Natalie Stirling wants her senior year to be perfect. She wants to be elected student council president and feels the weight of responsibility on her shoulders to do the best job possible. She also believes herself to be feminist and supportive of her fellow female schoolmates, but when a group of freshman girls, led by Spencer Biddle, a girl Natalie once used to babysit, starts running around, encouraging senior guys to sleep with them, Natalie’s carefully laid plans for the school year start to unravel.
While Natalie tries to take Spencer under her wing and show her “the error of her ways”, she begins to lose touch with her bestie of several years. Natalie is also extremely concerned with her reputation, so when she starts having pants feelings for Connor Hughes, one of the most popular guys in school, she’s not averse to hooking up with him, but only if they do it in secret, keeping their relationship hidden from everyone else in school.
This was one of the books recommended on FYA’s “25 Swoony YA Books for Your Next Beach Vacation“. Now, I wasn’t going on any kind of beach vacation, but we had a heck of a heatwave here this summer, and I am extremely romance of all kinds. When it came to this book, the FYA reviewer certainly rated it highly. My full review can be found here.