Serena Nelson had to leave her whole life behind to be transported to Preppyville. Though this wouldn't seem like much of a punishment for most people, for Serena it was hell. This is also made hard because she is deaf. When the popular girls find out about her lip reading talent they recruit her, if only to find out the exclusive gossip. As the school year processes, she starts to make friends, enemies and begins to embrace this new life. Though it seems that the challenges are over, Serena has to face even more, without losing herself.
This novel seemed at first to be a book that resembled the theme of The Clique series, but as I continued to read, it became so much more. Teri Brown successfully wove character depth and realistic emotions into this fictitious novel. As I continued to read, I felt sympathy and yet disapproval for the characters as the story matured. This author consistently uses detailed character and plot development. I would suggest this book to anyone who wants a great read who also enjoys books by Lisi Harrison.