|Title:||Harsh Pink: Color Me Confused|
|Author First Name:||Melody|
|Author Last Name:||Carlson|
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|Target Age:||16 and up|
|Issue: Death:||Terminal Illness|
|Issue: Self Image:||Popularity|
|Issue: Spiritual:||Love for others|
|Summary:||How far would you go to be accepted by the popular crowd? Would you stand back and let them do anything they wanted to someone else? Would you keep silent if you could prevent something? |
That's the choice Reagan has to make. She's made it onto the cheerleading squad and the popular girls are beginning to accept her. But when the leader of the crowd doesn't make it and someone else does, the leader is willing to do anything to get her spot back. Reagan has a chance to stop it or at least speak the truth about it, but if she does she will lose all she's gained. Or will she gain something more valuable?
|Extra Notes:||The Jim Elliot quote seems to apply to this story: He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.|
Regan is trying to find happiness and acceptance in all the wrong places. The girls she turns to are willing to turn on anyone at any moment if someone doesn't do exactly what they want.
This book is primarily about pulling cruel and dirty tricks on others and putting them down just to get what you want. It climaxes with the alcohol scene though when a girl almost dies at a party from drinking too much.