Rachael L Zichella

Atlanta, GA, US
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  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Julie Dretzin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
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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.

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  • By Lorraine on 06-07-12


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Reviewed: 03-01-17

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.