The It Girl Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jenny Humphrey goes to an New York upstate boarding school after the media trashed her saying that she had relations with almost every member of her brother's band; the rave; and now she must learn to navigate her way through the social scene of her new school. Jenny Humphrey came under siege when a scandal came out about her and her brother's band. The media implied she had relations with everyone in the band including her brother. Subsequently, she went to a boarding school in upstate New York known as Waverly Academy in order to get away from the publicity not to mention those accusations. She decides that her new life at the school will be to start a new life; a blank slate that has no drama whatsoever.
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However, this proves to be harder than she originally thought. Her striking looks attract a lot of boys. The ones at the fore front include Heath, Brandon and Easy. Jenny becomes roommates with two girls who are Callie and Brett. Before her they used to room with a girl known as Lindsey that was kicked out of the school and both Callie and Brett blame each other for it. Callie is with Easy but their relationship soon starts to have trouble as she is very controlling and Easy seems to have a thing for Jenny. Brett also starts to have an affair with one of the new teachers.

Jenny navigates the social scene with relative ease and turns what was meant to be a practical joke after joining the hockey team to her advantage. This gains her popularity and instant acceptance. Brett and Callie then learn that neither of them had anything to do with the expulsion of Lindsey and they learn that Lindsey is coming back to school after a while.
Best part of story, including ending: I like this story because it is shows the main character willing to pick themselves up and start a new somewhere else even when a lot of mud has been slung at them figuratively.

Best scene in story: I like the scene in chapter 18 where the teens are in biology class and Callie feels Brandon staring at her. She and him dated a year ago and she was stolen from him by Easy. Now she could feel that Easy was being stolen from her. it was interesting that she finally empathized with Brandon because someone was being stolen from her and she now knew how it felt.

Opinion about the main character: I like that Jenny, is able to navigate her way through social scenes with relative ease, not because she is beautiful but also because of her personality.

The review of this Book prepared by Nicholas Waithaka a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Loving/sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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