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Capital Girls by Ella Monroe
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Mar 28, 2012

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Read from April 05 to 14, 2012

I won this book through Goodreads, and was excited to read it. Capital Girls centers around three girls in the months following the death of their best friend, Taylor. Lettie is from Paraguay and works at the embassy as a dishwasher. She's in the US on a visa, with hopes of going to Princeton. Laura Beth is a southern belle who dreams of going to Julliard - but her mother has already decided she'll be going to Sewanee, the school of the South. Jackie is D.C.'s It Girl. She's dating the Presidents son, and her mom is the Presidents advisor. But while Jackie's been dubbed one half of "Ankie," the nickname for her and Andrew's relationship, she's growing tired and bored of their relationship, and her eye starts to wander. What really happened to Taylor is a plot throughout the book as well, with flashbacks to things she said and did when she was alive.

Capital Girls was a fun, quick read. It was written pretty well, although it was sometimes all over the place. It's a third person narrative, and it would often too quickly jump from talking about one person to talking about another. It also seemed to meander for most of the book without a real plot. It's the first in a series, and the end of the book did, however, set up the next book. It's not without it's troubles, but overall, if you're a fan of young adult literature, I would recommend it. I'll be checking out the next book in the series. Warning, though: there is A LOT of product placement in this book, so if that's something that bothers you, read with caution.
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04/05/2012 page 32
04/05/2012 page 32
11.0% "Only two chapters in, but it's not bad so far. I'm so used to reading Young Adult books written in first person that it's a refreshing change to read one written in third person. It's nice being able to get into the heads of all the characters. So far, really liking Lettie. Laura Beth is okay, too. So so on Jackie and indifferent to Whitney."
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