Publish date: April 13th 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 452
Edition language: English
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Admissions.. Admission. Aren't there two sides to the word? And two opposing sides...It's what we let in, but it's also what we let out."The above quote sums up the plot of this story nicely. The story follows Portia Nathan as she struggles with the changes in her life and confronts her past. Porti...
I feel like this book should have been 150-200 pages shorter. Parts of this book were really interesting, but other parts really dragged. Portia is not an entirely likeable character - she's paralyzed by the smallest upsets in her life, so when some really huge life changes happen, she totally melts...
Not being a product of the American school system, I am nonetheless interested in the processes needed for sucessful entry into Ivy-league institutions. Written by a former Princeton employee, Korelitz writes a thoroughly enjoyable novel of the admission process that only adds to the story of main c...
I'll be vague even though I'll use a spoiler alert.Although I liked most of this novel, I can only give it three stars because I didn't think the conclusion was the best of the possibilities. I liked the detail and characters, and I figured out most of the plot pretty early on. I thought the protago...
This book screams for better editing. If it was cut by a 1/4 it would be much better; if it was cut by 1/3 it might even be good. At times, it reads like a manual on the admission process instead of a novel. This is sad because the story is actually quite interesting. Also, there are sideline stor...
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