My Life in Pink & Green: Pink & Green Book One (Pink & Green #1)
Twelve-year-old Lucy Desberg is a natural problem-solver. At her familyâ€™s struggling pharmacy, she has a line of makeover customers for every school dance and bat mitzvah. But all the makeup tips in the world wonâ€™t help save the business. If only she could find a way to make it the center of town againâ€”a place where people want to spend time, like in the old days. Lu...more
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Lisa Greenwald has a nice combination of things going on in her debut novel MY LIFE IN PINK & GREEN. Put together "green" living to save the earth, the trials and tribulations of being a 7th-grade girl, and the financial stress of running a family business, and you have a real page-turner.
Lucy will be the third generation owner of a family pharmacy - that is if her mother and grandmother can keep the store going against the com ...more
The Old Mill Pharmacy sounds like the perfect place to hang out, and Lucy is determined to revive the aging establishment’s popularity in her town before it’s too late. While ...more
There are a few books that I think stand up well over time. I don't know that this is one. She's 12 but she doesn't talk or act like any 12 year old I know (and I know a few. A whole troop of 12 year olds!) I'm glad she was so invested in her family's business but I couldn't help but think this fell into the typical absentee parents that so many young adult books fall into. Her mom was pretty outrageous and she seemed almost "anti" bei ...more
This book is about a girl who's family doesn't have much money. She is really struggling. Her family ...more
My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald stars Lucy, one of the spunkiest and smartest 12 year olds I've ever read about. She has a mother that still lives at home and a grumpy grandmother who is trying to hold their finances together. They all work/live in a pharmacy ...more
Lucy Desberg is a 12 year old girl who opens the family mail and realizes they are about to lose their pharmacy. Business isn't good anymore because people are going to big box stores to purchase groceries and fill their prescriptions at the same time. One of her hobbies is playing around with and applying makeup on her older sister. Eventually she decides to use these skills to help the yo ...more
by Lisa Greenwald
Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a recycling fool. If I could “Go Green” all the way and minimize my impact on the Earth (otherwise known as my carbon signature) I would. It's hard work sometimes, lugging dirty plastic and smelly cardboard to the recycling center, but I feel good about doing it even though my friends sometimes tease me. So what does going green have to do with a pharmacy that is best known for its cosmetics and Lucy, its young ...more
Lucy she is 13 years old and she wants to start this echo spa for her family to raise money
Sunny is 12 years old she is Lucy's best friend and she wants to help Lucy with the echo spa and also has a crush on a boy
Claudia is Lucy's older sister she is 19 years old and she also wants to help Lucy but Claudia is in college at Northwestern and can't come home and help Lucy
Jill is Lucy and Claudia's mom and she wants to help Lucy but she's really busy taking care if the house.
Conflict: In ...more
A Yale graduate who lives in her mothers house, with her two daughters, and helps run an old fashion drug store (think medicine, soda fountain, and cosmetics). A 7th grade girl who can fix any hair/beauty problem with her mad skills (and a bottle "Fix-a-Frizz). A best friend with an obnoxious brother, a red rec room, and an extensive collection of hindu figurines.
Although some may relate to the economic struggles the family faces, as they attempt to make mortgage ...more
Enchanting story with a strong female protagonis ...more
I think that the book is very entertaining to read, i love the story, characters an ...more
Un till after the local homecoming queen came into there pharmacy with a beauty disaster that lucy fixed she had a line of girls makeup to do for all the school dances.
lucy has a solution to fix the pharmacy, but will her mother and grandmother stop fighting and lisen to 12 year old ...more
This is a cute book. Lucy is likeable (if a little too good to be true) and I love the "feel" of the pharmacy. It makes me think of a beach read for 5th - ...more
I think anyone who enjoys stories about strong, smart girls, ...more
This was an enjoyable story and if I probably would have loved it as a kid. I listened to the audio and the narrator captured Lucy perfectly. Lucy is a bit of a Mary Sue, so while I think it would appeal to middle schoolers and has ...more
that a famous journalist (maybe Barbara Walters) is interviewing me.
The only thing is, I'm making up the questions.
If you think of any other questions you'd like me to answer, send me an email and ask away!
Q. Where did you grow up?
A. I lived in Fairfield, Connecticut until the end of fifth grade and then I moved to Roslyn Heights ...more