4.5 stars actually...
Most students think of the first day of school as being in August or September but for the students of Georgetown Academy, it is the first day of school after winter break…when the power of DC shifts into the newly elected (or reelected) government officials and their staffs.
The book centers on four girls: Ellie, Brinley, Evan and Taryn. Each offers unique perspectives and personalities, which is great. I think it was intriguing to see how politics plays into their lives—I mean when your parents are some of the most powerful figures in our country, how could it not? Of course added into the mix is the typical high school drama: boys, school, parents and friend drama. Only though instead of just a few people knowing you messed up, imagine when it makes national headlines!
This was a great, fun read! There is an interactive component in the story in which you can read about one girl’s perspective of a specific moment or all four of them. :) It took me back to the days when I used to read the “Choose Your Own Adventure Books.” It reminds me a bit of the other “it-girl” novels—in a good way! I would hands down recommend this title to any reluctant readers out there. It moves quickly and the interactive feature is a fresh component. I hope that perhaps one day they will come out in paperback format so those who do not have eReaders can enjoy the story as much as I do.