Which of the four friends, bonded at Memorial Park when they were five, is Most Likely to reach the most highly acclaimed position of power? It seems each of them has her moment. There’s Martha who works hard and worries about her financial position, particularly as regards the costs of college tuition. While money is not such an obstacle to Ava, her mother is ambitious and successful, and Ava has a history of depression. Furthermore, she has an urge to discover her birth mother.
CJ’s urge is to attend Stanford. Despite working desperately and through every recommended method, her SAT scores are below par. Then she meets a further obstacle when she volunteers at an after school programme. However, might that ‘wall’ be an opportunity?
Jordan is charged with discovering why Memorial Park, the meeting place of the four, is under threat of demolition. She feels this could be the story to cut her fledgling journalistic teeth upon. However, City Hall is less than impressed by a high school paper writer.
What happens to each of the girls? Where do they go and what decisions do they make? Furthermore, which of them. ultimately ends up stepping into the shoes that should have been filled by Eleanor Roosevelt, as President of the United States?
Older, YA, readers will enjoy travelling through the friends’ individual and collective journeys, realising fears, anxieties, skills and flaws. Furthermore, we cheer on their loyalty and strength. It’s time to slap the wall, octopus like, and open a really readable story, to discover who is Most Likely.