Synopses & Reviews
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
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. . . .
"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.
“What a refreshingly realistic story about accomplished, ambitious and unapologetically intelligent teen girls! Full of wry observations about high school politics and drama, Smart Girls Get What They Want is for any reader still figuring out who you want to be.” Megan McCafferty, New York Times bestselling author of BUMPED and the Jessica Darling series
“Sex and the City meets Pride and Prejudice in this funny, smart and heart-warming book. Brainy babes, unite! This book is for you.” Patricia McCormick, author of SOLD and NEVER FALL DOWN
“Sarah Strohmeyer gets what readers want: a fresh, funny book full of likable characters, drama, and plenty of romance that kept me turning pages until late into the night.” Meg Cabot, bestselling author of ABANDON and THE PRINCESS DIARIES
“This realistic novel, with touches of humor, is a welcome addition to bookshelves.” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“The author of The Cinderella Pact (2006) shows a humorists ear for the cadence of teen language in this smart foray into teen literature.” Kirkus Reviews
“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.” Publishers Weekly
“Gigi is a quirky, smart, endearing character with a wry sense of humor, and her strong friendship with Bea and Neerja is one of the high points of the book .... A great read to recommend to Meg Cabot fans.” School Library Journal
"Digit's first-person narrative immediately engages readers with low-key realistic scenes, insightful character portrayals, and amusing moments before ratcheting up the tension with high drama and action. A well-paced addition to the Digit series."
Digit attends MIT, where she hopes to lead a normal life. But Jonas Furnace, the ecoterrorist she foiled before, knows where she is, and he's gunning for her.
To say eighteen-year-old Farrah Higgins—or Digit—is good at math is a laughable understatement. Shes been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with “her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is under surveillance by both the CIA and an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis. So when she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defenses database, she lands in serious hot water inside and outside the law. Readers will be sad to turn the last page of this suspenseful, sassy, super smart thriller, the sequel to A Girl Named Digit.
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.