Last Call: <em>Red</em> by Alison Cherry
Words from Red by Alison Cherry, Pub Crawl's Book of the Month. Photograph of girl used via Creative Commons
In Red, Felicity St. John is on track to win the Miss Scarlet pageant. She's practically a shoe-in with her long, wavy, coppery red hair. But then she receives an anonymous note ("I know your secret") and worries her biggest fear might be revealed: she's a fake. All that gorgeous hair is dyed. Desperate to avoid humiliation (and still snag the prize money that comes with winning the pageant so that she can attend art school), Felicity refuses to fold to blackmail. The question remains: how far will she go to protect her secret, and will it be worth it?
Have you ever broken some unwritten rule—colored outside the lines when no one was looking—knowing that whatever price you had to pay, it was completely worth it?
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