Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Capital Girls

Synopsis (from Amazon): Jackie Whitman, Washington DC's "It Girl." She's drop-dead gorgeous, brilliant and dating the President's son. Under 24/7 media scrutiny, she never makes a mistake…but there's a new guy on the scene with all the right moves. Suddenly, being bad has never looked so good. 
Taylor Cane, blonde bombshell and wild child extraordinaire. She's the leader of the pack and the glue that binds the four of them together. Reckless adventure is her specialty, flirting with danger her drug of choice, no matter the consequences. 
Lettie Velasquez, she's all brains and blind ambition. Her goal: Princeton. Though money and privilege elude her, she's counting on hard work to pay off one of these days. So long as her heart doesn't lead her astray. 
Laura Beth Ballou, poor little rich girl and a real southern belle. She dreams of Julliard and the bright lights of Broadway. She's sweet as pie…until the new girl in town starts messing with her friends. 
Capital Girls forever…But when one of them dies in a mysterious accident, their once impenetrable bond is shaken. And as secrets long kept rise to the surface, the future of their friendship hangs in the balance. One thing's for certain, though: Washington DC will never be the same again.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I am going to date myself here, but I would say this is One Tree Hill/ The O.C. of DC!  I believe the kids today would say its the Gossip Girls take over DC.  Regardless, I thought it was a fantastic read.  I would say this read is for 9th grade up...but again, maybe dating myself!  My twins are in 6th grade and I would not let them read yet.  Great story line, great lessons learned, great characters, great sudo-mystery along the way.

Favorite Character(s):  Lettie Velasquez...the brains, non-materialistic girl!

Fast read/slow read:  Enjoyable pace!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Yes, and I was happy to find out there are 2 other books in the series.  I can't wait to read them!

Ella Monroe is the pen name of Maz Rauber, a former New York Post reporter, and Amy Reingold, a textile artist and Cordon Bleu trained chef, who've been friends since their kids were in kindergarten. When not writing together at Maz's desk, Amy creates yummy desserts and redesigns vintage coats. Maz can be found gardening on her balcony, kayaking on the Potomac River, or walking her dog, Aussie.

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