Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Girl by Paige Harbison Review

Name: New Girl
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Release Date: January 31st, 2012
304 pages

Thanks to Netgalley and HarlequinTeen for giving me an ARC copy of this book!

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.

My Review:
Overall, I really wanted to enjoy this book, but their were just some parts that were confusing for me and that I did not enjoy.
The "New Girl" arrives at Manderly Academy during her senior year after her parents sign her up to go to school their. I really liked seeing her try to fit in at this school but the comparisons to her and Rebecca were really strange for me. Nobody would see "the New Girl" as her own person and would think she was Rebecca. The even stranger part about this book was Rebecca's old roommate Dana. Dana was so insistent that Becca would be coming back to school, she was so mean and awful to "the New Girl" and I really could not stand that about this book. I really wish the other characters in the book would see "the New Girl" as her own person and not a copy of Rebecca and it was really hard for me to read that in this book.
I did really like however, the mystery to this book and seeing what might have happened to Rebecca.

In the end, I was not a huge fan of this book, but I am sure other readers will like it!

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


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  2. Aw, noes! I hate when you invest so much time in a book and don't end up loving it :(

    I have this one on my TBR... kind of wary, now :D

  3. Hmm.. I wonder now if I should read this or not. The cover is great but i don't know if I'll like it. Thanks for your honest review.


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