Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Book - 2010
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Delves into the varied lives of a group of college students, including the campus beauty, her edgy roommate, a jock with an artsy side, his pot-smoking roommate, an older guy who never left school, and a loner who lives at home with his parents.
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion,, [2010]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781401323479
Branch Call Number: FIC VONZ
Characteristics: 259 pages ; 25 cm


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Oct 11, 2012

Definitely not what I expected from Cecily von Ziegesar. I am a fan of the Gossip Girl series, so I thought I'd give this a try. I found a few of the characters rather amusing, but most of them were kind of irritating. The main character, Shipley, doesn't even seem like a real person and comes off as very Mary Sue-ish. I agree that it gives a very unrealistic view into college and plays very high to various stereotypes (mostly negative). There are parts of the story that really drag on, using 30 words to descibe something when the point would have gotten across in 15. Nowhere near von Ziegesar's best. It seems as if she's trying a little too hard with her first stand-alone novel, especially since she's aiming towards adults for this one. This is something I probably wouldn't recommend to anyone else execpt for those maybe trying to find a quick and easy read to use up a little free time, if even then.

BakerStreetIrregular Mar 10, 2011

Definately not as good as the Gossip Girl or It Girl series.

Feb 26, 2011

It's above average, but boring at most parts. Overall not bad, though at some parts in the book it's really too much information.

Jul 23, 2010

Gives a very unrealistic view of college life (mainly freshman year), exaggerating on the many negative stereotypes in society (sex, drugs, etc).

Not overly interesting to read. I would never recommend to someone, even to people who liked the "Gossip Girl" novels.


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Feb 26, 2011

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