Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes


Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes

Caught for shoplifting lipstick at the local SmartMart, sixteen-year-old Lex is horrified when her mother insists she work at the store over the summer to atone for her crime. Now, instead of working with her best friends at the trendy Clique, she's reduced to dealing with crazy coupon ladies, oddball co-workers, and Noah, her supervisor whom she only knows as the school geek. To make matters worse, what's left of her social life evaporates as her mother drags her to her diva sister's Coastal Princess Pageant. But as she gets to know the people of SmartMart, and as she spends more time getting to know the shy Noah, Lex learns there's a lot more to her co-workers than meets the eye.


An enjoyable read with enough emotional turmoil and sweet romantic moments to satisfy the YA crowd. Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Vivi Barnes is the author of Olivia Twisted. She was raised on a farm in East Texas where her theater-loving mom and cowboy dad gave her a unique perspective on life. Now living in the magic and sunshine of Orlando, Florida, she divides her time writing, working, goofing off with her husband and three kids, and avoiding dirty dishes.

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352 pages


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Publication date

13th February 2015



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