Guest Blogger: Cassandra, Grade 10
Setting(Time): Current day
Setting (Place): Massachusetts Prep school
What would you rate this book: 4 out of 5 stars
I rated this book four stars because it captivates the life of a high school student, but it only is from her point of view.
The book Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld is an intriguing story that is based on the life of a prep school student that attends Ault. . The book was a true page turner because it did not take place in a short time period; the book went from the main character, Lee Fiora’s, freshman to senior year of school. This gave readers a true look into the main character Lee and how she developed overtime which made me enjoy the book more. Lee views herself as an outsider and loner more than others do, but she still believes she is always being judged. Along the way Lee met her friend Martha who she believed was an outsider like herself, but turned out to just be another “traditional Ault student” as Lee would say. The typical Ault student is someone that focuses so much on their grades and strives to be perfect, similar to many high school students today. Lee feels a bit different throughout the novel compared to other students, but we watch her strive through life. Enticing Passage:
“I could feel my classmates looking at me with growing interest. Ault prided itself on, among other things, its teacher-student ratio, and there were only twelve of us in the class. When all their eyes were on me at once, however, that did not seem like such a small number…”
I think high school girls would enjoy this book because it is very relatable to girls during their high school years.
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