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Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
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Aug 31, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: guilty-pleasures, contemporary-fiction

Ok, it's on my guilty pleasures list for a reason. That reason being that it's not too deep. However, I was blown away by the gradual development of our heroine. I went from feeling sorry for her to really hating her, to again feeling sorry for her. Much like I believe I would for any girl going through an incredibly privileged high school experience. It's not often that a writer can accomplish that kind of believable change over time.

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message 1: by Debs (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:22PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Debs Should I have? I don't remember any discussion of race in the book.

message 2: by Anna (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:25PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anna Not sure. Hyper race-aware, at least. Lee always calls out any non-white character as non-white. So if 2 guys are eating lunch, one gets a name [he's white] and the other gets a name and an ethnicity [he's not]. Also, the first two non-white female characters are a thief and a crazy rich crazy religious girl who Lee dumps. Check out Honore's comments for a more definitive charge of racism; I'm just trying out the idea.

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