Prep : a novel
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New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005. .
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Book
Edition
Random House Trade paperback edition.
Physical Desc
420 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
081297235X, 9780812972351

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Includes a Reader's guide and Reading group questions and topics for discussion.
Description
Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when her father drops her off in front of her dorm at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. She leaves her animated, affectionate family in South Bend, Indiana, at least in part because of the boarding school's glossy brochure, in which boys in sweaters chat in front of old brick buildings, girls in kilts hold lacrosse sticks on pristinely mown athletic fields, and everyone sings hymns in chapel. As Lee soon learns, Ault is a cloistered world of jaded, attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket and speak in their own clever shorthand. Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of-and, ultimately, a participant in-their rituals and mores. As a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider and is both drawn to and repelled by other loners. By the time she's a senior, Lee has created a hard-won place for herself at Ault. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her carefully crafted identity within the community is shattered. Ultimately, Lee's experiences-complicated relationships with teachers; intense friendships with other girls; an all-consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and more than a crush; conflicts with her parents, from whom Lee feels increasingly distant, coalesce into a singular portrait of the painful and thrilling adolescence universal to us all. -- from Amazon.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sittenfeld, C. (2005). Prep: a novel. Random House Trade paperback edition. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sittenfeld, Curtis. 2005. Prep: A Novel. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.

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Sittenfeld, Curtis, Prep: A Novel. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005.

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Sittenfeld, Curtis. Prep: A Novel. Random House Trade paperback edition. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005. Print.

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