Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

Publisher: Razorbill
Category: Young Adult
321 Pages

Four Little Words Written in Lipstick...
mean Emily must say goodbye to everything she knows. Emily Carson has always been a good girl. So when she throws a party the night her parents leave for vacation, she's sure she'll get busted. What Emily doesn't know is that her parents will never return. That their plane will go down. And the only thing left amidst the wreckage will be a tray table with the words: Emily please forgive me scrawled in lipstick—her mother's last words.

Now it's fall in New York City and Emily's trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Her public tragedy captures the attention of more than just the media—and soon two very different boys at her new school are pursuing her: the cute, popular Owen and the quirky chemistry partner slash pastry-baker-by-night, Anthony. But even with such delicious distractions, Emily can't let go of her mother's mysterious apology. Does she have the courage to face the truth?

With help of a whole new kind of family—one that includes a make-up artist to the stars, a teen model, and a wacky hairdresser—Emily must choose between the boy who makes her forget it all, and the one who encourages her to remember, and ultimately, heal.

Sometimes goodbye is just the beginning.

I think this cover is beautiful. I love the color scheme. Alas, if only all books were as good as their covers.

I couldn't get into this book. At times I could get into Emily's world, most most of the time she came off as one of the girls off of The Hills(Note:I've never watched this show). She was so dramatic. The scene toward the end where Emily finds a certain someone was so unbelievable it was insane. Most of the other characters weren't that memorable.

The writing is very nice though. I would pick up another book by her, but one with a better plot and better characters.




  1. The cover looks great, but it doesn't sound like my type of book! Thanks for the review!

  2. Thanks for the honest review. I agree the cover is great though.

  3. I read the book, and liked it but I can totally see where you are coming from!

  4. I havent had the chance to read this book yet but from the book summary this sound like my kind of book.

  5. I do love the cover, but I haven't read the book. I love honest reviewers :) Glad I found your blog!

  6. The synopsis sounds melodramatic. So it's I could understand how the main character may come off as a Hills girl. Thanks for the honest review. This one doesn't seem like my type of book.