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Red by Alison Cherry
Oct 08, 2013 | ISBN 9780307979919

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“Debut author Cherry’s writing sparkles with wit, and she cleverly uses Scarletville’s obsession with redheadedness to raise questions about typical high school politics and the ways people determine what is beautiful, good, and worthy of popularity—all with a satirical wink to readers.” Publishers Weekly

“[U]nderneath the “ginger” focus, there is a really strong commentary on superficiality and social standing. Readers will find themselves questioning the distribution of power based on appearance and the lengths that people will go to in order to protect their deepest secrets…. While readers may giggle their way through this fast-paced tale, they will also find themselves thinking about it.” School Library Journal

“Debut author Cherry infuses this satire of social hierarchy with plenty of wit, and Felicity is believable as a girl struggling between who she is and what society—and her pageant-loving mother—expects from her. This may challenge readers to reconsider how they define beauty—and perhaps give them the confidence to question a pecking order or two.” Booklist
“Addresses bullying, accepting those with physical differences and sticking up for what we believe. This is an important read for teens.” Children’s Literature

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