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Things begin to look up after Kendra decides to play nice and make Reagan a part of her elite crew. But Reagan finds that acceptance has a steep price, as her new friends make life miserable for anyone who gets in their way. And after a tragic accident and party gone too far, can Reagan still make the right choice?
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Publication Date: 2014
Sofia Marie3 Stars Out Of 5There is more to life than fitting inDecember 20, 2016Sofia MarieQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Typical Reagan: "Even when I saw Geek Girl in school during those first few days less than a week ago, I pretended not to know her. ... The only alternative would've been to set her straight, and that's pretty harsh. Anyway, I think she got the hint. Does that make me a mean girl? No, I reassure myself ... It simply means I'm a survivor."
It's hard to be the new girl. But if you do it delicately enough, if you know just the right way, if you speak or be quiet just when it is needed, you can be in the cool crowd in no time. That's what Reagan did. After making varsity cheerleading and making big progress about being friends with the coolest girl in school, she has finally attained a good place. But then there are people who don't want her around and who will do anything to get her out. And, anyway, why does she feel like such a hypocrite?
"Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned" tells the story of a girl trying to fit in with the cool crowd. Reagan constantly tries to manipulate the truth and play things her way. She tries to attain a cool status, but the more she tries, the more she feels like a hypocrite. Closer to the end, she gives her life to Jesus. And then the burden on her heart is gone, and she can finally change.
"Harsh Pink" doesn't have that much about God. Also, there are a couple places where I raised my eyebrows a little. Technically speaking, there is a lot of "telling," without which the story could probably be better. However, it did show how much God can help us through our problems.
A story of trying to fit in and finding out that that is not the biggest treasure, "Harsh Pink" can capture your attention.
This is the 12th book in the True Colors series. The rest are "Dark Blue: Color Me Lonely," "Deep Green: Color Me Jealous," "Torch Red: Color Me Torn," "Pitch Black: Color Me Lost," "Burnt Orange: Color Me Wasted," "Fool's Gold: Color Me Consumed," "Blade Silver: Color Me Scarred," "Bitter Rose: Color Me Crushed," "Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped," "Moon White: Color Me Enchanted," and "Bright Purple: Color Me Confused." (less)
Dawn Borgia5 Stars Out Of 5February 20, 2009Dawn BorgiaMy daughter is addicted to this series. It is so nice to find a series appropriate for a teenaged girl who loves to read.
Chelsea5 Stars Out Of 5March 16, 2008ChelseaEvery time i hear a new Melody Carlson book comes out, i wait anxiously & read it as soon as i can! Since this was the last book in the series, which made me sad, i was hoping for big things & a great ending. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint!! Melody Carlson does it every time. She is able to get into the minds of teenage girls, myself included, and write about experiences that really matter to us. It doesn't bash cheerleaders or make it seem like you shouldn't be one, but it does tell about the dangers of cliques & how far away you can get carried. I recommend this book, this entire series, to anyone! sure, there are tough issues to read about in every book, but we need ppl to address them and not be scared to address them! this is real life she's writing about & w/o a doubt, these ppl are just like us; the neighbor next door, the lonely new kid at school, etc. Melody Carlson, you ROCK!
sara5 Stars Out Of 5March 18, 2007saraVery, very good. I love this series!!
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