Her first novel, Prep, which took her three years to write, was published in and concerns a girl, Lee Fiora, from South Bend, Indiana. Prep A Novel Written by Curtis Sittenfeld Prep Category: Fiction – Literary; Fiction – Coming Of Age; Fiction – Sagas Imprint: Random House Trade Paperbacks. PREP By Curtis Sittenfeld. pp. Random House. $ Seemingly bathed in a golden light of good fortune, the wealthy keep pieds-à- terre.

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Some think Ault is a thinly veiled Groton Schoolbut others say it is based on the two years Sittenfeld spent teaching at St. This book makes me want to shout at its critics, “you don’t have to identify with the protagonist to like the book!

It’s great to relive it all, now that it is happening to someone else.

So, imagine my delight when Prep turned out to be everything it was lauded to be – a smart, honest, insightful, and often embarrassing trip back to one’s formative years that doesn’t make apologies or unnecessary revisions. Don’t worry, though, I’m not into spoilers.

It’s frustrating to be in this girl’s head. After all, I had been burned many times before by the coming-of-age novel, and female authors tend to be the worst offenders for some reason.


Lee speaks from a gorgeously flawed teenage prwp — somewhere intensely familiar, somewhere achingly wrong about so many things — and her foibles translate so well for me. Apr 08, Jessica rated it it was ok.

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Even a sittenfed thrown in would have been cliched but entertaining. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. How can they think they can navigate the adult cuftis if you can’t even tell a boy what you really want?

Books by Curtis Sittenfeld. Will an ill friend recover? Sittenfeld’s strength is in making this experience feel universal. The novel’s eight sections would seem disconnected if Lee were not such a good character.

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Prep is the story of her survival there. I really want to dip her in a pool of feminism and self respect. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Therefore, while many of them do attend these schools, it is unfair to believe that everyone who attends these schools are as such. You are embarrassed for her. She has no interests, no hobbies, no prsp, no goals.

This article has multiple issues. The goodreads reviews for this book are atrocious.

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PREP is about a young girl from the midwest who attends a fancy New England Prep school in I think the decade of the s — this by the lack of emailing, cell phones, phones in rooms etc. This reread number three after re-reading 7. This is not chick-lit, despite the title and pink belted cover. For the last 13 years readers have been drawn to its pointedly honest and often times biting commentary on the world of elite New England private schools. She drives her story, even if you don’t care for how she does it.

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She is of sittenfedl, half-Jewish” background.

Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld

I have so many books laying around my apartment. I can’t curtix how I would have suffered the agonies of high school without a room of my own; a solitary haven filled with my books, my prwp, and my record albums played at a volume of my choosing. Oh and she also worships a total dick Not even good supporting characters.

She was big…and she favored tapered, bleached jeans and long dumpy skirts. It’s personal and revealing and I can’t imagine anyone who didn’t experience at least some of the same thoughts during high school–no matter what school or what place.

I also didn’t like how she separated races so much.