What would you do to get into your university of choice? Study hard? Do volunteer work? Design an app? If you're trying to get into Stanford like Reshma Kapoor, you know that it might take a little something more than that. Something spectacular. Something that will set you apart from all the other top-of-their-school applicants. A hook--something nobody else has.
Reshma's hook? She's going to write a teen novel while still in high school. And get it published. By an actual publishing house. She actually has an agent. What could possibly go wrong?
I kept going back and forth while I was reading this book. There were times when I found myself caught up in Reshma's energy, determination, and dirty schemes, and other times when I found myself starting to dislike her--she's kind of like Anakin Skywalker, a lot of potential but way too open to the dark side. The author's webpage describes the book as a cross between Gossip Girl and House of Cards. Who could resist?
Oh, and by the way? If you like metafiction--walk, don't run, to your library shelves. You can't get more meta than this one.