How did I get it?:
It was a gift!
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. . .
This is going to be a hard book for me to review, because whilst I did enjoy it, I felt like I had too high expectations for it. Smart Girls Get What They Want is a quick and easy to read book, but I wanted more from it. I always try to give a book a fair chance and I hope this review comes across as fair. I didn’t hate Smart Girls Get What They Want, but I found it hard to connect to the characters and care for them.
I thought Smart Girls Get What They Want was going to be exactly what the title says… smart girls achieving their goals and desires. However, I thought that the smart girls really weren’t smart girls at all. I thought they were all incredibly judgmental. I thought Gigi wasn’t likeable at all and the other two girls didn’t feature enough in the story for me to form an opinion of them.
Instead of the smart girls using their intelligence for good, I felt like the characters truly believed that smart girls were invisible. This totally isn’t the case in real life, but the characters seemed to be more interested in popularity than having real, true, close friendships with people that actually cared about them. I hated feeling like intelligent girls didn’t have as much worth as popular girls. It just sat very uncomfortably with me.
I’m happy to say that Gigi does develop as a character and become less judgmental, which is why I continued to read this story. So, I may not have loved this book as much as I wanted to, but it’s still enjoyable enough if you’re looking for a lighter, fun read.
Would I recommend it?
It’s not for me!- 2.5 stars- I did enjoy the book and it had good elements in it. I was really looking forward to reading the story, but I didn’t think much of the message that came with it. I’m pretty sure others would enjoy it, If you’re looking for a book with a lot of depth, then this isn’t the book for you! If you like enjoyable fluff (nothing wrong with that, I just didn’t connect with it!) then definitely check this out!