Alexis Wyndham is the other type of Queen B—the Queen Bitch.
After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she's carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways.
Saving a freshman from bullies? Check.
Swapping insults with the head cheerleader? Check.
Falling for the star quarterback? So not a part of her plan.
But when Brett offers to help her solve the mystery of who’s posting X-rated videos from the girls’ locker room, she’ll have to swallow her pride and learn to see past the high school stereotypes she’s never questioned—until now.
This book was a kick to read. I expected a typical YA book, but this was not. It was funny, serious, heartfelt and interesting. I could not put the book down. It's been a while since I've been able to say that about a YA book.
Alexis is no one to mess with. She is tough as nails and has quite the reputation throughout the school. Her way of dealing with the past where she was the subject of the bullying and teasing was to create a blog and expose what she feels are the 'crimes' of sorts that the popular kids perpetrate against the rest of the school. She also nails teachers, the administration, and anyone else who might have issues. As a result, most of the school is afraid of her and tries to stay out of her way.
For Alexis, she prefers things this way. She has a few tight friends and the rest of them she could do without. Her sister is a cheerleader and in league with her ex-best friend, who Alexis would say is the reason she is the bitch she is now. Personally, I can get on board with her anger and the way she protects herself emotionally. However, Brett, sees something in her that he wants to figure out and he worms his way into her life despite her best efforts to push him away.
The twists of the viral videos staring the cheerleading squad and her need to protect her sister took the story in a direction I was not expecting. Alexis is challenged to change her ways in order to fix the problems in the school. While she and Brett are working together on a class project, they also get to know each other and Brett sees beyond the mask she wears for the rest of the school. She has to choose to take the high road or possibly escalate the issue she is confronted with. Brett and his opinion become important to her causing her some distress, but as she faces the fallout of her decision, Brett will also have to deal with his decision to stand by Alexis, The Queen B.
Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.
She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.
Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.
And she’s also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)
For the latest updates, deleted scenes, and answers to any burning questions you have, please check out her webpage, www.CristaMcHugh.com.