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?
Charlotte is a normal girl that is full of principles. She isn't super smart and kind of feels out of place at her new high school. I liked that she didn't give into peer pressure really easily and had plenty of flaws. Amanda was kind or everything that Charlotte wanted to be and they quickly became friends. I didn't feel that she was great to Charlotte at times. I never really trusted Neal, because of the fact that he wanted to keep the relationship a secret, but I still swooned along with Charlotte. I really love her family. Her father was a famous author, her mom was really caring and a professor, and her little brother was really smart.
The plot of Girl Wonder kept me guessing the whole time. There were so many twist and turns that kept me guessing. I loved that it was all centered near or in Seattle. It was a fast read that kept me wanting to read more. Girl Wonder was full of so many surprises that made me love this book so much. I love Realistic fiction, and Alexa Martin's debut captured high school so well in in Girl Wonder.