Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Elite by Jennifer Banash

Summary: From Amazon

When Casey McCloy steps into the elegant Bramford building, she’s overwhelmed. Fresh from the Midwest, she’s moved to New York’s Upper East Side to live with her grandmother and attend the prestigious Meadowlark Academy. Here all that matters is who you know. The girl to know is Madison Macallister: popular, pretty, platinumblond. She’s not just Casey’s new classmate and neighbor; she’s an icon. So Casey aims to get in with Madison and her gorgeous gal-pals from the start. As the reigning queen of coolness, Madison is capable of destroying reputations with one welltimed whisper. Better to be on her good side.

But after a city-haute makeover from her new frenemy Madison, Casey is wearing the right clothes, saying the right things, and meeting the right people—including Drew, the boy-about-town who Madison thinks belongs to her and her alone.

I thought that The Elite was a great read! This story was so cute. It kind of reminded me of the two movies: Devil Wears Prada and Mean Girls, but mixed and twisted together. When reading I found myself not wanting to put it down! The characters in this story could have been real teenagers. Their thoughts, feelings, and actions all seemed like probable things that teenagers think, feel, and do today.

Overall, this book was a great read. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a funny, cute, and quick read. Jennifer Banash did a great job. I can't wait to get started on her sequel "In Too Deep"!


Bookworm said...

I won this in a contest a while ago and it looks great!

Bookworm said...

Oh--and I tagged you here:

Katie said...


It was a great read! and lol thanks for tagging me :D

stargirlreads said...

I loved this book