Molly and Trevor have been dating for three months, ever since Trevor dumped Barbie-doll Felicia. Trevor is pressuring to take things to the next level, but Molly’s not so sure. Kissing Trevor feels amazing, but it’s only been three months and he’s still refusing to meet her family. When Molly catches Trevor kissing his ex, she’s heartbroken but vows to move on. With Trevor trying to win her back, and her best friend trying to set her up with a string of rebound guys, Molly finds solace in the place she least expected it: her little neighbor’s Girl Corps troupe. Sure, at fifteen she looks out-of-place among the pre-teen Girl Corps, but hanging out with the troupe is giving her a sense of empowerment and identity she’s never had before.
Girl to the Core is a really fun read. Molly is a good character and her relationships with her friends and with the younger girls are interesting and authentic. She gets herself into some difficult situations, but with her strong sense of family and the lessons she learns at Girl Corps, she manages to become a stronger person because of them.