Katy is so safe, so closed up and locked down, that when punk Goth-girl Lake meets her for the first time, she dubs Katy â€œBeige.â€ But how else is Katy supposed to act? As the product of a punk-rock love affair between Rat, the recovering drug addict-drummer of the infamous band Suck, and her mom, a reformed groupie who is now a buttoned up archeologist, Katy is terrified to let her true self out in case she ends up repeating her parentsâ€™ mistakes. So she smiles sweetly and does what sheâ€™s told, even when her mom tells her sheâ€™s going on an archelogical dig to Peru, which means Katyâ€™s gonna have to spend the whole summer with her dad, who she barely knows. Talk about SUCK! Now Katyâ€™s steady-eddie temperament is being sorely tested by her chatty, tattooed dad, who never seems to know when to shut up, his loud music, and his best friendâ€™s teenage daughter Lake, whoâ€™s been bribed into hanging out with Katy. As I said before, Lake thinks Katyâ€™s beige. Will Katy be able to prove that underneath her unruffled manner sheâ€™s really fuchsia? This rockinâ€™ read from Plain Jane Cecil Castellucci is all about not being afraid to show your true colors. And even though itâ€™s a book, itâ€™s got a sweet soundtrackâ€”just download the song titles that start each chapter to get an audio idea of Katyâ€™s state of mind as she moves from beige to brilliant! Want more Cecil? The check out her other anti-chick-lit, Boy Proof.
5 thoughts on “Beige by Cecil Castellucci”
It sounds like a good book.If i encounter it at the local library i will check the book out.
Sounds a lot like a female version of Born to Rock by Gordon Korman.
Yes! An excellent comparison, Liz.
I absolutely LOVED this book!! The way the characters of an unbehaving parent and well-behaved teen was so funny!
it sounds like an awsome book I would so read it.