Self-Published (November 29, 2009)
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My Rating: 4/5
Summary from Amazon: The year is 1971, and Baxter Academy is perfect just as it is: it’s got the history, the prestige, and the beautiful New England campus. It’s just missing one thing—female students! But Becky (the women’s libber), Maggie (the hippie chick), Sheila (the day student), and Louise (the senator’s daughter) are about to give the academy exactly what it has always needed.
The girls thought the biggest challenge would be getting into the school—little did they realize they would have to fight so hard to stay. Luckily, they have each other to see them through the most amazing and adventurous year of their lives when they become the very first girls of Baxter Academy.
The Verdict: This book is for any girl who enjoyed the 90's cult film All I Wanna Do. It's 1971 and women are feeling liberated and girls are storming the all boys Baxter Academy. These girls were so fun to read about because each was unique and relatable. They were realistically flawed and while each changed over their freshman year they stayed believable. I felt like I was reading a true story. It's a fast sweet book that I will definitely recommend to any girls I know starting high school. Plus it was fun to read about my old home state of New Hampshire.