Be prepared, readers. CLASSIC, the tenth IT GIRL novel, is the final chapter in the series, according to the back of the book.
Jan Plan is ending and the gang at Waverly is finally coming off probation. After the crazy party that went totally awry at the Dean's house in the last novel, the students have basically been on house arrest with little contact between the sexes. The school term is just about to begin, and Valentine's Day is only a week away.
Waverly has an annual tradition of Perfect Match. Each student fills out a questionnaire and is paired with their "perfect match" for a week of games and activities, culminating in the Valentine's Ball. Of course, everyone expects to be paired with their ideal mate, but nothing ever goes as planned.
Tinsley gets paired with the male mirror image of herself. Brandon filled his questionnaire out the way he thought Callie would answer hers, only to find he's been paired with the most un-Callie girl on campus. Callie is torn between two boys, one of which wasn't supposed to be back at Waverly. Brett watches as her boyfriend flirts openly with Isla Dresden. And Jenny doesn't understand why Isaac Dresden pulls back every time Valentine's Day is mentioned.
CLASSIC is actually a little lighter in feel than some of the others in the series. Yes, there are the hijinks, crazy ups and downs in the romance department, and plotting and scheming. But with the "Perfect Match" story in the background, the mood is fluffier and more easy going.
I absolutely couldn't believe it when I read the back cover and saw that it said this was the final installment of the IT GIRL series. If you're like me, I found the series sinfully addicting and compulsively readable. I will miss all the drama at Waverly Academy. I'm sad to say goodbye to Jenny, Calllie, Brett, Tinsley and the rest of the gang. I felt like I knew them intimately.
But, on the other hand, I'm not fully convinced we won't be seeing them again sometime. The school year has ended, and Jenny has survived her first year at Waverly. Maybe in the future we'll see her returning to school for another year? One can hope.