YA novel. Astrid is the girl who is used to being feared and getting what she wants because of it. But when this spoiled millionaire's daughter gets kicked out of her private high school, she finds out what it's like to be a normal kid at the local public high school. In fact, she finds out what... show more
YA novel. Astrid is the girl who is used to being feared and getting what she wants because of it. But when this spoiled millionaire's daughter gets kicked out of her private high school, she finds out what it's like to be a normal kid at the local public high school. In fact, she finds out what it feels like to be one of the outsiders who isn't feared, but instead looked down on. But Astrid's blatantly honest dialogue works to make her a fun lead to follow. And her scheming to get back on top in her old life makes for an interesting plot line. Will she be able to make real, normal friends? Let alone convince them to help her get her old status back? See how this rich girl copes when their money and status mean absolutely nothing to her surroundings.
Publish date: May 16th 2013
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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