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Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas
Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas
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Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas

Twelve-year-old Josephine has a lot on her plate, best friend issues, first crush issues, divorced parent issues, twin brother issues . . . and then her mom hits her with news that shakes her to her core: a breast cancer diagnosis. Josephine doesn't want anyone to know, not even her best friend. Sharing the news means it's actually real, and that's something she's not ready to face. Plus it would mean dealing with the stares and pity of her classmates. She got enough of that when her parents split up. Unfortunately for Josephine, her twin brother, Chance, doesn't feel the same way. And when Chance dyes his hair pink to support his mom, the cat is out of the bag. Suddenly Josephine has to rethink her priorities. Does getting an invite to the party of the year matter when your mom is sick? And what if it does matter? Does that make her a monster?

PublisherCapstone Editions
BrandCapstone Editions
Age Level9-12 Years
Reading LevelGrades 4-7
GenreRealistic Fiction
SubjectFamily, Health
Trim Size5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Page Count256
* Available on 2/1/2019



Foreword Reviews - Catherine Thureson

"Cancer is dealt with in a gentle, age-appropriate manner. . . .Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas is an empathetic story about learning to face problems both great and small." - Foreword Reviews

January 1, 2019

Angel Cancer Foundation - Sarah J. Manes, MS, CCLS, Vice President

"Josephine is a true-to-life character. Her pre-teen emotions and reactions are spot on—from having a parent with cancer, school drama, having a crush, or feelings from divorce. Andrea Pryos’ book Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas is truly heartwarming, charming and poignant." - Angel Cancer Foundation

October 30, 2018

Angel Cancer Foundation - Emily Rezac, Facing Cancer Together Program Manager

"Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas puts you smack dab into the middle of the raw emotions felt during a cancer experience. This book does a phenomenal job of expressing the common emotions, feelings and actions of an adolescent as they begin to cope with the reality of cancer." - Angel Cancer Foundation

October 30, 2018

Andrea Pyros

Andrea Pyros

Andrea Pyros is the author My Year of Epic Rock, which was called “a perfect read for anyone who feels BFF-challenged” by Booklist and “a charming addition to upper elementary and middle school collections”  by School Library Journal. Andrea is a contributor to the popular website, From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors and has written extensively for young adults, starting with her stint as co-founder of the pop culture website Girls on Film and then as a senior-level editor at a variety of teen magazines.     A native of New York City, Andrea now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and their two children. For more information, visit her

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