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Prep

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Publisher's Summary

This New York Times best-seller is a funny and poignant coming-of-age story, a dead-on examination of adolescent angst, and a sharp criticism of America’s social structure.

Fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora enrolls at the prestigious Ault School of Massachusetts and is surrounded by beautiful, wealthy students. She immediately feels like an outsider, but manages to carve out a niche for herself. Then everything falls apart when Lee’s private thoughts become public information.

©2005 Curtis Sittenfeld (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Sittenfeld, who won Seventeen's fiction contest at 16, proves herself a natural in this poignant, truthful book." (Publishers Weekly)

“Curtis Sittenfeld is a young writer with a crazy amount of talent. Her sharp and economical prose reminds us of Joan Didion and Tobias Wolff. Like them, she has a sly and potent wit, which cuts unexpectedly–but often–through the placid surface of her prose. Her voice is strong and clear, her moral compass steady; I’d believe anything she told me.” (Dave Eggers)

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    Rachael L Zichella Atlanta, GA, US 03-01-17
    Rachael L Zichella Atlanta, GA, US 03-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"

    I went to boarding school on a scholarship and am from a middle class family. The similarities between Lee and me end there. I've never found a protagonist more socially awkward, self-conscious, tiresome, unsympathetic, and boring than Lee. I kept at this story only because I wanted to know how Lee's adult life turned out; unfortunately, Sittenfeld leaves us with few details. This novel felt like a waste of time.

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    Sudi 02-14-17
    Sudi 02-14-17

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    "Engaging"

    'Prep' had really good character development and kept me engaged on my walks... various personality studies are this book's strong point. I wasn't sure if this is a book aimed at teens but I enjoyed it anyway.

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    Kim 01-15-17
    Kim 01-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "My #1 favorite book"

    The main character is me - thinking everyone is watching and over analyzing everything I do.

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    Alison 10-14-16
    Alison 10-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "It's like going to high school all over again"
    What did you like best about Prep? What did you like least?

    Listening to this book felt like four long years with an unpleasantly insecure character who never really evolves or learns anything. It's a somewhat realistic look into life in boarding school and it does pick up in the end, but I was so happy to be done with Lee when the book finally, after 17 hours, ended.


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    L. Pace Little Silver,NJ 07-17-16
    L. Pace Little Silver,NJ 07-17-16 Member Since 2016

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    "20 hours of complete nonsense"

    We kept waiting the entire book for something to actually happen, and then nothing actually happened.

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    Carol 06-29-16
    Carol 06-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Tedious"

    I feel as though I wasted hours of my life. I kept listening hoping for that moment where it all made sense but it never happened.

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    Lara 05-12-16
    Lara 05-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Well narrated, not my fave by Sittenfeld"

    Very accurate account of being a teenage girl. Made me glad I'm not one anymore

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    Jennifer 05-11-16
    Jennifer 05-11-16 Member Since 2015

    I travel quite a bit for work and pleasure. Audible has become my escape from the daily grind and I look forward to turning on my latest adventure every day!!

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    "What was the point?"

    Somewhat relatable and totally depressing! Why couldn't I stop listening? I was waiting for the plot to reveal itself- it didn't.

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    Renee Countryman 05-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not my kind of lead"

    At the end of it all, I couldn't find a single positive thing to say about the lead narrator of the story. Nothing. I disliked her so much that I really can't believe I finished the book. She wasn't nice or mean, kind or cruel, fun or not fun. Leigh was simply ugh.

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    Brenna K 04-29-16
    Brenna K 04-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Unsure if it's appropriate for teens"

    I purchased this book thinking that I was getting a young adult novel, similar to the ones that I read as a teen. I'll say I personally really enjoyed this book, I would recommend this for an adult. If you've talked about the birds and the bees with your teen, and are comfortable with them being subjected to some adult themes then they'll enjoy it. Just know there's sexual content

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