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I'm your protagonist-Reshma Kapoor-and if you have the free time to read this book, then you're probably nothing like me. Reshma is a college counselor's dream. She's the top-ranked senior at her ultra-competitive Silicon Valley high school, with a spotless academic record and a long roster of extracurriculars. But there are plenty of perfect students in the country, and if Reshma wants to get into Stanford, and into med school after that, she needs the hook to beat them all. What's a habitual over-achiever to do? Land herself a literary agent, of course. Which is exactly what Reshma does after agent Linda Montrose spots an article she wrote for Huffington Post. Linda wants to represent Reshma, and, with her new agent's help scoring a book deal, Reshma knows she'll finally have the key to Stanford. But she's convinced no one would want to read a novel about a study machine like her. To make herself a more relatable protagonist, she must start doing all the regular American girl stuff she normally ignores. For starters, she has to make a friend, then get a boyfriend. And she's already planned the perfect ending: after struggling for three hundred pages with her own perfectionism, Reshma will learn that meaningful relationships can be more important than success-a character arc librarians and critics alike will enjoy. Of course, even with a mastermind like Reshma in charge, things can't always go as planned. And when the valedictorian spot begins to slip from her grasp, she'll have to decide just how far she'll go for that satisfying ending. (Note: It's pretty far.) In this wholly unique, wickedly funny debut novel, Rahul Kanakia consciously uses the rules of storytelling-and then breaks them to pieces.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781484728802
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Jul 10, 2017

This book was very interesting. I think the plot was a little lacking, and things were sometimes dragged out, but the characters and real life situation from the book make it worth it. The book is relatable, with the main character striving to be perfect, the best of her class, which can translate to other things in someone's life. The struggles the main character faces are also understandable and really put you in her shoes. I enjoyed this book a lot and would definitely read it again.

VaughanPLKim Feb 09, 2017

Reshma Kapoor is an overachiever who will stop at nothing - including multiple lawsuits against her school - to be the top of her class and secure a place at Stanford University. Reshma is not a likable character but I still found myself wanting to read more in order to find out just how far she would go to achieve her dream and whether she could atone for her actions. If you believe a likable heroine isn't a requirement for an enjoyable read, this may be for you.


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