Beauty Shop for Rent-Laura Bowers


  Beauty Shop for Rent is Laura Bowers’ first YA novel.  The story is about a sophomore girl named Abbey who has a dream of becoming a millionaire by the age of 35.  She is trying to not be like her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who had children at the ages of 16, 17, and 16 respectively.  Living with her great-grandmother for the past several years has caused Abbey to not have much of a relationship with either of her parents.  The book explores her relationships with her parents and her relationships with an extended family in her community.  I really enjoyed this book.  It is light and funny, while dealing with real issues that many teens deal with every day.  I do not think I would assign it as reading in a classroom setting, but I would have no qualms about recommending it to students.  The back of the book says “ages 12 and up” and I would agree.  There is nothing inappropriate in the novel for younger teens and I would say it’s ideal age range is 7th-10th grade.

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4 Responses

  1. I really think the book cover is cute too! Thanks for following me on Twitter, btw!

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