Review: Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin

“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. “

I was expecting a light read when I picked up this book, but what I got instead was a bit deeper and a lot more fun.

Charlotte seemed to try way too hard to fit in.  She wanted to be perfect, then again what teen doesn’t. Amanda was a fun friend, but at times she got on my nerves.  I didn’t like Neal, sure he was “perfect” but he annoyed me.

Charlotte makes some huge mistakes throughout the course of the book.  Her friends aren’t exactly the best of people, but they are teens.  Teens make mistakes.

Overall, the book wasn’t a deep read, but it was fun.  It’s not one I’d read again, but I don’t regret reading it the first time, so that says something.  It’s being released May 3rd, if you want to check it out!

I received this book from Disney-Hyperion as a free review copy from NetGalley.

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  1. Alison says:

    This sounds like a fun book. I enjoy reading normal teen books. This sounds like a typical girl living a life that your or I could have.

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