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ISBN13: 9780061953408
ISBN10: 0061953407
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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 has always stayed behind the scenes—until now.

These friends are determined to show the world that smart girls really can get what they want—but that could mean getting way more attention than they ever bargained for. . . .

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"Brainiac Gigi Dubois and her best friends Bea and Neerja believe that serious studying will make their dreams come true come college. That's what Neerja's older sister, Parad, did — and she got into Princeton. But when they find Parad's hidden high school yearbook — which has barely been signed — they realize that good grades don't equal happiness. 'Shouldn't the kids at the top feel on top?' Gigi wonders. They vow to make names for themselves during their sophomore year. Gigi gets accused of cheating in chemistry class and runs for student office. She also tries out for the play and signs up for ski team — just to support her besties. The spot-on teenage characters — including cute boys like new student Will from California and 'Man Clan' Mike — keep the book energized and romantic, buoying an often-wispy plot. In her YA debut, adult author Strohmeyer (Kindred Spirits) excels at exploring the bonds of friendship and the complications of teenagers' lives. Smart readers will find a heroine in girly, intellectual Gigi — all the while winking at her nerdy jokes. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Heather Schroder, ICM. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Sarah Strohmeyer is a bestselling and award-winning novelist whose books include How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True, Smart Girls Get What They Want, The Cinderella Pact (which became the Lifetime Original Movie Lying to Be Perfect), The Sleeping Beauty Proposal, The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, Sweet Love, and the Bubbles mystery series. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Plain Dealer and the Boston Globe. She lives with her family outside Montpelier, Vermont.

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katybwilliams, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by katybwilliams)
From the the stress of AP classes to striving for extracurricular activities to the tumultuous steps of finding your true first love, this book brings a raw and real feeling that tends to relate with many AP high school students as they strive to achieve above and beyond the best in many aspects of their life. The romance between Gigi and Mike is a heartwarming romance that makes you smile.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061953408
Author:
Strohmeyer, Sarah
Publisher:
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Author:
, A.H.
Author:
Strohmeyer, Sar
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 17.78 oz
Age Level:
from 13

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Product details 352 pages Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - English 9780061953408 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Brainiac Gigi Dubois and her best friends Bea and Neerja believe that serious studying will make their dreams come true come college. That's what Neerja's older sister, Parad, did — and she got into Princeton. But when they find Parad's hidden high school yearbook — which has barely been signed — they realize that good grades don't equal happiness. 'Shouldn't the kids at the top feel on top?' Gigi wonders. They vow to make names for themselves during their sophomore year. Gigi gets accused of cheating in chemistry class and runs for student office. She also tries out for the play and signs up for ski team — just to support her besties. The spot-on teenage characters — including cute boys like new student Will from California and 'Man Clan' Mike — keep the book energized and romantic, buoying an often-wispy plot. In her YA debut, adult author Strohmeyer (Kindred Spirits) excels at exploring the bonds of friendship and the complications of teenagers' lives. Smart readers will find a heroine in girly, intellectual Gigi — all the while winking at her nerdy jokes. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Heather Schroder, ICM. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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