The book I am currently ready is entitled “Grit” by Gillian French. In the book, “Grit”, it is the end of summer in Maine and the main character Darcy is introduced. When Darcy not working her summer job of raking blueberries, she gets herself into situations like drinking and partying that cause her to have a  bad reputation. All the fun has distracted Darcy from some of the dark secrets she keeps that deals with a fourth of July party and the disappearance of her ex-best friend. When it goes to Darcy there is a stigma of her being a trashy girl so when she gets nominated for the Bay festival princess she thinks someone is just playing a cruel joke or someone has a score to settle. Everything Darcy has been trying to keep secret seems to be coming to the surface. 

Some of the characters introduced in the beginning chapters. The main character is Darcy Prentiss and she has a reputation in town for being “trashy”  along with her family has been dysfunctional ever since her dad died. Mags Prentiss is Darcy’s older sister who seems to be somewhat opposite from Darcy. The mother of Darcy and Mags is Sarah Prentiss, she started smoking ever since her husband passed away. Nells is Darcy and Mags cousin she seems to be younger than Darcy and innocent, Darcy also mentions that Nells is very pretty. Libby is Nell’s mother, Darcy and Mags’ aunt. Libby seems to be very nosey and controlling. A couple of boys also get introduced in the beginning chapters including, Jesse Bouchard, Mason Howe, and Shea Gaines. In the book, it is implied that there is some history between Shea and Darcy.

My initial thoughts about the main character in this book are that she definitely likes to have fun by partying and drinking with her friends all the time but there is a bad reputation that comes with is and there is more to her than what people see. 

I chose this book because it was a mystery book with an interesting plot and a girl main character.


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