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Monday, January 9, 2012

Review: New Girl

Title: New Girl
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Paige Harbison
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Book: Netgalley

"They call me 'New Girl'...

Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her.

Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy. And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault.

Except for Max Holloway—the boy whose name shouldn’t be spoken. At least, not by me. Everyone thinks of him as Becca’s boyfriend but she’s gone, and here I am, replacing her. I wish it were that easy. Sometimes, when I think of Max, I can imagine how Becca’s life was so much better than mine could ever be.

And maybe she’s still out there, waiting to take it back."

After reading the first page, I was astounded with the rude awakening the new girl Manderly gets. Not only did the author have me hooked but I always enjoy a book with mean people in it. Cause I know in the end, the redemption of what the characters goes through will come out to shine.

What I enjoyed most about this book is the great plot line. Filled with a heavy overload of prejudiced, Manderly is taking the place of a girl who is love by all and missing. The way the girls treated the new girls made me want to go into the book and kick their little butts! These girls were mean, but gave the story so much action. Manderly took no crap from anyone and she held her head high better than anyone I ever known.

The way the plot unfolded with the missing girl is a great story told. The point of view switches back and forth between the new girl and the old new girl Becca gave the story a great filling that I couldn't get enough of. I thought the similarities between the girls was astounding. Not to mention the boy trouble just doused it up a notch for me! 

There wasn't really a love interest in the story but one that is surely starting at the ending of the story. Once everything is said and put to rest, Manderly is able to move on with her life. She created strong friendships with good loyalty. I like that in the end, even though Becca and Manderly seem alike, they are truly not the same.

This book is written so good that I could not get my eyes off of it. I was able to read it fast cause it had all the elements that I like in a book. A mystery disappearance, a new girl, mean girls, and friends harboring a deep secret that just yearns for the truth. 

*drinking/implied sex/cursing/homicide*

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Glad you liked it!! I really enjoyed it too and couldn't put it down until I was done!

  2. Glad you liked it. I really enjoyed this one :)

  3. New girl was far from what I expected and the story gripped me I finished it in one night. Great review!


  4. I had some trouble with this one, Becca was almost too "mean girl" for me and I just couldn't get on board with her! I really enjoyed the romance aspect of it thought and how different it was, and I actually liked how it didn't really start until the end. Kind of fun that way:) Really nice review Savy!

  5. I am glad you really liked it. It was just ok for me. Great review. :)

  6. This sounds like fun. Does it feel a bit extreme though. It seems like it would be easy to stereotype this kind of plot.

  7. OH no love interest? Wow that's actually refreshing! And I love multiple POVs too. I plan to read this one soon so I'm really looking forward to it!

    Xpresso Reads

  8. Great review! I really liked this book as well. What I really liked about it was that the author managed to keep the New Girl's name out of the book until the very end.

    Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

  9. Glad that you liked it, I have it on the Nook so have to get that read & my review up (time is passing by way to quickly!!!)

  10. Love your review! The multiple POVs really made me fall in love with this book :)

  11. Oh how interesting. I'm curious especially since you loved it without any real love interest. Oh I'm going to have to add this one to the wishlist.

  12. Glad you liked it. I really enjoyed this one 2


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