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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:46 PM
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Anyone reading Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld?
I am and it is riveting. I normally don't like mundane fiction *(I prefer sci fi and fantasy or non fiction). This book is good! I had a migraine today and still managed to read 80 pages...

What do you think about it?

Here's some info

http://www.curtissittenfeld.com/prep.htm

Curtis Sittenfelds debut novel, Prep, is an insightful, achingly funny coming-of-age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition.


Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when her father drops her off in front of her dorm at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. She leaves her animated, affectionate family in South Bend, Indiana, at least in part because of the boarding schools glossy brochure, in which boys in sweaters chat in front of old brick buildings, girls in kilts hold lacrosse sticks on pristinely mown athletic fields, and everyone sings hymns in chapel


As Lee soon learns, Ault is a cloistered world of jaded, attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket and speak in their own clever shorthand. Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer ofand, ultimately, a participant intheir rituals and mores. As a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider and is both drawn to and repelled by other loners. By the time shes a senior, Lee has created a hard-won place for herself at Ault. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her carefully crafted identity within the community is
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