Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin, coming May 3 from Disney-Hyperion.
Summary: As if transferring senior year weren't hard enough, Charlotte Locke has been bumped to lower level classes at her new school. With no friends, a terrible math SAT score, and looming college application deadlines, the future is starting to seem like an oncoming train for which she has no ticket.
Then Amanda enters her orbit like a hot-pink meteor, offering Charlotte a ticket to something else: popularity. Amanda is fearless, beautiful, brilliant, and rich. As her new side kick, Charlotte is brought into the elite clique of the debate team—and closer to Neal, Amanda's equally brilliant friend and the most perfect boy Charlotte has ever seen.
But just when senior year is looking up, Charlotte’s life starts to crumble. The more things heat up between Charlotte and Neal, the more Neal wants to hide their relationship. Is he ashamed? Meanwhile, Amanda is starting to act strangely competitive, and she's keeping a secret Charlotte doesn't want to know.
Talented newcomer Alexa Martin delivers a poignant story of first love, jealousy and friendship, where the ups and downs of senior year have never been so complicated. What else can Charlotte do but throw her hands up and ride?
My Thoughts: Frankly, I like that the elite clique is the debate team. Not the jocks, or the cheerleaders. The debate team. How many high schools look up to their debate team? I like that nice little twist, and I like the simplicity of the premise. High school drama, heated up, with a new setting. Admit it, this is so perfectly YA it makes you itchy to get it. Add in a very eye catching, vivid cover that definitely seems to fit with the premise, and it's certainly I can't wait for.