Genre: Young adult
Alexis Wyndham is the other type of Queen B-the Queen B*tch. After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she’s carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways. Saving a freshman from bullies? Check. Swapping insults with the head cheerleader? Check. Falling for the star quarterback? So not a part of her plan. But when Brett offers to help her solve the mystery of who’s posting X-rated videos from the girls’ locker room, she’ll have to swallow her pride and learn to see past the high school stereotypes she’s never questioned-until now.
So, yes, this may be the classic highschoolers-from-different-cliques-exploring-whether-they-can-get-along type of book, but the fresh take, realistically witty dialogue and great writing make it one of the best of its kind.
Lexie is the blogging bitch of the school, her stories ranging from gossip to investigative journalism. Brett is the star quarterback of the football team and her nemesis’ girlfriend. But, when the two are forced to work together on a health class project and then on the hunt for the voyeur posting videos from the girls’ locker room, things don’t work out according to stereotypes, for them or for the reader.
This book has it all for this type of story: laughs, multi-dimensional characters, plot, romance, friendship, hard truths, and a few serious topics thrown in for good measure. Thoroughly recommended.