed to be like this?
other than that, EXCELLENT book. i couldn't put it down!