Ava is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultraradical 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. But Ava soon 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.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; lesbian; lesbian teenager; bisexual; bisexual teenager; same-sex relationship
mother and father
lesbian female; bisexual female
Lambda Literary Award, 2012, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2012, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)
Amelia Bloomer List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2012 Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2012
Rainbow List, 2012 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013
private school; popular girls; goth; school musical; stage crew; techies; overbearing parents; belonging
Wilkinson, Lili, "Pink" (2012). Diverse Families. 1502.