Review Detail

 
Young Adult Fiction
(Updated: April 10, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Very Entertaining!

Georgetown Academy is an elite prep school for kids of the Washington political elite, and national political scandals can make or break the students' relationships. Politics even carries on to the parties: Democrats drink alcohol out of blue cups, Republicans, red. I thought it was very interesting to see how kids of politicians are more defined by their parents than by themselves, and how the politics of their parents consume them. It really makes you wonder if this is how private high schools in DC work. One of my favorite parts of the book is that it lets you choose your favorite characters to follow. I really enjoyed following the storylines of Evan and Ellie in particular. Evan is not a politco kid, but rather an aspiring journalist who uses information gleaned from her peers to help create news stories at the media company she works for. Ellie is the daughter of a Senator, and has the perfect boyfriend, but she has fallen in love with the son of her mother’s political nemesis. The book is very well written, full of pop culture and political references, and very fun and engaging to read.

Good Points
The characters are very real
The ability to choose which characters to follow at a certain point in the book
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