Ashley’s CBR III Review #154: New Girl by Paige Harbison

CBR III Review #154: New Girl by Paige Harbison

This title will be released on January 31, 2012.

Callie is the new student at Manderley.  Manderley is a boarding school and Becca is entering it during her senior year.  Her parents took her requests about wanting to go to a school like Hogwarts a little too seriously.  They didn’t seem to notice that she exited her boarding school phase a few years back. Too make matters worse Callie was only accepted into Manderly because the poplar Becca Normandy disappeared without a trace near the end of the last school year.  Now Callie is living in her room, hanging out with her friends, and involved in the same love triangle that Becca was last year.  Slowly the student body, especially Becca’s good friend and old roommate starts to accuse Callie of stealing Becca’s life.


After a few Jessica Warman novels I got really into the boarding school setting, but I was hoping that New Girl was more of a murder mystery.  Or at least a search into the whereabouts of Becca Normanday, but that wasn’t really the case.  The book felt a little rushed and it never felt it had a true cohesive plot line, with the exception of “I’m Callie, I’m the new girl but everyone only cares about Becca.”  I’m sure that is a lot of plot  for some people but it didn’t really work for me.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (January 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373210426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373210428
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces
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