Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas

Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas

by Andrea Pyros


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Twelve-year-old Josephine has a lot on her plate, best friend issues, first crush issues, divorced parent issues, twin brother issues . . . and then her mom hits her with news that shakes her to her core: a breast cancer diagnosis. Josephine doesn't want anyone to know, not even her best friend. Sharing the news means it's actually real, and that's something she's not ready to face. Plus it would mean dealing with the stares and pity of her classmates. She got enough of that when her parents split up. Unfortunately for Josephine, her twin brother, Chance, doesn't feel the same way. And when Chance dyes his hair pink to support his mom, the cat is out of the bag. Suddenly Josephine has to rethink her priorities. Does getting an invite to the party of the year matter when your mom is sick? And what if it does matter? Does that make her a monster?

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ISBN-13: 9781684460281
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 507,619
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Andrea Pyros is the author My Year of Epic Rock, which was called “a perfect read for anyone who feels BFF-challenged” by Booklist and “a charming addition to upper elementary and middle school collections”  by School Library Journal. Andrea is a contributor to the popular website, From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors and has written extensively for young adults, starting with her stint as co-founder of the pop culture website Girls on Film and then as a senior-level editor at a variety of teen magazines.     A native of New York City, Andrea now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and their two children. For more information, visit her at


A voicey, emotional, humorous middle grade novel The likeable narraror is equal parts funny, flawed, and brave Focuses on relatable issues for middle-grade and teen readers, particularly girl readers Serious topics, including cancer and divorce, are handled in a realistic, honest manner Andrea Pyros's first book, My Year of Epic Rock, was published by Sourcebooks in 2014, and she's currently collaborating on a kidlit project with adult writer Curtis Sittenfeld for Random House Kids. She's also a freelance writer, former teen magazine staffer, and a contributor to the popular blog From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors.

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