Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a5.071258

Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are best friends and total overachievers. Even if they aren't the most popular girls in school, they aren't too worried. They know their real lives will begin once they get to their Ivy League colleges. There will be ivy, and there will be cute guys in the libraries (hopefully with English accents)! But when an unexpected event shows them they're missing out on the full high school experience, it's time to come out of the honors lounge and into the spotlight. They make a pact: They will each take on their greatest challenge—and they will totally rock it.

Gigi decides to run for student rep, but she'll have to get over her fear of public speaking—and go head-to-head with gorgeous California Will. Bea used to be one of the best skiers around, until she was derailed. It could be time for her to take the plunge again. And Neerja loves the drama club but has always stayed behind the scenes—until now.

These friends are determined to show the world that smart girls really can get what they want—but that could mean getting way more attention than they ever bargained for. . . .

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on June 26, 2012 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN-10: 9780061953408
ISBN-13: 9780061953408
2 Book Reviews
  • cimmie
    cimmiealmost 6 years
    great review megkuo20.
    • megank
      megankalmost 6 years33 stars
      This book, Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer, is a book girls can really relate to about breaking out of their shells. Throughout the story, Gigi and her two best friends try to become more popular and to be more sociable, instead of always studying and reading. Along the way, they discover who they truly are and meet different people that they've never noticed before. One of my favorite characters is Henry, who is Neerja's best friend/neighbour. I really like him as a character because he is always trying to help Neerja out, doing everything a friend can do. I really recommend this book to people who want to break out of their shells, or to girls who like realistic fiction novels.