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Posted November 17, 2012
Hi, I'm a 30-something that loves young adult dramas - like Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and whatever other one may be on the market right now!
THIS book was right up my alley! I won it through a Goodreads Giveaway and finished it quickly. I was a little irritated at the ending...only because it left me wanting more!!
It's Gossip Girl with political ties. Yes, the characters are stereotype typical...but I think that's what makes it a good "can't put down" read...I love the catty drama tied in with a little mystery/secret!
It's like reading the game of clue. You are reading about each character and then are constantly trying to figure out what each of them is thinking/feeling...including their loyalty to one another.
The books starts with the death of one of their own "click" and seems like it starts breaking down from there - due to a "new comer".
I can not WAIT to read the second one! Look for my review on that one as well.
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Posted January 3, 2013
For Fans of Gossip Girl
After reading the summary, I thought this book would be awesome. Full of their dirty little secrets with a riveting story line. Sadly, for me, this book didn't live up to my expectations. While it was well written, I didn't feel the pull to go back to it whenever I put it down.
Four girls. One dead. Washington, DC's "It Girl" has a lot going on. Between managing her relationship with the President's son, her guy on the side, and the mess she makes for herself, she is still trying to figure out how to cope with the loss of her best friend. Little does she know there are dirty little secrets that could shatter her world.
The four best friends featured in Capital Girls are your classic, everyday, high society, rich girls. Jackie is still trying to figure out how to cope with the loss of her best friend. She lives in a planned out bubble which impacts some of her foolish decisions. Laura Beth would love to have Jackie's boyfriend. She was drooling over him for most of the book. Lettie is the only one of the group who works for what she has and doesn't care about labels. She doesn't mess around with boys because she actually has goals in life that she wants to achieve. Then you have Taylor. The girl who doesn't care what the consequences are. Live life to the fullest, right? Finally, in walks a gossip columnist daughter, Whitney. She was forced to move to DC her senior year of high school to get the low down on Jackie. Then things get interesting.
In the end I was left with mixed feelings. When I first began reading, I could only take so much before I had to put it down or I got distracted by something shiny. I just wasn't into it. The girls were into designer labels, which I don't have a problem with, but it seem like designers were being dropped left and right and it started to annoy me. However, once I got about 2/3 of the way in, it started to pick up and I didn't want to stop reading. Secrets began to spill, I lost track of time, and stopped counting pages, but I never got really attached to the characters. I couldn't relate or they weren't someone I would want to hang out with. They were privileged and spoiled and acted like it.
Overall, Capital Girls wasn't a bad read, but it wasn't a great read either. Will I be picking up book 2, Secrets and Lies? More than likely. Would I recommend it? Sure, but I wouldn't race out to buy it. If anything, borrow it.
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Posted April 22, 2013
What can I say about this book¿ I did not like this book one
What can I say about this book…
I did not like this book one bit. I had to force myself to read /finish. I have a daughter who is an avid reader and I would not even let her come close to reading this book. In the first 3 chapters I knew I would not allow her. I don’t think this is a very appropriate book for YA. The content of this book is worse than some adult books. This book made getting high, drinking and casual hook-up with strange men fun and a way to escape the pressure of being under the media and parents. I really disliked that the parents used their kids and friends to better themselves in their jobs or media. This was not a book for me and I won't be continuing on with this series.
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Posted March 1, 2013
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