J. Minter's Insiders books reflect life on the upper east side of NYC from the perspective of five high school guys; Mickey, David, Arno, Patch and Jonathan. It's a guy perspective just but they are heavily involved with girls and you'll read their stories as well. HOLD ON TIGHT is book five in the series and the guys are college shopping. That is, "burning rubber" on the east coast highway to the Ivy League colleges.
Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com
Mickey: Has been invited to a couple of colleges to speak about his art, but at the second college he tries to mix things up and things goes awry!
Patch: He and his girlfriend, Greta, are looking for the perfect college to attend together, but they want to be on opposite coasts! And when Greta runs into an old boyfriend, can their relationship last?
Jonathan: At the first college the guys visit, Jonathan gets to see his brother, who he hasn't seen in a couple of years. And now his nerdy brother is cool?
David: He really likes his girlfriend, until she starts to feel like his sister!
Arno: He falls in love. But of course it's not that easy with the Insiders!
The INSIDERS series seems to be dragging out, but of course you still have to love them all! How could you not?