Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Gigi, Bea, and Neerja have been best friends and at the top of their class for as long as anyone can remember. They just have to make it through high school and into their Ivy League colleges and their real lives will begin. But after they discover they might just be missing out on the full high school experience, they promise each other to take on a challenge to get them into the spotlight. Gigi, terrified of public speaking, runs for student rep. Bea, who used to be a great skier until her brother had an accident, joins the ski team. And, Neerja, finally tries out for the school play. They are determined to prove that smart girls can get whatever they want. I’ll admit that I picked up this book based on the title and the fact that it was on sale. It turned out to be a nice YA novel. I loved that the center of the story always stayed on the friendship between the girls. They were there for each other, encouraging and strong. The character development was another strength. It happened in a believable way that never felt rushed. Fun read for smart girls everywhere.