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From the Publisher"Top student Erin has her sights on one of the five slots for her AP art history class's summer trip to Italy. Her best friend, Lindsay, just wants Megan, the class bully, to leave her alone. Stylish, outgoing Samantha is fiercely loyal to both Erin and Lindsay. Their friendship takes a turn for the paranormal when Erin receives a pink crystal ball and a set of cryptic instructions after her aunt's death. Erin's questions to the ball about school and boys start to come true, but not quite in the ways she hoped. Too late, she figures out that the ball's magic is limited, but by then she's made a mess of school and her personal relationships... Academic success remains at the forefront of Erin's mind, but as the pink crystal ball works its magic, she grows as a student and a friend, becoming more self-reliant. Fun for budding occultists and romantics alike. (Paranormal chick lit. 12 & up) " - Kirkus
"The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball is one of those books that's a fun change from the current darker paranormal out there now.
" - Young Adults Books Central Blog
"Green's novel has a touch of romance but is rooted in Erin's relationship with her best friends, Lindsay and Samantha. It has some similar elements to Maureen Johnson's 13 Little Blue Envelopes—both feature teens set on a path of self-discovery due to the bequest of a recently deceased aunt... Readers will respond to Erin's growth and understanding, and her decision to control her own destiny.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL
" - School Library Journal
"It's nice to have a book about fairly normal girls in a fairly normal situation. Erin is the smart one. Samantha is the sexy one, sexy enough to attract the attention of the lead singer of a band but still normal enough to have a crush on a boy who doesn't like her back. Lindsay is the "Nicest Girl Ever"... Just as Erin shouldn't equate "normal" with "boring," so, too, is her story not boring. Take the boy. At first Erin sees Jesse Cooper as a boy who is "going for a spiky punk rock thing that seems thirty years too late and might have been hot once but now is just... confusing." Erin falls for Jesse (and who wouldn't, he has the whole artsy guy in cool clothes thing going on) and also falls out of her preconceived notions about him and other people. Falling for a hot guy at a punk rock concert that involves crowd-surfing? Not boring at all. Her work at school involves art history which will lead some readers to wonder, wait, is that painting they are describing real? Where is the art museum closest to my house? And as for her friends' problems, nothing is ever simple when it comes to boys and bullies.
—Liz Burns, A Chair, A Fireplace & a Tea Cozy (an SLJ blog)" - School Library Journal blog
"Uncertain romance, mean girls, and a nefarious computer geek beset Erin and her friends as the struggle to manage the power of the crystal ball... This book will be well received by readers looking for light romantic comedy, as well as a celebration of sisterhood. — Diane Colson, VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) " - VOYA