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The Fruit of My Lipstick: Glory Prep Book 2

(Glory Prep #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  187 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Book 2 in the Glory Prep series!

The new year … when a young girl’s heart turns to new beginnings, weight loss, and a new term of chemistry!

New Yorker Gillian Chang returns for her second term at Glory Prep in San Francisco ready to share her faith, dive into her studies, and have fun with her new friends. She may be brilliant—playing half a dozen musical instruments an
Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published January 20th 2015 by Moonshell Books, Inc. (first published August 1st 2008)
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The story was good for it's happy, gratifying ending.
But if you ask me, it just seemed like a repeat of the previous one, only some things were tweaked. I wouldn't have minded so much if I had liked the first one, but it wasn't for me. Annoying bad choices that I can't relate to (Not that I don't make mistakes, but, sheesh, some things are just common sense.), good/bad guy (I really don't care for the bad guy seeming great and ruining the book. Bleh.), ditching friends (So not fun. I always feel
Danielle Turko
Gillian has always been confident and outspoken just ask her mom and nai-nai who think she is sigle handedly ruining her chances at finding a nice Asian husband when she's older. Right now though Gillian is more concerned about getting through her junior winter term. All those AP classes would be much easier if Lucas Hayes wasn't quite so adorable. Everytime he comes around her brain seems to turn to mush. Not only is he incredibly good looking, he's also the smartest guy at school and in line t ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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THE FRUIT OF MY LIPSTICK introduces the reader to Gillian Chang. For those that have read IT'S ALL ABOUT US, you will recall that Gillian is the outspoken Christian roommate of Lissa Mansfield. This is Gillian's story.

Gillian is by far the most verbal of her group of friends. She speaks honestly and openly about matters that are dear to her. That would be her family, her studies, her friends, and her faith. But when Lucas Hayes, most likely the smartest bo
Sep 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Normally, all that Gillian Chang has to worry about is making sure her grades are absolutely perfect. This generally isn’t a problem because Gillian is extremely intelligent, but pressure from her strict parents can get a little tough at times. The last thing Gillian wants to worry about is a guy, particularly after the fiasco Gillian’s best friend Lissa got involved with last term. But then again, love, or at least like, is not something Gillian can prepare for—especially when she finds herself ...more
The titles in this series are great! The story is told in a lively voice full of the enthusiasms and insecurities of a modern teen. Only the first couple pages fall into the explaining trap of first-person fiction when the narrator tells us who everyone is instead of showing the relationships in dialog and action as she does so well in the rest of the book. Instant messaging effectively carries the mystery of who is selling exam answers. Gillian herself is American-born Chinese and her friends p ...more
Jan 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas break is over and we are back at Spencer Academy with Lissa, Gillian, Carly, and Shani. Since Lissa was able to tell her story about Callum in It's All About Us (and Carly will share her story in book 3 - Be Strong and Curvaceous) it is Gillian's turn to come clean about her infatuation with Lucas Hayes - the smartest guy at Spencer Academy.

Lucas is working towards the Physics Olympiad when he and Gillian hook up. Gillian has never had a boyfriend before and is pretty quick to get swe
Jill Williamson
Oct 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gillian Chang is an awesome person. She is brilliant in schoolwork, gifted in music, and totally in love with God. People love her for her outgoing and tell-it-like-it-is personality. When Lucas Hayes, the smartest guy in the school, takes an interest in her, Gillian is love struck. But the more time she spends with Lucas, the more she realizes that she doesn’t measure up. Determined to be everything Lucas needs in a girlfriend, Gillian starts to make changes. When her friends call her on it, sh ...more
Sep 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm still not liking the "it's all about us" premise, which is repeated throughout the book, using those exact words. I get it--that's what the series is called. Move on. Now that I've got my obligatory complaining about YA novels out of the way (I don't know why I do it), I will say that I thought this was a well written book.

The main character was a little hard to like at times, and I kept wondering why these teens in these novels are always so stupid. Why can't they see what everybody else se
This book was very interesting. The book is mostly about a girl attending college, Gillian Chang. She comes back from break ready to take her exams but is distracted because of love. She starts dating this guy, that is not only good looking but has a good education, his name is Lucas Hayes. But she cant help but be distracted by him. Not only is she's being distracted but she has a vert strict family and there counting on her to study very hard to pass her exams. The main exam she is struggling ...more
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is really such a bore
Reading it is just a chore
In this book the main character is like
"OMG! My first kiss was on a hike
My boyfriend has no time for me
But that's just cause he's really busy
I have no common sense but hey
I'm Ivy League bound anyway
The headmaster thinks I'm a hacker
But how could that be since I'm a slacker
In reality I'm incompetent
So I'll take that as a compliment
I have lot's of designer clothes
Cuz that's all I really know
They say say I'm good at chemistry
But for that I ac
now about the series:
ohmygosh! this is one of the best chicklit series I've read in a while. it has real life problems and temptations and even forgiving friends when they royally screw up.

*if it interests anyone....contest on my blog for books1&2*
that's what I meant when I clicked on the copy to sell/swap button.
Lexi Muhlenbeck
Jun 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd book in a young adult Christian novel series. The 4 group of girl friends go to a posh boarding school called Spencer Academy in Cali. Each book has one of the girls narrate and it deals with a struggle they go through as teenage girls living in a non-Christian environment. Love these books because they are wholesome and entertaining.
May 10, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was cute, but not my favorite in the series. The story was a little too obvious, even for me. And the assult/abusive boyfriend could have been played out a bit more to really show girls how easy it is to get in that situation, how to recognize it, and how to get out. And the importance of going to the authorities or a trusted adult.
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the 2nd book in the series. Can't wait for book 3. ...more
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
OK YA book set in a boarding school. I feel like teens would connect better with this one than adults.
Hawraa alsaedi
it fun,and adventerous
Jul 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frikkin Uh-Mazing!
I got this as a present and it looks pretty good.
Ann Miller
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well-written YA read with an excellent plot and message. Adina has a knack for bringing characters to life. A pleasure to read.
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Shelley Adina is the author of 24 novels published by Harlequin, Warner, and Hachette, and a dozen more published by Moonshell Books, Inc., her own independent press. She writes steampunk and contemporary romance as Shelley Adina, and as Adina Senft, writes Amish women’s fiction. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, where she teaches as adjunct fa ...more

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Glory Prep (6 books)
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