Twelve-year-old Lucy Desberg is a natural problem solver. After the local homecoming queen shows up at her family s struggling drugstore with a beauty disaster that Lucy helps to fix, Lucy has a long line of makeover customers for every school dance and bat mitzvah. But all the makeup tips in the world won t help save the pharmacy. If only she could find a way to make the pharmacy the center of town again a place where people want to spend time, like in the old days. Lucy dreams up a solution that could resuscitate the family business and help the environment, too. But will Lucy s family stop fighting long enough to listen to a seventh-grader?
This book is a funny and sweet debut featuring an unforgettable narrator who knows what she wants, whether it s great makeup, a killer business plan, or a better world.
F&P level: T
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