Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz’s series Georgetown Academy, follows four sophomores—Brinley, Ellie, Evan, and Taryn—as they establish their places at the elite D.C. prep school. High school is hard enough as it is, but the girls not only have to pass Calculus, they have to navigate the high-stakes political world of the nation’s capital (think: scandal, privilege, wild parties).
Brinley, Ellie, Evan, and Taryn aren’t the first teens to grow-up in the shadow of the White House. We’ve collected a few of our favorite characters from books and movies who know their way around the mall—the National Mall that is. Check out our list, vote for your favorite, and tel us in the comments who we forgot!
And don’t forget to enter the Georgetown Academy Contest for a chance to have your story published in a special section of Georgetown Academy: Book Four, coming June 2013!
Glitz, glamour, and national politics—this series has it all. Jackie, Lettie, and Laura Beth are daughters of some of the most powerful people in the world. But with privilege, comes scandal, heartache and drama— and the pesky paparazzi who seem to always catch them at their worst.
Set in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., best friends, Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen buy a pair of jeans that have powers so magical, so unbelievable, the jeans should probably be investigated by the federal government. This single pair of jeans fit ALL four girls, despite the fact they are very, very different sizes. It’s these magical pants that unites the girls as they go their separate ways on summer vacation.
As the 18-year-old daughter of the president, Anna (Mandie Moore) feels stifled by the constant supervision of the Secret Service. She just wants to enjoy her youth! All the Secret Service seems do is ruin her dates. But when she runs off with a cute boy in Prague, Anna doesn’t realize he’s an agent responsible for protecting her. So of course they fall in love! And of course things go very very wrong when she discovers his true identity.
Is there a better place to train young spies than in Washington, D.C.? Cammie is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. She’s highly trained in martial arts, speaks fourteen languages, and is capable of killing a man in seven different ways. It seems that she could succeed at just about anything, but can she start dating without blowing her cover?
Max and the Flock (a band of six fugitive children who are part bird and part human) head to Washington, D.C. in hopes of finding answers to their origins. But when one of the group is gravely injured, they have to give in and get help from the authorities. In exchange for saving Fang’s life, Max and the rest of the Flock have to go to school. What they don’t realize is they’re being studied—and Max might have to face her greatest enemy: her evil clone.
Wedged between two extremely talented sisters, Samantha is about as average as average gets (and she’s OK with that). But when she saves the president from an assassination attempt, everything changes. Now all eyes are on her in D.C., including the president’s handsome son. Unfortunately, Samantha knows she’s not a hero—and she’s totally unsure how to handle all the attention.
What’s the deal with presidents’ daughters being so easily duped (see Chasing Liberty, above)? When Samantha (Katie Holmes), the president’s daughter, finally escapes the White House for college, she’s thrilled to enjoy her new freedom and what she thinks is a “normal life.” But there’s a small hitch. That cute student she falls for? He’s totally a secret service agent. We know how this story ends. We’ve watched it before.
With Kid President in the White House all is right with the world. You’re awesome. We’re awesome. Kid President is awesome. Time for a dance party.
Vote now for your favorite D.C.-based character!