Book Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

August 8, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

“It’s like we don’t exist, Gigi. We bust our butts and participate in class and get these great grades and yet, we’re…invisible.”

Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are three smart BFFs with one major problem: they’re so dedicated to their futures at amazing colleges, they’re letting high school pass them by. When they discover Neerja’s super-smart sister has a yearbook filled with generic messages like “You seemed really nice,” they decide that they’ll do whatever it takes to avoid her sad fate and make sure their own yearbooks are full of amazing high school memories. Try out for the play? Join the ski team? Run for student office? They’re up for anything. These smart girls want to get noticed, and smart girls get what they want.

My Review: I loved that this book didn’t start off with Gigi, Bea and Neerja being complete social pariahs and then being given some makeover to suddenly turn them into the most popular girls in school (gasp!). It was much more fun to see them just enjoy being themselves while at the same time realizing that there’s more to life than grades. It was fun to watch them face their fears, gain confidence, and of course, get the guy! Check out Smart Girls Get What They Want if you want a funny chick-lit title to read this summer.



Entry filed under: book reviews, new books.

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