Author: Julie Buxbaum
Release Date: December
Rating: /5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: It's good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer. She's headed off to the college of her dreams. She's going to prom with the boy she's had a crush on since middle school. Her best friend always has her back, and her mom, a B-list Hollywood celebrity, may finally be on her way to the B+ list. It's good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer--at least, it was, until the FBI came knocking on her front door, guns at the ready, and her future went up in smoke. Now her mother is under arrest in a massive college admissions bribery scandal. Chloe, too, might be facing charges, and even time behind bars. The public is furious, the press is rabid, and the US attorney is out for blood.
As she loses everything she's long taken for granted, Chloe must reckon not only with the truth of what happened, but also with the examination of her own guilt. Why did her parents think the only way for her to succeed was to cheat for her? What did she know, and when did she know it? And perhaps most importantly, what does it mean to be complicit?
My Review: While I can see how this book is timely and a lot of people will be interested in it simply for the fact that they are invested in the real life college admissions scandal still playing out in the news, I didn't enjoy it much. I have loved of all Buxbaum's other books but I felt dissapointed in this one. I didn't like Chloe and just didn't feel invested in her story. Overall I had a hard time reckoning that she was that clueless. I enjoyed her sister far more and almost wish the story had been more about her. The writing was good, as usual but this one just wasn't for me.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*