Author: Jessica Etting & Alyssa Schwartz
Series: Georgetown Academy
Publisher: Coliloquy, LLC
Release Date: October 24,2012
Source: Via Netgalley
Thanks so much for providing a copy for me to review
Georgetown Academy follows the life of four girls who go to G.A – Evan, Teryn, Brinley, & Ellie . These girls are at this academy because their father or mother is a politician and serves in the Senate or House of Representatives. Each girl has encountered each other in some sort of way. G.A. tests these four girls throughout the course of this book and show what they are willing to do and what they are not. Not only does each girl have something to hide, that no one else knows, they all have some boy trouble and that only leads to one thing – drama. Let’s face it who doesn’t like a book with drama!
Like I said before, each character is different! Evan Harnett is your average smart girl, but dreams of becoming a reporter. So in order to fulfill her dream she sits on the sidelines and tries to be as discrete as possible because while nobody notices her, she notices them and watches their every move. Her best friend is the star baseball player and is super awesome! He may just be a little more into rainbows and unicorns than the average guy ;). Everything is going according to her plan until, Hunter starts to notice her and she develops a crush on him, but it will never happen because he is her Ex best friend, Ellie’s, boyfriend.
Evan was definitely my favorite character of all of them because she’s smart and doesn’t care if she doesn’t have any friends besides her one. Then, she and Hunter are like the cutest thing and while I love Ellie there just might be a whole lot more stuff going on in this book that will make you want Ellie and Hunter to be together! (Hint, hint)
Since there are so many girls I won’t talk about all of them except Ellie, but I do have to talk about plot.
Oh boy! Okay, while this book had a lot of events happening, the plot was just… not that great. I hate having to talk bad about this book, but honestly there was no plot development what so ever. There was just a lot of things happening and a lot of drama. The characters never changed throughout this book and while their background stories were great, the story felt very rushed.
It felt as if the book left off on the climax because the whole book was just introductions and rising action. There are two more books after this one and I feel as if maybe those books should have been combined with this one.
While that was off for me, I still really enjoyed this book and it did leave off on the climax leaving me to want more and find out what happens. This book really brings the element of politics and everyday drama that these politicians may encounter. This book also takes on a unique angle and peaks my interest because it explores the lives of daughters of politicians. If you like drama and politics this is definitely the book for you.
Even with the problem I encountered with the plot, I still loved this book because it was very fast paced and made my interest of politics even more. Don’t miss out on this book!