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'Twas The Night Before College

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  13 reviews
In the vein of the popular classic, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, this book is about the anxieties every student faces leading up to college. Studying for the SAT’s, applying to colleges, worrying about acceptance letters and deciding where to attend—the familiar woes and worries that plague every teen will be treated with pathos and humor in Sonya Sones’ lyrical text.
Published April 22nd 2014
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Susan Kaplan
May 01, 2014 Susan Kaplan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: College-bound students, their parents, anyone who likes a good rhyme
Recommended to Susan by: Goodreads first read
The Night Before College - SO TRUE The Night Before College is a clever little book using "The Night Before Christmas" poem as the rhythm for "The Night Before College." It tells the tale of the agony of SATs, Common Applications, FAFSAs, and of waiting to hear if one got in to the school of one's choice. After the acceptance, it moves into the angst of packing and leaving home, and the rapid assimilation into college life that most college freshmen experience. The illustrations are clever and t ...more

BLURB: Sonya Sones, author of YA novel What My Mother Doesn't Know, has written a nifty, witty take-off of The Night Before Christmas with her daughter Ava Tramer, a recent Harvard grad. This small-format jacketed hardcover takes a look back at all the stops on the route to college--touring campuses, prepping for SATs, writing the dreaded essay, getting the thumbs-up-or-down news, and finally, at long last, packing and setting off for the next chap
Erin Barnett
This is a first-reads review

A witty portrayal of the process high schoolers go through leading up to college. As someone who works with college freshmen, I see ways to incorporate this into our first-year experience. Maybe have students write their own verse or complete version or have them tell the story of the first semester.
This was an enjoyable read and would make a cute gift for that graduating senior!
Cute, simple, going to college poem in the style of "Twas the Night before Christmas". Bright stylized illustrations a plus. Very quick read. Potential inexpensive high school graduation present for the young adult on their way to college. Hide some money in the pages to give them extra incentive to read it. Kids these days.
Christopher M.

REVIEW: The night before college gave me more insight on the college process, and even some graphics of all of this happening! I am glad to receive this book, as we are studying the way to send in a application to college, and to visit them. Sonya Sones, and all of her corresponding writers/illustrators did wonderful with anything! I really enjoyed this short book, and I am glad to have reviewed it. Thank you once again!
Leanna Choong
Super adorable. It's cute and short, not one of those college-anticipating books that make you nervous or rethink all your decisions.
Kristina Lenarczyk
Read this in like 10 minutes, but it was cute.
Julia Hyde
such a cute read. i finished it in like 15 min and it was so easy to relate to!
cute take on the night before Christmas, but not really something I think I will put on my shelves. more a book to display and have my junior and seniors read for a quick laugh.
This is a first-reads review.

This was a great fun way to explain the college process. It mimics The night before Christmas story but with the college process; picking up pamphlets, deciding where to apply, applying, writing essays, SATs, getting accepted, and finally packing for the big change of dorm life.

I just graduated from college and am moving on to graduate school and this was just awesome. I think it is great for young students to read and understand that college is worth it. I simply
Its a cute and whimsical book. I expected it to be more enlightening about the night before college experience, which it isn't.
Jan 04, 2014 Emily marked it as to-read
Sounds like my book...currently a junior in high school and oh man, the synopsis just rings home.
Erin Peterson
Jul 06, 2014 Erin Peterson rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: College Bound Seniors, Adults Reflecting on their Experiences
This is a first reads giveaway read:

Very cute book, made me reminisce about my own college experience. Perfect gift for graduating senior students. I also love that it was modeled after a commonly knew story.
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I was born in Boston and overprotected in the nearby suburb of Newton. I thought I would be an artist when I grew up. I loved sneaking upstairs to a tiny room in our attic, where I could while away the hours drawing pictures of dinosaurs. The summer I turned seventeen, I fell in love with making animated films (not to mention at least a couple of boys). Soon after, I enrolled in Hampshire College ...more
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