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New House 5: How a Dorm Becomes a Home

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Welcome to New House 5.

Yes, it’s the top floor of a brand new dormitory at a prestigious university. But it’s also something much more.

For fifty-six freshmen, it’s home. It’s a place where friends are made and doors are always open. It’s a place where hearts are broken and tears are shed. And for Andy Butler, it’s the best story about friendship he has ever known.

Andy is
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Published (first published March 1st 2012)
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Leeanna
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Reading “New House 5: How a Dorm Becomes a Home” made me feel rather nostalgic for college and dorm life. I spent four years living in a dorm, yet I never experienced anything like the community Andy and his residents created. Part of that was my own reluctance to get involved -- I was the typical loner, against “fake friendship”, just like some of the students in this book. But I also think that communities like this don’t come along every day in dorms, and that New House 5 was special.

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Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
This is the story about one Resident Assistant and his memoirs from his freshman year of college. It contains several different anecdotes about the people on his dorm floor and the encounters they have together. Stories that include drinking, stress, suicide, making friends and enemies.
All of the things that most college catalogs do not contain, the ins and outs of what it's like to live in a co-ed dorm.
As RA he is a confidant and counselor -like figure for the other students to come to with
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Riley
Sep 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: college students, RAs, anyone
I've read this book several times over the past few years, and enjoyed different parts of it for different reasons each time. Overall I highly recommend it to anyone who wants better insight into being an RA or a college student, or anyone who just wants to read about a really great, interesting group of people.

Andy's conversational tone and smooth story-telling ability make this a quick, fun read. The characters are engaging, and every reader can find something or someone to connect to.
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Riley
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reread this in its new digital form. Still love it, and was pleasantly surprised, amused, and moved by some of the things I had forgotten.

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