I received a copy of The Queen Bee of Bridgeton though a librarything.com giveaway in exchange for a review and was pleasantly surprised. I was interested from the book description but assumed it would be in the same vein of other angsty young adult books set in High School. This was not the case. The characters in this book deal with real and difficult issues. The main character Sonya is mature, loyal and goal oriented 16 yr old. Sonya and her sister long to escape the world they have grown up in and will do any thing to succeed in life. Sonya's way out is though dance at which she excels. Her dream she has worked for since she was eight is put in jeopardy when the ruling girls in her private high school attempt to to bring her down. I couldn't put this book down once i picked it up and cant wait to read more from this author.