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Academy X by Andrew Trees
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Feb 06, 2011

really liked it
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Read in February, 2011

If you liked the movie "Election," then you will like this book. It's a very funny and cleverly written satire of the elite private schools in NYC. It's very over-the-top and blatantly overdramatized, so don't go into it thinking it's an accurate account of that world or you will be frustrated! Take it with a grain of salt. Loved that each chapter was the name of a book ("Crime and Punishment," "The Joy of Cooking," etc.) My one complaint was that I could not stand the character Gunther. Every time he spoke, I kind of wanted to smack him. He was totally unnecessary to the book.
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02/04/2011 page 1
02/05/2011 page 87
39.0% "I like this a lot! Loving the satire. ;-) Who doesn't love cleverly over-the-top satire, I ask you? It's like reality TV for bookworms. :D"

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Leena I agree with you about the Gunter character. Each time he came up in the book I just rolled my eyes... so completely unrealistic and cheesy!

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