Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Review: Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin

Book: Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin
Pages: 304 Pages
Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: May 3rd, 2011
Source: Publisher
As if transferring senior year weren't hard enough, Charlotte Locke has been bumped to lower level classes at her new school. With no friends, a terrible math SAT score, and looming college application deadlines, the future is starting to seem like an oncoming train for which she has no ticket.
Then Amanda enters her orbit like a hot-pink meteor, offering Charlotte a ticket to something else: popularity. Amanda is fearless, beautiful, brilliant, and rich. As her new side kick, Charlotte is brought into the elite clique of the debate team—and closer to Neal, Amanda's equally brilliant friend and the most perfect boy Charlotte has ever seen.
But just when senior year is looking up, Charlotte’s life starts to crumble. The more things heat up between Charlotte and Neal, the more Neal wants to hide their relationship. Is he ashamed? Meanwhile, Amanda is starting to act strangely competitive, and she's keeping a secret Charlotte doesn't want to know.
My Thoughts:
I had mixed feelings about this book. After hearing everyone say that they were excited for Girl Wonder, I got excited too so I think that thinking the book was going to be amazing kind of triggered the mixed feelings after reading.

Relating to Charlotte was really hard. Once seeing a cute boy (Neal) she was totally and completely infatuated. I’m a girl too, but I don’t think about boys all the time and wonder if they like me back every second. I could see how the author wanted to make Charlotte seem like a relatable teen girl by having her try drugs and do it with a guy a lot, but I personally wouldn’t go and do those things. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me?

Amanda and Milton were my two favorite characters. They were both unique and had very interesting ways of thinking. Amanda was a genius, but she was also a delinquent while Milton was a cute guy who like to snowboard but he also liked to go mushroom hunting. I think that they made the book more enjoyable for me.

Girl Wonder took me awhile to finish. Maybe it was because I had camping stuff going on or maybe because it was just a slow book. All in all, it was an OK read for me.

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