The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur (ARC)
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Received from: book trade
Summary (from goodreads):
Freshman year at Harvard-glamorous parties, blossoming friendships, steamy romances, and scandalous secrets. Skip the campus tour and get right to the good stuff: classes are for scoping guys (and their Facebook profiles), not taking notes. The library is for study dates (the medieval history stacks get a lot of action), not studying. And success is a 4.0 GPA...plus California girl with brains, beauty, and big dreams-and her three roommates survive?
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I'm in high school right now, so I have no idea what college life is like. And The Ivy is pretty much all about college. Callie goes to Harvard with a boyfriend back home, and a lot of excitement. That is, until she dumps all her undergarments in front of a really cute boy. What's worse is that he lives right across the hallway from her and her other roommates. Callie soon finds out what college is really like, including a lot of embarrassing moments, parties, and a few romances on the way.
I'm really not into reading about college in books, since I can't really relate to it. But I did really enjoy the plot of this book and maybe it is even getting me into the mood for college. Callie is a quirky and funny character who does some embarrassing stunts, including falling face first in the lunchroom.
Will I reread it?
I think so, I really liked this book. And the writing was very different than anything I have read recently-which was refreshing. I definitely recommend picking this book up. It is filled with great advice before each chapter which was also packed with a lot of humor.