Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned

Saturday, August 25, 2012
I’m fully aware that was pretty heartless on my part. But when you’re the new girl in town, you have to fend for yourself. And I’m smart enough to know that friends like that are not an asset. Does that make me a mean girl? No, I reassure myself as I walk into my lit class, taking a seat in the front row. It simply means I’m a survivor.

Book: Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned (TrueColors Series #12)by Melody Carlson, NavPress, 2007
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 13-19
Subjects: Popularity, Friendship, Bullying, Alcohol
Summary: It doesn’t take Reagan long to squeeze her way into the popular crowd. Being a cheerleader at her former school certainly didn’t hurt matters. Now she’s on the squad with the most popular girls in the school. So is another new girl. The trouble is that the ring leader of the popular crowd did NOT make it. So someone’s got to go. Reagan’s determined to do what it takes to keep her place. The trouble is that keeping her place in the popular crowd means pushing someone else out. How far will someone truly go to maintain status?
Notes: This is one the books in the True Colors series, a set of books showing major issues teens today have to face. The character is thrown into the situation and someone in the story shows them how God would have someone respond to the situation. In this story, a new girl in town moves onto the cheerleading squad and straight into the popular crowd. But keeping her status with the popular girls means she has to be a part of the bullying of someone else. It’s not until someone truly gets hurt through a drinking party that Reagan starts to see what really matters and what truly makes a “Class A” friend.  A neighbor girl next door shares the Gospel with her and demonstrates true friendship, both to Reagan and to Reagan’s grandma.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 18:24 – A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.


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