Monday, August 10, 2009

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

Characters: 17/20
Plot: 18/20
Originality: 18/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 18/20
Overall: 90/100 or A
When Emily Carson's parents die in a plane crash, she is left with nothing, but her mother's last words left on the tray table in lipstick: “Emily, please forgive me.”
Now it is fall and Emily is living with her makeup artist in New York City. She atracts two boys, the cute, popular Owen, and her quirky chemistry partner, Anthony. One makes her forget and the other one helps remember and find the truth to her mother's last words. So, that she can come to terms with the truth.
Lipstick Apology is full of quirky characters. Aunt Jolie and Trent were so funny together, I could read a book just about them. Emily was interesting and had depth like real teenangers. I also liked how Jabaley showed how easy friendship is and how complex romantic relationships are to have a real one. The plot was sweet, yet intense. The love story was a wonderful touch to the story of Emily finding herself. It was original. Jabaley is an amazing writer and I can't wait for more from her in the future. Lipstick Apology is great for an intense, yet fun read.


  1. I have this one on my TBR pile, and I can't wait to start! Great review, Sarah. :)

  2. I agree--this one was great! The ending was a bit cheesy, but I loved it. Trent and Jolie were great backup characters!


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