Empress of the World by Sara Ryan a story about a girl name Nicola (Nic) who is attending Siegel Institute this summer and planning on studying archaeology. On her first day of the school she makes a quirky collection of friends who will either make or break her summer.
At first things go well, her new friends are cool and she likes her teacher. But when Nic starts to feel something new for her friend Battle she starts to wonder about who she really is.
This book is sweet and relatable. All the characters are real and remnants of individuals that can be found in any group of friends. Nic is a bit insecure and a little shy but that doesn’t stop her from finding love in a surprising place. Through all the characters, many issues are faced such as parent’s divorce, break ups, crushes, confusing love, and new friends.