Smart Girls Get What They Want is a high school contemp story that has everything and is an absolute must read with 5Stars
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 always stayed behind the scenes—until now.
These friends are determined to show that smart girls get what they want—but that could mean getting way more attention than they ever bargained for….
Loved, loved, loved this book. Finally an author who puts high school girls in a place of achievement, showing young girls that smart is sexy and powerful.
Three best friends since kindergarten, Gigi, Bea and Neerja make a pact to be the best. They will get the best grades and get into the best colleges. But when they are helping Neerja’s sister pack for her Ivy League College, they come across her senior yearbook. Flipping through the pages, they find most empty and when they do come across a comment its things like “You should’ve talked more.” With this knowledge they decide they will stand out and be known.
Told from Gigi’s point of view we travel through just a few months of high school and look at how different events change these girls life. When Gigi is accused of cheater with class clown Mike, Gigi decides to run for school board student rep to get a letter out of her personal file that will keep her from her dream college and Mike from getting a scholarship.
Neerja decides to try-out for Romeo & Juliet to get close to a guy only to find out she doesn’t like him as much as she thought she did and the one she’s truly in love with has been under her nose the entire time.
Bea faces her demons and goes out for the ski team, even though skiing had been forbidden in house since her brother almost paralyzed himself.
Each action by these girls had positive reinforcement on someone else. Gigi learned to see Mike for who he truly is, just like her. Bea helped save a struggling girls ski team and Neerja was able to step out of her sister’s shadow and become her own person, both off and on stage.
Smart Girls Get What They Want doesn’t lack anything. Humor, love, drama, it’s all there and delivered flawlessly. The realistic nature of the story is spot on; characters aren’t thrown into the unbelievable with no way to escape. Their actions are tried and true, a pure testament to a smart writer.
I was pleasantly surprised and enticed throughout, bravo Sarah Strohmeyer