Nineteen year old Emily wants her college diploma fast, and she's going to get it. But when the perfect night with perfect Mitch leads her to a broken heart, Emily is blind to her vulnerability. When the person she cares about the most is hurt as a result, Emily's ambition gives way to more than a little ruthlessness. She's going to use her smarts to take care of herself and protect the people she loves, and everyone else had better stay out of her way. But shouldn't the smartest girl everyone knows realize that the ones she'd cross the line for would do the same for her?
The Smartest Girl In The Room is Book One in The New Pioneers series.
The Smartest Girl in the Room by Deborah Nam-Krane, is diffidently a case of "can't judge a book by it's cover". I did that very thing. I wasn't fond of the cover, so I didn't think I would like the book. This was a great book about growing up and taking care of yourself. This shows us how important nurturing is in growing up process.
Emily is a stressed out 19 year old college student, that's where the normal college student part of her ends. She has a hard life, she has always had to take care of herself. She is very vulnerable, so she turns a blind eye toward some signs about people she trusted and thought were her friends. To be the smartest girl in the room, she really lack in socially and emotional situations. I just wanted to mother her and be there for her.
Mitch, really was a great guy but he had his faults. He did break Emily's heart and I kind of understand his reasoning.... but really it was just a guy being a dumb guy. He got kind of burned in return (not by Emily). Even with all that happen Mitch still remained one of my favorite characters.
Nam-Krane really did the young adult theme well. I'm nowhere near that age but I do have kids that age. I feel like she got it right, with all the stress of college and still trying to make time for a life. I enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the rest of the series.
I give The Smartest Girl In The Room 4 Platypires
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