Bronte's Book Club by Kristiana Gregory
Twelve-year-old Bronte Bella has just moved to sunny California from her mountain town in New Mexico. Living right by a beach is wonderful, but word-loving, quirky Bronte is worried that she won't fit in. She decides to start a book club to make new friends, but at first, no one comes! When three other girls do start to show up, Bronte fears that the club will be a disaster. Two of the girls hate each other, secrets and gossip threaten to ruin the group, and they aren't even talking about the book, Bronte's favorite: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. Was this book club a really bad idea? Or can the girls trust each other enough to become true friends?