Lucy Desberg lives with her mom and grandmother in Old Mill, Connecticut and works in the family pharmacy. It’s Lucy’s job to stock shelves and open the mail, which is how she found out that the pharmacy is in danger of closing–bills haven’t been paid! With her knowledge of all things beauty, Lucy helps the homecoming queen when she stumbles into the pharmacy with a pre-dance hair disaster. Word gets out that Lucy knows her way around the makeup counter, and she finds herself making-up kids for school dances. Joining the Earth Club at school with her best friend Sunny, Lucy discovers a grant to save the pharmacy—opening a green spa. By saving the pharmacy Lucy saves her family.
This is a timely discussion of money issues and the green movement wrapped up in fun. Lucy is a likable character who wants to be taken seriously; saving the day is a common theme for this age group and Lucy finds a creative way to help her family. Each chapter starts with a beauty tip that coincides with what is going on in that chapter. There’s a bit of romance in it as well. An all around good read.
My Life in Pink and Green has 267 pages and is for grades 4 – 7. SH 7.09