I liked this even better than the other one because right away the premise is fascinating–Chelsea lives in a town that has a historical recreation village (like Williamsburg, basically) and her parents are historical reenactors and every summer that’s where she works too. Since a)I love behind the scenes stuff and b)we’ve been to Colonial Williamsburg three times in the past three years, this was right up my alley. And then throw in that Chelsea is falling for a boy who works at the competing historical village that is literally across the street and that they have a traditional top secret war with every summer, well that’s a delightful afternoon spent with a book.
This was a great solid YA novel. Violet is at a fancy school (alas, not boarding!) and does very well. She and her friend Katie are, indeed, mostly good girls. They study hard to achieve their goals of high scores and a college acceptance. They wouldn’t be at the school if that wasn’t what they wanted, right? But as the year goes on Katie begins to make choices that are shocking to Violet and upend everything she thinks about their friendship and goals.
I don’t remember what I especially liked about it, but I did give it 4 stars on Goodreads!