Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (May 3, 2011)
Received From: Netgalley
Girl Wonder is an amazing coming of age story. Charlotte is uprooted to a new school. She thought that she would be put in GATE (advanced classes), only to find out that the new guidance counselor won't accept her with her low math scores. Soon Charlotte meets Amanda, the beautiful and vibrant Girl Wonder of the school. Amanda has Charlotte spiraling into a wild ride of craziness.
Charlotte was a great character. She was a little lost. Not knowing where she wanted to stand in her know school, she was really excited to fall in with Amanda. When things got out of hand, she let herself fall off track with college applications, grades and her family. Charlotte has a very powerful personality though, and she really pops off of the page, and I really rooted for her!
Amanda was a strong character. Someone you loved to hate. She was someone who was outwardly secure but you could tell that she felt she needed to outshine everyone else to feel secure with herself. I just wanted to smack her most of the time. The fact that she made me feel so strongly just shows you how great the writing is.
Overall I really enjoyed the whole book. Charlotte's journey into a new school and trying to discover herself was a wild ride and I really enjoyed being taken along on it. The story flowed along at a great pace and kept me interested throughout. I loved watching Charlotte bloom and I will definitely be picking up more from this author!
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