Genre: Realistic Fiction
Age Level: 14 and up
# of pages: 240
RAC Book: Yes
Lucy Peterson is an army corporal’s daughter and a great tennis player. When she decides that she is tired of moving around and wants to have a more stable high school experience, she decides to apply for a scholarship to the exclusive Van Pelt Academy boarding school in Switzerland. She quickly discovers that these are by far the wealthiest and most powerful teenagers in the world, some of them are even royalty. The three most popular girls are called the Diamonds and immediately dislike Lucy, so she befriends a girl named Sofia. Sofia is nice enough, but seems too worried about gossip and pulling mean pranks on the Diamonds and Lucy starts to wonder what her true motives are. At the same time she works hard at her tennis and gets to know two powerful boys. One is a powerful prince that seems nice, but distant. The other wants her attention, but Lucy can’t get over the fact that so many people have warned her about him. Which boy should she try to get to know better? Can she trust Sofia or is she going to be an enemy? Can she ever learn to get along with the Diamonds?
Readers who enjoyed Bittersweet Sixteen and Summer Intern will not be disappointed with this new book by the same authors. Teen drama, gossip, and of course fashion labels are all mixed together to create an enjoyable light read. The characters are all unpredictable and interesting to watch as they grow and develop. The ending is a bit predictable, but that’s what readers who like this type of book will want.