Review: The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder

The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder

Copy Courtesy of Netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Released: April 4, 2011

Nobody ever really notices April at school so when Britney Taylor, the unofficial queen of the school, takes April under her wing, April is thrilled. Before she knows it, April is subject to every whim of Britney's and inducted into obeying the Lipstick Laws.

Yet another high school unknown picked up by the popular girl, and it turns out to be a nightmare for the unknown. The concept is less than brilliant, and I would even call it cliche. The execution of the story is also just about what you would expect.

April is weak-willed in the face of sudden popularity and shows no spine for most of the first half of the book. Then, she follows a very predictable turn of events which I won't elaborate here since it would "spoil" the book although I think any reasonably intelligent reader can figure out the outcome. Britney is your typical popular queen bitch, and the back story on how she got there is hardly special

If perhaps this was the first book you had EVER read with this concept, then it would be a decent book. Otherwise, really it's just a not new take on a story about how popularity isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

Star Rating: 1.5/5.0

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Hm, thanks for the honest review. I agree that the unknown turned popular stories are cliche. I think I'll skip this one.


Doesn't sound like something I would enjoy.
Predictable + cliche = no thanks.
Thank you for honesty in your review.


Reading my first review of yours, and really liking the candid thoughts. And its short. Thanks for those things :)


@Melissa Thanks for dropping by! I hope you continue to stick around ^.^


Well for starters the cover wasn't doing it for me, and now reading your review well...yeah no.


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