written by: Jenniafer Banash
my rating 1-5 stars:
Casey McCloy is moving to New York to live with her grandmother while her mom goes to England to work on her book. When Casey steps into The Bramford, one of the most luxurious apartment buildings in New York, she is in shock, she can't believe how different this is compared to her old home, Normal, Illinios.
Right away she meets the most popular and beautiful girl in town, Madison Macallister. At first she thinks that Madison and her friends are very hounding. But then after talking to madison she thinks that there might be a slight cahnce that they could become friends. Madison invites Casey to hang out with her in the park, Central Park that is. When she finds madison at the park with her friends, Sophie and Phoebe, who seem a lot friendlier than Madison. It seems like Casey is going to become great friends with Madison. That is until Drew, the guy that was/is involved with Madison, shows up at the park unexpectedly. Now it seems that Drew might even have feelings for Casey! Before school starts, Casey goes shopping with her new frenemy Madison. When she gets to the store she realizes that every thing costs way too much for her. She alos starts thinking that there will be no way she will be able to fit in at her new school...
Okay, so at first I was very skeptical about reading this book because it is more for a girl audience. But I decided to read it anyways because "What is the harm in reading a book?" So the day I got it in the mail I started it and by the very first page, no sentence, I was hooked! This book wasn't as 'girly' as I thought t would be, even though there were some girly parts. What really got me so hooked into this amazing book was how the characters were so wonderfullycreated. My favorite character was Drew. Banash did an exceptionally wonderful job of creating him. I could really relate to what he was going through and why he seemed so confused. I could keep talking about why I liked Drew but then I would end up giving the book away...
So the only thing I thought was bad about this book is that I have to wait a few months to get IN TOO DEEP, the sequal to THE ELITE. I just know that I will fully enjoy it as much as I did reading THE ELITE. I would recommend this book to any teen, girl or guy, who likes a calming read that will make you laugh and relate your life to waht the characters are going through.
I want to give a HUGE thank you to the wonderfull Jennifer Banash for giving me the chance to read this amazing book!
~*~ Due to content in this book, I do not recommend it t any one under the age of 14.~*~