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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Retrieved July 2, In the end, I can appreciate what attracted people to this book, making it a surprise success. She took the finished product to her agent, Shana Kelly, who submitted the manuscript to 15 different editors.

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The quote above is just one example. I read this three years ago and still get flushed with anger whenever I sittenfe,d about it.

Overall, I really don’t think this book is worth reading. It is a reflection of how those four years may permanently alter or change you for better or worse. Return to Book Page. Sometimes my forays into a good book are rewarded with orep, sometimes with giddiness, but always with the satisfaction of having gone somewhere outside of what reality can offer and having learned something new and exciting.


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No small feat, that. Videos About This Book. I know my tendency to be nostalgic magnifies this all for me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Jun 02, Dorothy rated it did not like it. How often, as perp reader, can one truly say that they understood exactly how something felt?

My question for them is: Lee is an observer, an expert on Ault’s rituals and secret codes from the outside, a memoriser of the school yearbook and a desperate student of insider jargon. Some of the tales in PREP are downright shameful, even if accurate. At Stanford, she studied creative writing, wrote articles for the college newspaper, and edited that paper’s weekly arts magazine.

But brandish it I did, because it’s an intense, elaborately insightful, and imaginatively structured novel.

Maybe I was also cringing at some of the memories this reading has kindled: She was winey and spent most of the book complaining about her life, which after the first pages got really annoying.

A for Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaangst Prepa story told by the talented Curtis Sittenfeld, was hard to put down. I’m basing my praise on the very thing I’m saying shouldn’t matter.


Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld Goodreads Author. Can’t a girl get a break?

Teen angst is nothing if not entertaining. I’ve never read anything with a more loathesome, spineless, vacuous, sad-sack main character. Dec 29, Melea Rose-Waters rated it did not like it Shelves: She’s got a book of collected short stories coming out next year – too long for me to wait – so I decided to give this novel a try. She was big…and she favored tapered, bleached jeans and long dumpy skirts.

Sittenfeld was born August 23,in Cincinnati, Ohiothe second of four children three girls and a boy. I read the entire book. Some think Sittenfsld is a thinly veiled Groton Schoolbut others say it is based on the two years Sittenfeld spent teaching at St.

The foreshadowing was clunky. I struggled for a few days on what to write in a review for this book. NOI’d have even more to add. There’s where they’d be wrong.