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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Book Review: Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley + Teaser Tuesday!

Book Review:

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 321
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Summary: Sometimes a good-bye is just the beginning…When Emily Carson’s parents die in a plane crash, she’s left with nothing but her mother’s last words scrawled in lipstick on a tray table: “Emily, please forgive me.” Now it’s fall and Emily moves to New York City— where she attracts the attention of two very different boys: the cute, popular Owen, and her quirky chemistry partner, Anthony. With the help of some surprising new friends, Emily must choose between the boy who helps her forget and the one who encourages her to remember, and ultimately heal. Debut author Jennifer Jabaley has written a wonderful, feel-good romantic comedy with real emotional depth. Full of lovably wacky characters, Lipstick Apology is a heartwarming story about the true meaning of forgiveness.

My Review: Lipstick Apology was an enjoyable read, it was serious at times but well balanced with humor. Emily's world is turned upside down when her parents die in a tragic plane crash. She leaves her life behind in Pennsylvania and moves in with her aunt in New York City. Emily struggles with grieving in an unknown environment but also tries to figure out what her mother's apology was about. As if that wasn't enough she has the hottest guy in school that's interested in her and a lab partner whose not popular but understands her. Hm, so what's a girl to do? You're going to have to read it to find out :)~ I really liked going through the journey with Emily, in the end she learns the meaning of forgiveness, no matter how much the truth hurt her. I loved the character development and I grew to admire Emily as a person. Jennifer had a great debut and I look forward to her other projects in the future.
My Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Author's Info:
She was born in New York and raised in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Jennifer Jabaley is a graduate of James Madison University and Southern College of Optometry. She began writing in 2006 and tries to manage optometry, writing and motherhood. She lives in Blue Ridge, Georgia with her husband and two children.

For more info on Jennifer, visit her site:


Teaser Tuesday:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should
Be Reading. Anyone can play along, do the following:

  • -Grab your current read
    -Open to a random page
    -Share t
    wo (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • -Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here's mine:

"Skinny Barbie Rich Bitches," I said. "SBRB. Skinny Barbie Rich Bitches. That's what it stood for. The SBRB Club. Okay? "And you wanted them to all be blown up." Page 153 from Hate List by Jennifer Brown.


Kelsey said...

I have Lipstick Apology in my TBR pile- it looks awesome. Hate List looks great too- interesting teaser!

suzie townsend said...

This cover is awesome! And great review - I'm interested in reading this one

April (BooksandWine) said...

I've read so many great things about Lipstick Apology, glad you found it to be a good read.

Also, love your teaser. I definitely want to read The Hate List :-)

Cecelia said...

What a teaser! Ha! Love the acronym. Not sure about the bombing. :-)

Jax said...

So jealous I really want to read this book. I have been awaiting it for awhile now. Great Review.

Krista said...

Oh, love the review! Will have to add to my list!

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

Great teaser i'm going the HAte list on the weekend. Can wait 4 ur review!
Lipstick Apology looks good 2 :D

AWARD 4 U @ my blog!

Leslie said...

lmao! haha i want to read this sooo bad!

Alyssa Kirk said...

From the synopsis I wouldn't have thought Lipstick apology would have been that good. That's why I love seeing reviews and getting recommendations on books I would have passed by. Thanks1

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