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I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
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Oct 29, 2008

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(SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!! BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!)
FINALLY finished I Am Charlotte Simmons. I would've enjoyed it a lot more if I hadn't dragged out my reading for so long.
I found myself totally offended at the end of the book because Charlotte did not maintain one girl friend in the entire story and all of the girls in the novel were either stereotypical sorority types, shallow, gossips or over the top radical. And her life during her first year of college completely revolved around her relationships with three men. I was so infuriated with Charlotte when she got her terrible first semester grades. And by her paralysis after being so hurt by Hoyt. Maybe I'm just completely insensitive. In ways, i really got where Tom Wolfe was coming from with his representation of college life, but he managed to take every stereotype to such an extreme and he is surely out of touch. don't get me started with the ending. i must be missing something. I love you lauren.
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