Thursday, October 16, 2008
College Girl by Patricia Weitz
Natalie is a senior at UCONN. She has grown up in a family with five older brothers. No one in the family has gone to college or sees the need. This book portrays state university life in the 1990's, complete with classes, frats, parties, and dorm life from Natalie's perspective. Natalie has a lot of growing up to do as she figures out who she is and where she wants to be. This is a coming of age story that may appeal to older teens getting ready for college, even though it is marketed for adults.
Reviewed by Sue, Reference/YA Librarian
Reviewed from an advanced reader copy. Publication date is 1/09.
A moving novel about a girl whose relationship takes a turn for the worse after she loses her virginity to Patrick. As the girl, Natalie, tries to deal with a depressed roommate, the struggles of college, her familial problems, and her slowly dying relationship, her life spirals out of control. This novel chronicles her journey through with apt and elegant prose. For older readers.
Reviewed by Caroline.
Reviewed from an advanced reader copy.