Psych Major Syndrome
The Patient, Leigh Nolan (that would be me), has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study Tarot c...more
As one of only a handful of Asian-Americans in my private high school, I've been the Asian guy in this picture. It was okay because Don't worry, Mags. You are cool. We're not making fun of you. No, you're just mocking everyone who looks like me, but being "cool" means going with the flow and taking the harmless teasing. Only it's not so harmless. And it's not so cool. It's fucked up.
I got Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson based on a fe ...more
When I finally got it, I started reading and couldn't put it down. Sneakily, (despite my, erm, new years resolution Reformed Sleeping Habits Commitment) I stayed up until 3:30am to finish it.
It's probably an odd book to find un-put-downable. It's not because I was sucked in to the plot, or waiting for some major twist/secret to be revealed. It' ...more
Then why did it start off so great, deceived me for three quarters of it and then suddenly went down the drain?
Leigh Nolan is attending her first year at Stiles College, a some, alternative and barely known school in California, where her high-school sweetheart and boyfriend, the overachieving, self- ...more
Favourite Quote: "You . . . smell like rain." Whatever I expected, that hadn't been it. "Is that a good thing or a bad thing?" "Good," he said. "Definitely good."
This book is a hidden gem. I hadn't heard anything really about Psych Major Syndrome until my friend and book guide Nomes read and wrote a rave review for it. I then couldn't get my hands on it fast enough and she was right this book is AMAZING! Psych Major Syndrome is funny, warm, irresistible read that is slightly qu ...more
The Reviewer (that’s me) finished Psych Major Syndrome two days ago and presents with a mild yet persistent state of indecision over how to review and rate said book.
The Reviewer states that she highly enjoyed the experience of reading Psych Major Syndrome, identifying with the main character and the sensation of “flailing” through the late teen years. (view spoiler)[ That's a total joke. I'm still flailing. (hide spoiler)]Reviewer has a tendency to over-analyse (case i ...more
Alright, this was so not the plan. Actually, I am reading Redeeming Love right now, or well, at least I’m supposed to be reading it right now, which I’m obviously not, but when my dear friend Mr. Postman delivered my copy of Psych Major Syndrome yesterday, I just couldn’t help myself.
See, my friends Nic and Nomes had made me so curious about this that after a few hours of constantly sneaking glances at the book, I finally caved in and abandoned Redeeming Love (whic ...more
Cognitive Fictional Character Association: A common affliction wherein an avid reader becomes highly sympathetic of a main character due to the numerous similarities in characteristics, experiences and habits.
Just in case you’re wondering, yes I made that condition up, but it best describes why I enjoyed Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson so much. This book caused some serious tear-inducing laughter with its hilarious and snarky narrative and awe ...more
Too bad I have classes today. Why is life so cruel?
does this book have such a low rating? Did we not read the same thing?
It was so sweet,like on Stephanie Perkins' level of cuteness. OK,maybe not that cute but still cute to land on my favorite shelf. Everybody knows I don't give those pretty lightly. So,our girl,Leigh(pst, that's her middle name. Wait till you find out her real name) is one of those Rory Gilmore type of girls which you should love(an ...more
Yet, I was often annoyed by Leigh’s douche bag boyfriend and they way she let him treat her – and still belie ...more
The book crackles with humor, mostly the result of the stellar protagonist. Leigh has just the right balance of “intelligent college student” and “blind, drama-attracting girl” to win over both lovers of intelligent AND just-for-fun fiction. Leigh’s snarky and self-depreca ...more
This is a story of a psych-major Leigh with her boyfriend Andrew, his roommate Nathan and some fun, crazy (sometimes unrealistic) side characters. I rarely put a book with 3 stars on my enjoyed shelf unless there was something special about the book. In this case, special-something came in a package of Nathan, who plays the guitar, majors in math and has a nice voice and a very nice chest.
At the start, the book was promising with a part like this:
I'll spend countless hour ...more
I have to give the author major kudo points for setting this book in a college campus. It's a scarce area explored in the young adult genre. I'm guessing it's harder to reach the younger audience if you set them away from home for the first time. I actually thought it was always weird that more authors didn't write about this time in a young person's life.
Pluses: Relationship confusion during freshman year of college is a biggie. I was in a long-distance relationship with my high school boyfriend (now husband) through my own univ ...more
Leigh has most everything going for her… or maybe not. A girl with the tendency to over-analyze, drag her feet and take her time in everything she did, has compensate elsewhere, right? And she does, she’s funny and made observation ...more
"Psych Major Syndrome: A common affliction wherein a psychology major, overwhelmed by conditions, effects, and disorders, begins to overanalyze her own life.
ROTTER INCOMPLETE SENTENCES BLANK
1. I like...to read incredibly unrealistic and badly written romance novels.
2. The happiest time was...I can't remember.
3. Back home...the house smells like incense all the time
4. I regret...buying Avril's first album on the basis of one song
5.At bedtime...I make up stories in my head.
6. I a ...more
Now this book is no great piece of literature. It's chick-lit and mostly fluff. Leigh is a bit annoying in the beginning. Looks like she's making drama where there is none. And Nathan likes cats, not that I have anything against cats; just that it's strange. I feel like guys who like cats should be dealt with caution.
Though if you can pass this ...more
Anyway, I'd give this 3.5 stars (a B-/C+), and I absolutely mean that in a good way because I read this in one sitting and really enjoyed it. I'd give it four stars because up until the ending, I thought it was a very good light romance read with a character who's very aware of herself and THERE, as opposed to being an Everygirl and a developed hero and antihero who we ...more
I have never before experienced reading about myself. This girl is ME. LITERALLY. ME. I AM SHOOK. Down to the littlest details, I felt like I was reading about myself. It made me cry. I felt more understood than I ever have. I couldn’t put it down. (Literally - I should have been doing homework the past two hours.)
This book is good, but if you’re expecting something deep, that’s not what it is. It’s simply a fun, relaxing, non-complicated read. So for that, and for how much I rela ...more
When I was applying for admission to different colleges ten (!!!) years ago, my top 3 courses were Computer Science, Journalism/English-related course and one fall back course that seemed pretty interesting. One of them was Electronics and Communications Engineering which was crazy because I don't know how I would survive college with all the math if I got into that course. In another college, I remember choosing Behavorial Science, which was the closest I could get ...more
After seeing a raving review from my soulmate Angie at Disquietus Reads, I just knew that this book was going to be something that I needed to read, and stat. Her raving and my impeccable sense of what I will and will not like proved to be correct: I really liked this book!
Leigh is starting her freshman year of college and is studying to become a Psychology major. She, like everyone who has ever taken a Psychology class, is taking everything she is learning in class and ...more
When I heard about this book, I instantly wanted to read it. As a psychology major myself I was really interested in reading this story and thought it would be quite enjoyable to read.
I was not disappointed, I really enjoyed this book. It's a great chic lit book and if you are a sucker for a love story then Psych Major Syndrome is definitely for you.
Leigh is a Psychology major at Stiles college. She chose to go to Stiles as it was the same ...more
Leigh likes her college. She doesn't really get graded there so things seem pretty easy and she's studying what she wants to study, not what her parents want her to study. So why does it seem like everyone is rushing her a ...more
Okay, look. This is not the type of book that would usually get 5 stars from me (4.5, but whatever). However, sometimes I read a book at just the exact perfect moment in my life - perhaps after 3 long weeks of being sick and stressed and desperate for something to cheer me up - and it makes me love it so much more than if I had read it at an earlier or later time. I think this book is one of those books. I can't even tell you why I loved it, I just did!
If I had read this a ...more
I have never read a book where the main character reminded me so much of... well, me. The very first page, with the Incomplete Sentences, made me go ''Holy crap!'' because it was exactly how I would have filed it out. The more I read, the more I related. Leigh's a much cooler version of me.
Leigh has a really strong and amazing voice. She seemed like a real teen with real problems. I liked that I felt like I knew her. I felt that way with all of the characters, actually ...more