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Frat Girl

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  1,277 ratings  ·  244 reviews
Sometimes the F-word can have more than one meaning….

For Cassandra Davis, the F-word is fraternity—specifically Delta Tau Chi, a house on probation and on the verge of being banned from campus. Accused of offensive, sexist behavior, they have one year to clean up their act. For the DTC brothers, the F-word is feminist—the type of person who writes articles in the school pa
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Harlequin Teen
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Jen Ryland
Positives and negatives with this one.

First, though, what are your thoughts on this lol:


Plot = Never Been Kissed (i.e. girl goes undercover and falls in love and has to deal with the fact that she has been lying to everyone...) but set in a frat house.

+ Really liked the writing style a lot

+ Points for a book that actually reflects current college life, albeit college life circa 2015. (Natty Light is still a thing but Yik Yak went down in flames around two years ago.)

+ The scene of Cassie teac
Nov 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
For Cassandra Davis, the F-word is fraternity—specifically Delta Tau Chi, a house on probation and on the verge of being banned from campus. Accused of offensive, sexist behavior, they have one year to clean up their act. For them, the F-word is feminist—the type of girl who hates them to the core and is determined to make them lose their home.

With one shot at a scholarship to attend the university of her dreams, Cassie pitches a research project—to pledge Delta Tau Chi and provide proof of the
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from Amazon Vine and I also ended up with an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley.

Look, this book made me so mad that my dad's dyslexia spontaneously presented itself in me and I spelled "solidified" as "solifidied." (I'm not making light of dyslexia, I am certain I have an undiagnosed case of it because it's been an issue for ages. Just ask me about "atlas" and the 6th grade spelling bee.)

Content warning for sexual assault and s
This book intrigued me the moment I heard about it. I wanted to learn more about this one feminist girl who decides to go live among frat boys and write about them. And what I can say is that I am not disappointed. Not one bit. It was definitely different from anything I’d read before, but damn was it good.

Like I said, this book follows Cassie as she gets a scholarship to her number one College but only if she infiltrates a fraternity and documents her life there. The point of all this is to sho
Dash fan
3☆ Education and Fraternities

Frat girl is a story of a girl going into a all male fraternity and uncovering it for being sexist and derogatory towards women. In order to keep her all paid for scholarship.

Unfortunately Frat Girl wasn't for me. I found it to be a rather slower paced read.
It took me ages to connect with the characters.

I think this book would be more suited for those that are going through the university stage. Unfortunately I missed out at going to uni so I found it difficult to
Vicky Again
I was really excited to read Frat Girl. Really, really excited.

I had refreshed and double refreshed and triple refreshed my library ebook catalogue until it appeared, and I promptly checked it out. I read all of it that same night (I think I went to bed a little after 2 am) and fell asleep right after.

In the morning, I felt very conflicted.

What I was hoping was a super awesome feminist, empowering story ended up leaving me feel a little unsettled. Because of this feeling, I went and checked o
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reads-of-2018, arcs
“Love ending doesn’t mean love never was. It just means that, like everything else on this earth, it’s finite.”

*Thank you to Edelweiss, NetGalley, and the publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review!*

This was such an easy and enjoyable read. With a strong (sometimes borderline preachy, but whatever) feminist message and the wildness of frat boys, this book was an easy hit for me. I've always been a sucker for books like this: a book that just radiates pure, mindless, fun.

Alright, n
Samantha (WLABB)
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, ya, contemporary
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I have really been enjoying all these YA-goes-to college books lately, and I was really curious to see what Roache had planned for us with Frat Girl. I will say, I was nervous when I first started reading this book, but then, I was pleasantly surprised by Roache's approach to many of the issues addressed in the story.

•Pro: What really won my heart were all the wonderfully drawn characters in this book. When I was first introduced to some of them, I thought they were going to be
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
When I found this book, I had a feeling it was going to be one of the most influential reads of my life. It was. Look past the title, or even the cover (which I personally love) and look within. Give this book the chance it deserves. It deserves to be heard.

I think that every female, male, and human being on this planet should read this book. It speaks about feminism in the most incredible, honest, and valuable light and makes me feel as if my tiny voice could make a difference. This book is po
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you want a fun book with lots of food for thought, this is it.


Cassie needs a project or she won't get a scholarship for the university she really wants to attend. An incident in one of their frats give her the best of ideas—why not she join the frat herself?

The first time I read the summary I was sure this was about a girl under disguise but Cassie really joins the frat as herself. The only part she needs to fake is the reason—reporting from inside so she can make sure they get closed. Be
Jul 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: anti-feminists
DNF @ 12%.
No thank you. This book was incredibly problematic.

First off, it's boring. I've read many books set at a college campus and they're rarely boring but this one managed to find a way to be dull. Also, I find the idea kind of ridiculous, the whole storyline I was curious about and wondered where it was going to go but it fell very flat for me.

Also, my main issue with this book. Cassie. I can't read anymore of this bitch protagonist. She's sitting on her high horse thinking she's all that
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-s
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2 / 5

~review to come~

Not really sure what to think - on the one hand, really easy to read and I know virtually nothing about fraternities so it was all quite novel to me, and there were some good ideas in it. But there were also long diatribes that could be cut and pasted from a "liberal feminism 101" textbook that were awkward and clunky, and some of it was quite unpleasant to read (which I suppose was rather the point).
laurel [the suspected bibliophile]
DNF at 50 pages

chloe ♡
There are spoilers in this review.


a little note about the author: i don't usually talk about authors in my reviews, but kiley roache is so awesome that i think she deserves a small shoutout. it was at the end (the acknowledgements section) when i found out that she finished drafting the book at the time she GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL, which is totally badass. can't wait for her 2019 novel!

i binged this book in one day - it was so hard to put down!

being very much non-american, i knew no
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Full disclosure — I know this author and have witnessed her mature from brilliant, thoughtful high school student to brilliant, provocative college grad. The very fact that she wrote and published a mainstream teen novel in those years blows my mind.

That said, I love the premise of this story. It feels very now and offered just enough complexity to keep me fully engaged. I appreciate the meticulous detail Kiley puts into Greek life (as terrifying as those details are to a Mom one year away from
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn't know what to expect from this book, but I'm going to say with 100 percent certainty that I found this entertaining as hell. And such a fantastic change to have a story that matters take place in university instead of high school.

Full review at Write, Read, Repeat

This was an interesting look into feminism, sexism, and the balance that needs to be found between the two in order for it to work. I did find this to be a little watered down in its delivery, but in the same breath it is *so*
Robin Tobin (On the back porch reading)
“There’s a feminist in the frat house” pretty much says it all. It will be something you like or not.

PopSugar 2020 - a bildungsroman
Actual rating 3.5

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I had a hard time rating this but came out at 3.5 because, despite the growth and progression of the frat boys (which I loved), Cassie took way too long to show any character growth and when she did it just felt like a huge jump with next to no nuance.

I also found Cassie's view of feminism to be incredibly limited and she judged other girls incredibly harshly, especially her room mate Leighton,
Clare Carter
Jun 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
*Probably like 1.5?* God I don't know. Strap in, whoever may be reading this, because it's gonna be a long one lol.

So my friend Erin and I decided we wanted to pick out a book to read that we knew was probably going to be bad but we wanted to have fun with it--kinda like watching a terrible movie and laughing at it. Little did I know that this was going to be one of the most infuriating books I've ever read in my life.

First of all, I want to start this review off by saying that I am very much
Claire (Book Blog Bird)
I enjoyed this book and it touched on a lot of relevant issues but I went into it thinking it was going to be a lot more incisive than it ended up being. The premise is that our MC joins a college fraternity so that she can expose the inherent misogyny in the Greek system. But because she ultimately becomes friends with the guys she lives with, the author can't paint them as *too* dreadful, otherwise why would the MC be buddies with them?

So instead of this being an expose on misogyny, this ended
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
If I’m being honest, I would give this book a 4.5 if I could because I really liked it and it challenged what I always thought what being a feminist means. I really liked Cassie as a protagonist and found her very relatable. The ending felt slightly rushed to wrap up the book, but the rest of the book felt well paced and I really liked it!!
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am no American and therefore only knew Greek Letter Organisations from movies or tv shows, and I can only say that the whole concept is just really stupid. It’s just very American and very extra for something like that to exist. I don’t get it. But that didn’t lessen my enjoyment while reading this book.

Maybe I understand the concept of fraternities and sororities a bit better, especially after Cassie influenced the boys’ mindset. I understand that it helps to find friends or to value brotherh
May 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
Terrible. So unbelievably terrible it might very possibly be one of the worst books I've ever read.

Kiley Roache's attempt at explaining modern feminism could not have been executed in a worse fashion than this. While many of things main character and feminist Cassie was narrating throughout the novel were true feminist views they did not reflect through her actions nor through her dialogue. In almost every chapter of the book Cassie says or does something that places herself above other women,
Lauren R.
This is the kind of book I’d recommend to feminists and non-feminists alike. A lot of it was heavy-handed in the messages and would have maybe made more sense in the journal entries instead of internal dialogue, but the content itself was good. I definitely figured that her study wasn’t going to be all black and white, and the really positive moments were so heartwarming. I loved the relationships that were developed and one particular night that a few boys really stepped up. I didn’t do the Gre ...more
L.H. Brown
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist
A mixture between a slow and quick read.
While I did love the idea behind it, it became a bit frustrating when the feeling went from feminine empowerment, to cheesy romance. For me, the story made up for it with its comedic moments. However, I definitely feel that there was a better way to share the story, without having pieces being completely stereotypical. Instead, it needed to show more variety in who people are.
Overall, this is not a book for everyone, but I feel it's definitely worth the re
Melissa T
*I won a copy of this via Goodreads Giveaways*

The sociologist in me loved this book. It features Cassie Davis, a high school student from Indiana, who comes up with an interesting way to earn the first year of a scholarship to a prestigious college. Conduct a social experiment in order to conduct research on culture inside a frat house, social norms within Greek organizations, and potentially disband the frat. What she doesn't anticipate is the far reaching effects, both on her personal life, an
TW for this book: sexism, homophobia, racism, references to rape.

Working at the Stanford Bookstore, seeing this one on the shelves with all copies signed by Roache herself was enough to get my attention. Especially when I found out Roache is a Stanford student and is there any chance I could've greeted her at the store entrance and not even realized? Maybe. If so, it'd be a real honor to meet such a terrific author.

Frat Girl takes the reader to Warren University - a pretty thinly-disguised Stanf
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 / 5 Fangs

I was really excited to read this book because as a feminist, this book sounded like the perfect book for me! Sadly, this book missed the mark for me. I felt like this book was having an identity crisis of sorts. In the beginning, this book felt like it was trying to be a story about teaching men about the importance of equality. However, later in the book, it felt like it was just a rom-com about a girl who was cool enough to be a bro. I was hoping this was more of a feminist book
Trigger warning: sexism, sexual assault, rape, homophobia

In all honesty, it is very difficult to come up with a conclusive opinion about this book. My enjoyment sort of went up and down throughout it all; there were scenes I really loved and scenes I rolled my eyes at.

Ironically, for a book that centres around feminism, that's not its best aspect. It's good, sure, but there were several flaws, like Cassie's double-standard for women and her "not-like-other-girls" attitude. She got called out
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
New favorite in the house! *side eyes my favorite books' shelf* don't be jealous, there's room for everyone!

Soooo I always kinda stay away from feminist books/fiction because, well, I consider myself a feminist but reading is like, something to relax, and feminist issues, kinda make me feel like humanity is really f-ed up, which is not relaxing. BUT...

the premise of this book intrigued me soooo much. I love stories that happen on US campuses. We don't have such big campuses and fraternities/sor
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