Looking for a new beginning after a terrible mean girl past, Charlie Healey realizes there's no escaping high school drama.
Charlie Healey thinks Harmony Falls is the beginning of a whole new life. Middle school was brutal. But high school is Charlie's big chance to start over and stay out of drama, except that on her first day she runs into Will, her exÂ–best friend, who had moved away. Now a varsity athlete and hotter than Charlie remembered, Will hangs with the crowd running the school. But Charlie doesn't understand their power until an innocent delivery guy falls victim to a near-deadly hazing prank.
Torn between doing what's right and her secret feelings for Will, Charlie must decide whether to turn in her very best friend or live with the guilt of knowing what he did.
Charlie was the typical teen in search to become the leader of the popular groups. She moves to Harmony Fall in search to leave behind the traumas and “frenemies” of middle school. Ironically, the drama Charlie's trying to escape swirls back when Will an old friend of transfers to her new school. After a betrayal, she must take a stand.
This novel was many things. At times it was too cute. Sometimes it had all a good book needs. Other times I had to drag myself to read it. It's quite enjoyable. Wisemen paints a picture on what goes on in highschools. In my opinion, in many ways it gives advice about peer pressure and how to deal with it. There's many lessons we can learn from it.
Although, I was extremely disappointed about the writing. The writing doesn't make a connection with the reader to make you want to read it. The same thing goes to character development. The characters were too typical. It would have been great for them to have more personality. On the other hand, they were sometimes humorous.
To sum up, Wisemen has potential as a writer. Her intents for this book aren't bad. And if we put the downfalls of the book away, we have a fairly amazing book.
Total: 38/50 = 76% = C+