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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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