Author: Ella Monroe
Pub date: 8/7/2012
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Summary from Goodreads:
CAPITAL GIRLS by Ella Monroe is the first book in a glitzy, fast-paced, fabulous new young adult series set against the backdrop of Washington, D.C. In it, we meet four young women, best friends forever, who must navigate life as the children of some of the most powerful people in the nation. With that life comes not only awesome vacations, beautiful clothes and A-list parties, but also scandal, heartache, danger and the ever-present paparazzi who seem to have a knack for catching them when they're up to something bad!My thoughts/review:
This is about best friends Jackie, Lettie, Laura Beth, and Taylor being the Capital Girls. Jackie is the girlfriend of the president's son, Andrew. She is known throughout the book as the "It girl" or queen bee of their school. Taylor is killed in a mysterious car accident and now the girls have to befriend Whitney who happens to be the daughter of a gossip columnist. The girls don't like Whitney and think that she is weird with her "California ways". This book felt a little like Gossip Girl. If I were to type cast Jackie would be Serena, Laura Beth would be Blair, and Whitney would be Vanessa. This story had scandals and lots of drama. It was a fabulous read.