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Girl in a Fix
Quick Beauty Solutions (and Why They Work)

Girl in a Fix (October 2007; Zest Books; $9.95 US; 96 pages; four-color illustrations; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9772660-2-9) focuses on a girl’s most pesky beauty problems—everything from the typical angry red pimple to a surprise attack of green tresses. Did you know that the same eye drops that shrink the blood vessels in your bloodshot eyes can work their magic on an overzealous zit? Or that tomato juice cures a case of green “pool hair” by extracting the offending metals that were in the water?
All the tips provided in Girl in a Fix are easy to follow, and call for ingredients that can be found right in the kitchen, bathroom, or even the high school cafeteria. With its goldmine of cosmetic tips for girls at home and on the go, a healthy sense of humor, hip illustrations, and just enough facts, Girl in a Fix is a fabulous mix of solutions, sass and smarts.

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Girl in a Fix
Quick Beauty Solutions (and Why They Work)

by Somer Flaherty and Jen Kollmer
October 2007; $9.95 US;
96 pages; four-color illustrations; paperback original
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9772660-2-9

Somer Flaherty
lives in San Francisco, California. She is an editor at Marin Magazine, a freelance writer, and a former editor for the national teen newsmagazine Loud. When not writing, she likes to people-watch and test wacky beauty tips on her friends.

Jen Kollmer
is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, a filmmaker, and a former engineer. Her dramatic works have been published in Fourteen Hills journal and staged at the Kennedy Center and in the Marin Headlands.