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My Summer of Pink & Green

(Pink & Green #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,492 ratings  ·  135 reviews
  At the end of My Life in Pink & Green, Lucy Desberg had just won the grant that would save her family’s pharmacy—and turn it into a modern eco-spa. Now it’s summer, and the work has begun in earnest. Lucy figures that with the spa opening and her sister, Claudia, home, she’ll have a great summer. But her sister brings a new boyfriend, and their investor brings his ex ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Harry N. Abrams (first published March 1st 2013)
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Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
A disappointment after the first book. What happened to the smart, funny, and confident protagonist from My Life in Pink & Green? The only characteristic that remains is the "confident" part, and now she's a bit TOO confident. Sure, she came up with these great ideas to expand her family's business, but she can't expect to be put in charge of the whole spa project! She's in 8th grade, for God's sake! Some things have to be left to the adults. I don't see this character do much more than whin ...more
Chris Halkovic
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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My Summer of Pink and Green- By Lisa Greenwald

“My Summer of Pink and Green” is about a girl named Lucy Desberg who won a grant, to help turn their pharmacy into a modern eco-spa. The construction will take the whole summer, and she’s excited for it to be done, and also that her sister is coming home from college, and it should be a great summer. However, her sister brings home her boyfriend, Bean, and the spa construction is harder than they thought. It isn’t exactly how Lucy planned
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Remember Jane Austin's EMMA ? This is an EMMA story, only the time is changed to now and the place is changed to small East-coast town and the girl with the "projects" is Lucy.

Lucy has BFF trauma, wanna'boyfriend trauma, family trauma, and this-isn't-happening-to-me-I-don't-want-this-friend trauma, not-being-taken-seriously trauma, and eco-issues trauma -- all bundled up into opening a family business for which she won grant funding.

Wow, is that a lot for one girl's summer? Each chapter begins w
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot. I forgot how I felt about the first. I know I liked that too but I can’t remember enough to compare. This one I enjoyed watching he progress of the spa and the different characters Lucy was involved with but it frustrated me how she couldn’t seem to communicate her feelings appropriately to all the people around her and she ended up having to apologize to everyone in the end but no one had to apologize to her! Thought that was a little BS lol. Interested to see how this ...more
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was great! I had to read the first book in the series for English class and I enjoyed it so much that I really wanted to read the second one. This book was awesome. I really recommend this book.
Jasmine K
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
"My Summer of Pink & Green" was a pretty good book! I really enjoyed the plot of this novel. I would definitely recommend this. My favorite character was by far Lucy, I liked how much I could relate to her, she definitely seemed like a real person. Lisa Greenwald described everything in such great detail that I could actually envision the scenes and the setting they took place in. My favorite scene would have to be when their ground breaking of the spa was taking place, Lucy seemed so excite ...more
Abby Castillo
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I think the book ended and left me... questioning what happens next I guess. It ended nicely with Lucy eventually starting to date Yamir but it doesn't have an epilogue which I prefer at the end of a book if it ends the way this one did. The book kind f wrapped everything up which was nice i guess, but it did it very quickly and it felt like the author was just trying to end the book already. This was kind of disappointing considering this was the sequel to "My Life In Pink And Green". I thought ...more
Kaleigh Clow
My Summer in Pink and Green is the sequel to my life in pink and green.In this book the spa is opening and no one seems to want Lucy's help. With her sister and best friends both having boyfriends she feels left out. the new spa organizer is leaving Emma out in what she feels she should be included in. So, Emma decided to give Gary's daughter Bevin a life makeover. will she succeed and will they allow Emma to help out in the spa...
this book is realistic fiction.
Brooke McIntosh
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this book very fast because it's such a good story. It's very organized and was very detailed with lots of great characters and an amazing plot.
Lili Krause
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was okay. In the middle of this book, it got a little boring. I kept reading and it's actually not that bad. I kind of like this book, you should read it!
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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May 31, 2018 rated it liked it
My Summer of Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald is about young Lucy Desberg who is a great problem solver. So far, her summer is going well. She earns a grant that allows her family to sustain their pharmacy and one of her good friends gets her first boyfriend. However, her summer changes very quickly. Her sister and best friend start to hang out with their boyfriends more and more often which leaves Lucy feeling lonely. This ends up forcing her to hang out with the pharmacy's renovator's daughter ...more
Katy Kurtzner
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it

My Summer of Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald is about young Lucy Desberg who is a very good problem solver. So far her summer is going well. She earns a grant that allows her family to sustain their pharmacy and her friend has her first boyfriend. However, her summer changes soon. Her sister and best friend start to hang out with their boyfriends more and this leaves her feeling lonely and this forces her to hang out with the pharmacy's renovator's daughter. She also gets gently pushed aside fr

Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was a young adult novel I picked up at a library kiosk. The main character had won a grant for her family's pharmacy business in book #1, which I have not read. The grant was used to turn part of the business into an eco-spa. The book details the family's life & the building of the spa. It was an okay read, however it was meant for a younger audience that the typical young adult books.
Genny Diehl
I have fond memories of this- it made mini me feel like I could take over the world like Lucy. I think the ending was beautiful and left me content with wanting more. Just now, Years! After reading this, I learn that there’s a 3rd book in this series. I will not be reading it for the sake of maintaining happy memories.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second book to " My life in pink and green " and I think it's pretty good! I would recommend this book to many people! It's a book for a little bit older kids, but it does NOT have any foul words
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
In this installment, Lucy comes off as a snobby, entitled brat - a key example of the sequel not living up to the original, though it did maintain some of the things I loved about the established 'verse.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Although I really liked My Life In Pink and Green I DID NOT enjoy this book. It was very boring and was basically pages and pages of the main character complaining about her life. It was not good and I do not not plan to read the next book.
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't really like this one because even though it's still the same character, the way she deals with things is so annoyingly predictable and I don't like predictable books. I might read the next book, but I'm not sure. if you want to stop at the first book, you can.
Bear Bear
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really good. This book changed me as a reader.
Swaraa Iyer
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very very good. Could not put the book down. I had to read it all the way through!
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Its a very well written book, but i just didn't like it that much.
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's good to see a young person, such as Lucy, trying to help save her family's business.
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is AMAZING! I love it, it really shows and describes her difficultys and there is a great message!
Anugna Parvataneni
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
THis was a very good middle school book.
Katie Fitzgerald
In My Summer of Pink and Green, the sequel to 2009’s My Life in Pink and Green, Lucy Desberg’s family finally begins work on the eco-spa that will attract new business to their aging pharmacy. Lucy is excited, mostly because the eco-spa was her idea, and she is anxious to expand her business as a makeup artist. Unfortunately, what no one has told Lucy is that the family is bringing in a consultant to oversee the spa’s grand opening, and that Lucy’s main role in the entire process will be to hang ...more
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: october-reads
My Summer of Pink and Green is a great book about a young 12yr old girl in the seventh grade surviving a summer with her older sisters new boyfriend to get used to, crushes and difficultly with friends but doesn't mean it's not a great book it's just girl things! It's very girly and fun and if your a girly girl that is in seventh or eighth grade that doesn't like a lot of science fiction or horror, or mystery but age appropriate GIRLY books, this is a great book for you I totally recommend it! I ...more
13 year old Lucy is excited for her summer; her family is finally going to complete the eco-spa she suggested and got a grant for. Things don’t go quite as planned, though. The spa investor hires a spa consultant, and she and everyone else seems determined to keep Lucy out of the project she created. Her best friend Summer has a boyfriend, and no more time for Lucy. Lucy’s college sister, whom Lucy hasn’t seen in a year, brings home a live-in boyfriend with no warning, and also has no time for L ...more
Ella Leifer
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June 2, 2015

Title: My Summer of Pink & Green
Author: Lisa Greenwald

My Summer of Pink & Green, by Lisa Greenwald, is the sequel to My Life in Pink & Green which I previously read. In my opinion, My Summer of Pink & Green is not as good as the first one, for many reasons. Frost, the plot wasn't as interesting. Lucy Desberg, now in 7th grade, is furiously keeping an eye on the clock... It's almost summer! Her sister is going to come back from college and
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