Monday, February 7, 2011

Pink by Lili Wilkinson

Ava has a secret. She is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultra-radical 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.

Transferring to Billy Hughes School for Academic Excellence is the perfect chance to try on a new identity. But just in case things don't work out, Ava is hiding her new interests from her parents, and especially from her old girlfriend.

Secrets have a way of being hard to keep, though, and Ava 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.

Love. Love. Love. Love.
Pink was so amazing. It took me awhile to get into, but once I did- I couldn’t stop reading. Pink was first published in Australia last year (I think it was last year, it may have been in 2009) and all of the Australian reviewers I follow have said that they love it. When I received Pink, I couldn’t wait to start it. I read it straight through and was in awe.
Wilkinson wrote an amazing debut that leaves me wanting to read more of her writing. The characters in Pink were so real. I easily related to most of them. Wilkinsons’ writing is witty, spunky, and addicting. Though this novel is light and fun, it also covers some deeper issues that many teens today are faced with. Things like sexuality, independence, and betrayal are all talked about in this novel. Though the slightly girly title may turn you off, don’t be fooled. Pink is an emotional, intriguing story that everyone should read.

FTC- Publisher.


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

gahhhh I'm DYING to read this, and I'm so glad to see such a great review for it!

Awesome review :)

Khadija said...

I am also dying to read this one and very jelous that you've read it already! Thanks for the review!

Come check out my interview with author Courtney Summers?

Liana said...

this is on my list

the Vintage Bookworm said...

:) I've heard this is amazing! I've been wanting to read it since seeing the cover.

I'm so glad you loved it! Great review. :)

Can't wait to read this myself.