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Getting In by Karen Stabiner
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Jun 09, 11

Read from May 26 to June 06, 2011

I thought this might tend toward chick lit, but had seen it on the lists of some reputable book rec sites, so decided to give it a try. I thought it was quite well-written and engaging. I read a simliar novel last spring -- kids angling to get into prestigious Ivy League universities -- but it was written from the point of view of a college admissions counselor (the author having been one herself). This was strictly from the POV of the families and students themselves. The author included five different families, but introduced everyone slowly enough that I didn't feel like I needed to make a chart to keep everyone straight. There was enough humor to balance the angst and it was done in a way that appealed to me even though I have no frame of reference to today's college application procedures and no children who will ever go through it. Well done, funny and satisfying.
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