Home for the holidays! Well…for my birthday at least. Chanukah is long gone.
I just wanted to write today about one thing. A book I saw in the YA section of Barnes & Noble the other day that I think you should know about. It’s called Red. The author’s name is Alison Cherry. And here is the synopsis for you:
Felicity St. John has it all: loyal best friends, a hot guy, and artistic talent. And she’s right on track to win the Miss Scarlet pageant. Her perfect life is possible because of just one thing: her long, wavy, coppery red hair.
Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the power—and everybody knows it. That’s why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note:
I know your secret.
Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, she’d be a social outcast faster than she could say strawberry blond. Her mother would disown her, her friends would shun her, and her boyfriend would dump her. And forget about winning that pageant crown and the prize money that comes with it—money that would allow her to fulfill her dream of going to art school.
Felicity isn’t about to let someone blackmail her life away. But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?
This is a published book. THIS. I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover (or the blurb on the back), but I am judging away. THIS book is published, and I am struggling. How is that even remotely fair? There are even positive reviews at the bottom of its page on the B&N website. I mean, I’m not saying it’s terrible. I haven’t read it. Maybe it’s pretty good, or a successful satire, but I don’t really care right now because LOOK AT THE SYNOPSIS! It’s about a girl with dyed red hair who doesn’t want people to know she dyes her hair!! Jeez!
Okay I’m done.
Happy Holidays everyone!