If reading this week’s interview with Lili Wilkinson made you want to pick up a copy of her new book Pink, you’re in luck! We’re giving away a copy to one lucky winner. To enter to win, just comment on this post before midnight on Thursday, March 24, EST; we’ll announce the winner the next day. Through next Wednesday, you can also read her essay from the Smart Pop anthology on Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series, Mind-Rain, for free here.
Ava has a secret. She is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultra-radical politics, and ultrablack clothing. She’s ready to try something new—she’s even ready to be someone new. Someone who fits in, someone with a gorgeous boyfriend, someone who wears pink.
Transferring to Billy Hughes School for Academic Excellence is the perfect chance to try on a new identity. But just in case things don’t work out, Ava is hiding her new interests from her parents, and especially from her old girlfriend.
Secrets have a way of being hard to keep, though, and Ava finds that changing herself is more complicated than changing her wardrobe. Even getting involved in the school musical raises issues she never imagined. As she faces surprising choices and unforeseen consequences, Ava wonders if she will ever figure out who she really wants to be.
Humor, heart, and the joys of drama—on- and offstage—combine in Ava’s delight-fully colorful journey of self-discovery.