Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she's ever known, and, unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn't go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn't thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates' Southern charm, a secret is unfolding that will change both girls' lives forever.
Mrs. Lassley's Review
I have been in a chick lit phase for a couple of weeks now and this totally fit the bill. I love the characters and their voices. The point of view goes from Isabelle to Mirabelle so you really get a feel for how the emotions can affect everything. You also realize how mean some girls can be but how you can redeem yourself. This has been made into a series with Winter White and The Grass is Always Greener. LOVE IT!