Monday, December 10, 2012

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright - OPTIONAL

Wright, Bil Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy, 219 pgs. Simon and Schuster, 2011.  $9.99.  Language: PG (9 swears 0 "f"); Mature Content: PG;  Violence PG.  
Carlos is a fabulous  teenager in New York City who wants to be a makeup artist more than anything.  He's good at it, too.  When he finally lands a job at the makeup counter at Macy's he thinks his dreams have come true, but how far will he go, and what will he risk to keep those dreams alive? 

This Stonewall Book award winner is a fun read.  Carlos is a strong individual whose poor choices come more from desperation than stupidity.  There is some violence and bullying but the descriptions are not graphic.  

MS, HS - OPTIONAL Lisa Media Specialist

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