Tuesday, May 28, 2013
*ARC REVIEW * SKIN By Donna Jo Napoli
By Donna Jo Napoli
Release Date :TBA
My lips are white. Sixteen-year-old Sep stares into the bathroom mirror on the first day of school. It's not some weird lipstick (she never wears lipstick), she didn't bump her lips or chew on ice. Her lips are just ? white. In a panic, she digs up an old lipstick and smears it on her colorless lips. But soon, more and more white spots begin to bloom, spreading their chalky tendrils across her olive brown skin. Does she have a disease? Is she turning into some kind of freak? Sep is usually the one who knows all the answers. With a quicksilver mind and a supple body, she's happiest when she's delving into the mysteries of animal biology or giving herself over to sweet, hot moves in Jazz Dance Club. Unlike her best friend, Devon, she's never been in a rush to get a boyfriend. But as the white blotches spread, her dating days ? like the endangered species she studies ? seem numbered. So when Josh, a boy she's always liked, makes a flirty advance, she wonders: why not grab pleasure while she can? Frank, funny, and full of passion, this compelling novel tells the empowering story of a strong, gifted teen who, as her life spins out of control, desperately tries to prove to the world ? and herself ? that she is deeper than skin.
I was given an ARC for an honest review
This is the story of a girl,Sep who wakes up one day with her lips turned white. She doesnt feel sick or anything her lips have literally turned white overnight.I Enjoyed this story I think its a really great read for audiences who have ever had to deal with becoming different and learning to overcome it and love yourself because of your difference.My only complaint with the book was when Sep started to wear lipstick that everyone kept commenting on it.That was a bit nerve grating as its normal for teenage girls to wear lipstick so Im not sure why it was made to be such a big deal.This book is very empowering and shows you can be strong even when you feel your not.Definitely a a book to read and enjoy.Its one of those feel good stories that your still left thinking about once its over.