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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Shades of Grey
Popular, beautiful Lexi has always counted on her pretty face getting her exactly what she wanted from life. And that's been true. Then comes the night of that party. The night Lexi witnesses an encounter between her best friend and her boyfriend and, blind with rage, demands a ride home from a party-goer who'd been drinking. Lexi wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a terrible accident that's left her once-pretty face permanently disfigured. As the weeks pass, Lexi learns that her physical injuries are the least of her worries. The difficult part will be coming to terms with what happened and learning to see past physical appearance. Fortunately, with the help of new friends, a surprising new hobby, and a potential love interest, Lexi is able to do so.
My Life in Black and White is a positive, life-affirming story that's all about growing up, self-acceptance, and learning what's really important (it's definitely not those trendy jeans or designer purse, that's for sure!). Lexi comes across as extremely shallow and unlikable at first, but as she comes out of her narrow world view, she matures significantly and her character grows on you. By the story's end, you'll be glad to know her. Highly recommended! --AJB