Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are best friends and total overachievers. Even if they aren't the most popular girls in school, they aren't too worried. They know their real lives will begin once they get to their Ivy League colleges. There will be ivy, and there will be cute guys in the libraries (hopefully with English accents)! But when an unexpected event shows them they're missing out on the full high school experience, it's time to come out of the honors lounge and into the spotlight. They make a pact: They will each take on their greatest challenge—and they will totally rock it.
Gigi decides to run for student rep, but she'll have to get over her fear of public speaking—and go head-to-head with gorgeous California Will. Bea used to be one of the best skiers around, until she was derailed. It could be time for her to take the plunge again. And Neerja loves the drama club but has always stayed behind the scenes—until now.
These friends are determined to show the world that smart girls really can get what they want—but that could mean getting way more attention than they ever bargained for. . . .
Brainiac Gigi Dubois and her best friends Bea and Neerja believe that serious studying will make their dreams come true come college. That's what Neerja's older sister, Parad, did and she got into Princeton. But when they find Parad's hidden high school yearbook which has barely been signed they realize that good grades don't equal happiness. "Shouldn't the kids at the top feel on top?" Gigi wonders. They vow to make names for themselves during their sophomore year. Gigi gets accused of cheating in chemistry class and runs for student office. She also tries out for the play and signs up for ski team just to support her besties. The spot-on teenage characters including cute boys like new student Will from California and "Man Clan" Mike keep the book energized and romantic, buoying an often-wispy plot. In her YA debut, adult author Strohmeyer (Kindred Spirits) excels at exploring the bonds of friendship and the complications of teenagers' lives. Smart readers will find a heroine in girly, intellectual Gigi all the while winking at her nerdy jokes. Ages 13 up.
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My Favorite Book of all time!!
This book has changed my life. I have had favorite books, but this one takes the cake. Gigi is so... Relatable. Smart girls read books, this book pleases the nerdy smart girl (me). Mike is a number one heart throb and Will is a shallow, but beautiful, "super villain." I would like to thank Sarah Strohmeyer for writing this lovely book. I can't wait for her next one.
A MUST Read
The absolute BEST book I have ever read! The messages and the humor and the romance is so fantastic! I wish it would last forever! The characters are so real and fantastic and funny! A movie needs to be made!
This is one of the best books I've read. I have got to say I think most teens would love it.