August 25, 2011

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?

Epic Wins:
  • The first half of the book Charlotte’s life falls apart in the second half she is figuring a way to sew it back together.
  • This book a great illustration of real life, we make mistakes sometimes and then we suffer the consequences but somehow there is still a light at the end of the tunnel.
  • I was in a reading slump when I picked Girl Wonder up, soon I found myself wrapped up in the plot and the characters, I just couldn't put it down.
  • Charlotte- She was easy to connect with because she was an English nerd, she sucked at math, and she was confused about life.
  • Milton, aka mushroom boy man, after everything, after all her mistakes were laid out he is the sort of light that she needs. I was pretty much rooting for him from page one.
  • James Henry- This kid is going places! He is her little brother but a total genius. He was sarcastically humorous and he could cook.
  • The complete difference between Char’s relationship with Neal and her relationship with Milton, it was basically day and night.
  • The writing was smooth and precise, almost silky (does that make sense?). Nonetheless it was brilliant.

Epic Fails:
  • I wasn't an Amanda fan she was bossy and a bad influence on Char.
  • Neal kept there relationship a secret when Char wanted to scream it to anyone who would listen. That’s just not right.
  • The sex, drugs, smoking, and the results of those actions.


A story about a girl trying to find her way through life, stumbling and picking herself back up, truly great.

just sayin,

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad to see you reviewed and enjoyed this book. I'm quite fond of the author and thought GIRL WONDER was a great debut. Thanks for putting the word out.


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