Blog Tour: Book Review: Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin

Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin:

As if transferring senior year weren’t hard enough, Charlotte Locke has been bumped to lower level classes at her new school. With no friends, a terrible math SAT score, and looming college application deadlines, the future is starting to seem like an oncoming train for which she has no ticket.

Then Amanda enters her orbit like a hot-pink meteor, offering Charlotte a ticket to something else: popularity. Amanda is fearless, beautiful, brilliant, and rich. As her new side kick, Charlotte is brought into the elite clique of the debate team—and closer to Neal, Amanda’s equally brilliant friend and the most perfect boy Charlotte has ever seen.

But just when senior year is looking up, Charlotte’s life starts to crumble. The more things heat up between Charlotte and Neal, the more Neal wants to hide their relationship. Is he ashamed? Meanwhile, Amanda is starting to act strangely competitive, and she’s keeping a secret Charlotte doesn’t want to know.

Talented newcomer Alexa Martin delivers a poignant story of first love, jealousy and friendship, where the ups and downs of senior year have never been so complicated. What else can Charlotte do but throw her hands up and ride?

I read Girl Wonder back in March and should have written a review back then.  It’s now 2 months later and honestly this book didn’t leave a lasting impression on me.  I rated it 3 stars on goodreads when I finished reading it and then forgot about it.  The book dealt with many different issues from family to friends to boys to school, partying, sex, drugs, learning disabilities, expectations…  At times I felt for Charlotte and at other times  could not relate to the choices she made.  For me the subject matter of the book was the drawback not the writing itself.  I would likely pick up and read another book by this author.

Content: Language, sex, drugs & alcohol use

Rating: 3 Stars

Source: ARC Tour

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