Capital Girls is a story of four high school seniors in the heat of Washington D.C. drama — political and otherwise. Jackie, Taylor, Lettie, and Laura Beth had been friends forever with matching charm bracelets to prove it. After Taylor’s death in a mysterious car accident, the other three girls are lost and not sure what to believe. When Whitney, the daughter of a major gossip columnist and newcomer to D.C., is thrown into their group, the Capital Girls are pulled apart. Trying to find the truth in a mix of political moves, lies, and misunderstandings proves to be harder than it seems.
I really liked this book due to its unique characters and style. The characters are interesting because they are all related to the innermost political workings of D.C. through their parents, friends, and even one girl’s boyfriend. Capital Girls is written from several characters’ perspectives which I thought added interest. Although confusing at the start, that style keeps readers on their toes once they know who is who. The book includes an excerpt from the next book in the series, Secrets and Lies, coming out on November 13, 2012.