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Friday, June 1, 2012

Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want

Title: Smart Girls Get What They Want
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"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 always stayed behind the scenes—until now.

These friends are determined to show that smart girls get what they want—but that could mean getting way more attention than they ever bargained for...."

I thought this book is super cute and so fun to read! It amazed me with plot twist I did not see coming.

What I adored about this book is the great plot. The reader meet Gigi, a very smart girl who thinks she knows everything, especially what type of guy a jock is. Gigi is taking by surprise when she is paired up with the jock in a misunderstanding. This part of the book I loved. Gigi doesn't think twice to assume that he will just make her do all the work and take credit for it. Even he surprised me with his excellent answers! Gigi learns so much that she didn't know, with her growth in the story, Gigi becomes someone totally different in the end.

And the love interest. Well you can guess this one huh? It is and not what I expected. The love interest sort of plays out as a love triangle but nothing overwhelming and nothing really concrete. Pretty much, you know who she will end up with in the end. But, the process of Gigi finding the one for her is so cute! Gigi has some embarrassing moments, that only strengthen their love for each other. 

Overall this is a fantastic contemp. Thrilling and exciting all at the same time, I could not help but read it through one sitting. The ending is perfectly fashioned that I actually read the last page twice just to smile even wider than I had before.

Smart Girls Get What They Want is all so true! Deliciously inventive, with much laughs in between, it's easy to fall in love. The plot is so impressive that at times, I too felt speechless. Smart Girls Get What They Want is an excellent example of  the saying, "Good things come to those who wait."

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sounds like a fun summer read! Even though I like to be surprised sometimes, it always makes me happy knowing who someone is going to end up with as well. I'm all over the place with what I like in a story:) I haven't read many reviews for this one, thanks Savy!

  2. I loved the title and you totally convinced me that this is a contemp that I would enjoy! I so need to add it to my wishlist!

  3. I am totally swoon by the theme of the book. The adventures of these three friends are in a way related to (my)not so boring life. If there is a will,there is a way. Thanks for the review!AML


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