by Beth Goobie
It's the first day of 10th grade and Meredith Polk has decided she doesn't want to wait to "make it". She wants to be at the top of the social pyramid now and the best way she knows how is to take the literal top seat in her first class. So on day one, she's the first to arrive and she claims her new seat.
However, the heir to the chair had waited for that spot for three years and he is not happy she's in it.
Suddenly, Meredith finds herself on the receiving end of a series of gum attacks and it looks like things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.
Final thoughts: It may be set in high school, but it feels like middle school. Maybe it's because of the teens I see every day, but the teens in many novels just don't feel like they're written well. They often don't feel like they're in high school and this is no exception. There's also a secondary story with Meredith finding out the truth behind her parents, their deaths, and her entire family line. That whole thing felt odd and more like filler than anything else.