Pink

Pink

by Lili Wilkinson
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Pink by Lili Wilkinson

Ava is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultraradical politics, and ultrablack clothing. She's ready to try something new—she's even ready to be someone new. Someone who fits in, someone with a gorgeous boyfriend, someone who wears pink.

But Ava soon finds that changing herself is more complicated than changing her wardrobe. Even getting involved in the school musical raises issues she never imagined. As she faces surprising choices and unforeseen consequences, Ava wonders if she will ever figure out who she really wants to be.

Pink received an American Library Association Stonewall Award Honor for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061926549
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,010,835
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Lili Wilkinson was first published when she was twelve, in Voiceworks magazine. After studying creative arts at Melbourne University, Ms. Wilkinson began working for the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria, where she managed a website for teens about books and reading. She spends most of her time reading and writing books for teens, but when she's not doing that, she's usually hanging out with friends, watching DVDs, and making monsters out of wool. Pink is her U.S. debut.

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Pink 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i was at my local library looking at the new books section and i saw this book. i picked it up intrigued and i read the description. i decided to check it out and boy am i glad i did. it really explores a different type of book and is perfect for anyone looking for a good read
Reagan Todd More than 1 year ago
so far this book is really good im on the 6th chapter and it really good!!! i xan hardly put it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. Ava the main charecter is struggling to find her place in the world. I'm 13 and i thought itwas appropriate for me. Pretty good!! A few tgings happened in th plot that wern't followed up on in the next chapter. Not enough to notice though. Grade:B
epicrat More than 1 year ago
I forget where I first heard about pink, but I knew that I had to read it and I knew that I loved its slick cover design. Fast forward a year to now, and I can regretfully say that pink is the book I should have read sooner than later because it is one of those rare sock-rocking books that make up for all the reading FAIL! in my TBR pile. THE GOOD BITS {Girl cut from a different cloth} I loved the concept of Ava trying to figure out not only her identity, but also her sexuality. For some teenagers, these might be one and the same and quite obvious, but I think Ava represents those in-betweeners who feel alone in their indecision and uncertainties. Is she still a feminist if she likes the color pink? How can she crush on a boy when she is involved with a girl? Can two girls be friends if one of them is a lesbian? Is it too late to change your mind and/or change teams? Lili Wilkinson treads carefully and thoughtfully as the teenagers try to figure out themselves as well as each other in this whole crazy mess we fondly label as “high school.” {You eat, sleep, and breathe tech} There are no words to explain why I have such high regards to theater techies. I never really buried myself into the gritty underbelly of theater since it definitely required more commitment than I could handle in high school, but I could feel its allure. Set changes are the BEST. THING. EVER! to watch. In pink, I loved the cranky old stage manager, the geeky banter and random “would you rather” questions, and can I get a shout-out to Boys from the Dwarf? These were my people, and I always love watching the main character fall in love with them too. pink is a homage to techies out there, and I loved every moment of it! {Think PINK} This color pops up a lot in this book, and I love how the ending comes together for Ava, her girlfriend, and her classmates. The story begins with a pink sweater of incredible softness – what Ava deems as “normal” clothes and not the black chicness that her parents and girlfriend prefer. As a former pink-hater, I too can appreciate Ava’s embrace of the pink. Sure, it may be considered the color of girly power, but in the end it is just a color – and if we want to wear said color, it does not necessarily lead to simpering or emotional trainwrecks. In this book, pink becomes Ava’s trademark – it may have started out as a way to feel normal, but pink is the color that makes her happy inside. THE BAD BITS {Nothing} If there were any bad bits to this story, Lili Wilkinson just tickled me pink with everything else that I don’t remember them. Maybe that the ending tied together a little too perfectly? But, honestly, I wouldn’t have imagined it any other way. THE OVERALL Why did I wait so long to have my socks rocked by pink? I am not sure, but I am hoping that YOU do not waste any more time! The characters are far from perfect, but together they paint such a heartfelt and honest picture of the confusion everyone goes through in life. I laughed a lot, cried some, and enjoyed the entirety of pink – and when I reached the last page, I sighed with such satisfaction for a story well done!
Lauren Curnutte More than 1 year ago
I win this book in book firm through a contest, but it's awesome! I would have paid money fo it without hesitation! I reccomend it to anyone! It's interesting and very addicting. I highly reccomend you at least read the sample.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Party! He smirks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can i come-christian;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im here ill be back i have to take ashower
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want some too..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*smiles* hey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are everywhere lol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay, I was kind of dissapointed. I finished it in a few hours. It was really funny at parts, so it was worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Notices alex and cant stop
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in wearing a black tho<_>ng and a skim<_>py lacey black br<_>a that is making her boo<_>bs bigger
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Angi walked in yawning...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I meant to say im bi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He smirks. "Whatever. Go back to playing with those girls."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
walks in a short black dress and a black heels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in.
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Liam...