- The blurb talks about Rebecca and I’m a sucker for boarding school stories.
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Summary from GoodReads:
They call me ‘New Girl‘…
Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her.
Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy. And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault.
Except for Max Holloway—the boy whose name shouldn’t be spoken. At least, not by me. Everyone thinks of him as Becca’s boyfriend…but she’s gone, and here I am, replacing her. I wish it were that easy. Sometimes, when I think of Max, I can imagine how Becca’s life was so much better than mine could ever be.
And maybe she’s still out there, waiting to take it back.
I love Rebecca – how could I not? It’s mysterious, gothic, romantic… so much fun. So it goes to say, I was both apprehensive and excited when this title came across my desk.
I both loved and disliked New Girl. I thoroughly enjoyed the dual storytelling style (even through it frustrated the heck out of me at times), and I really enjoyed the “New Girls” story – but Becca.. my goodness, this is not a good example being set here! If anything – this story made me realize just how thoroughly inappropriate Rebecca might have been back in the day for certain ages.
But overall, I was entertained. It’s a boarding school story, and there’s just something about the mysteries of boarding school that make books about them get their tentacles on you and refuse to let you go. That’s what happened to me. I couldn’t put it down – not because it’s great literature or anything, but because I was so entertained I didn’t want to end the source of the entertainment.
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