“Lucy Desberg fixes the local homecoming queen's hair crisis in her family's struggling pharmacy and, soon, finds herself giving makeovers to customers. Now, when her mother and grandmother seem to be losing faith, Lucy must find a way to save the pharmacy, go green with the Eco Club, and help her friend deal with a first crush.”
— Grace Firari, The Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop, Fort Atkinson, WI
Twelve-year-old Lucy Desberg is a natural problem-solver. At her family’s struggling pharmacy, she has a line of makeover customers for every school dance and bat mitzvah. But all the makeup tips in the world won’t help save the business. If only she could find a way to make it the center of town again—a place where people want to spend time, like in the old days. Lucy dreams up a solution that could resuscitate the family business and help the environment, too. But will Lucy’s family stop fighting long enough to listen to a seventh-grader?
In a starred review, Kirkus said this novel “successfully delivers an authentic and endearing portrait of the not-quite-teen experience,” and Booklist called it “a warm, uplifting debut.” Readers everywhere have responded to Lucy’s independence and initiative—not to mention her great style.
F&P level: T F&P genre: RF
About the Author
Lisa Greenwald is the author of Reel Life Starring Us, Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes, the Pink & Green series, and Welcome to Dog Beach. She works in the library at the Birch Wathen Lenox School in Manhattan. She is a graduate of The New School’s MFA program in writing for children and lives in Brooklyn. www.lisagreenwald.com.