- Reading Level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Poppy
- ISBN-10: 0316125067
- ISBN-13: 978-0316125062
- Received From: The DAC ARC Tour.
Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would prefer to be called Ericka, thank you very much, is eager to shed her farmer's daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at her small town high school. She trades her Bible for Seventeen magazine, buys new "sophisticated" clothes and somehow manages to secure a tenuous spot at the cool kids table. She's on top of the world, even though her best friend and the boy next door Luke says he misses "plain old Ricki Jo."
Caught between being a country girl and wannabe country club girl, Ricki Jo begins to forget who she truly is: someone who doesn't care what people think and who wouldn't let a good-looking guy walk all over her. It takes a serious incident out on Luke's farm for Ricki Jo to realize that being a true friend is more important than being popular.
This book was a very fast and easy read. It was also very adorable and very realistic as well. The main character is fourteen years old so she is a tad annoying but who isn't when they are that age. So when I was reading this book I had to remind myself, a few times, that she was only fourteen and therefore allowed to be a little annoying. Because when you are that young nobody has who they are figured out.
I enjoyed reading this book and I would probably reread it again sometime in the future. I don't really have any critiques about this book because I think the author did a very good job at realistically portraying a fourteen year old girl trying to fit in at a new school. So overall I give this book 4 Quills.