Review: Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes

Posted February 9, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Paper or Plastic by Vivi BarnesPaper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes
Published by Entangled Teen on 2/3/2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Welcome to SmartMart, where crime pays minimum wage...

Busted. Alexis Dubois just got caught shoplifting a cheap tube of lipstick at the local SmartMart. She doesn’t know what’s worse—disappointing her overbearing beauty-pageant-obsessed mother for the zillionth time…or her punishment. Because Lex is forced to spend her summer working at the store, where the only things stranger than the staff are the customers.

Now Lex is stuck in the bizarro world of big-box retail. Coupon cutters, jerk customers, and learning exactly what a “Code B” really is (ew). And for added awkwardness, her new supervisor is the totally cute—and adorably geeky—Noah Grayson. Trying to balance her out-of-control mother, her pitching position on the softball team, and her secret crush on the school geek makes for one crazy summer. But ultimately, could the worst job in the world be the best thing that ever happened to her?



Paper or Plastic is a cute and fun read.  Alexis makes some pretty dumb mistakes, and she also learns that things aren’t always the way you thought they were. I adored the banter between Lex and Noah.  It was believable and real.

I do wish that Lex would have trusted her friends a little more with her feelings regarding Noah.  I did like that both of Lex’s parents are present, even when they don’t always see eye to eye.  And I loved Lex’s grandmother.

Overall a fun read, and perfect for sitting outside and reading in the spring.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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