Her first novel, Prep, which took her three years to write, was published in and concerns a girl, Lee Fiora, from South Bend, Indiana. Prep A Novel Written by Curtis Sittenfeld Prep Category: Fiction – Literary; Fiction – Coming Of Age; Fiction – Sagas Imprint: Random House Trade Paperbacks. PREP By Curtis Sittenfeld. pp. Random House. $ Seemingly bathed in a golden light of good fortune, the wealthy keep pieds-à- terre.

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I also didn’t like how she separated races so much. Don’t worry, though, I’m not into spoilers. The main character isn’t my favorite person, but the reader is still compelled to understand her.

And the whole “romance” p I can’t decide how I felt about this book. Fiction Curtis Sittenfeld reviews. I’m basing my praise on the very thing I’m saying shouldn’t matter. I was Let me first admit that “Prep” was far from perfect.

Also, the girl thinks about literally nothing but herself and what she imagines people think of her. And the whole “romance” part? Jul 09, Spider the Doof Warrior rated it it was ok Shelves: Of course I will still read her books but with less confidence next time: Want to Read saving…. Don’t buy into it; there’s nothing extraordinary about this book. Now I say “defend” because the book is marketed as chick-lit I don’t care how much reputable praise you list on the back cover; when there’s a pink and green belt cinching your book, you’re chick-litand I was embarrassed to brandish it on the El.

Inthe summer before her senior year, she won Seventeen magazine’s fiction contest. Retrieved 12 November Sadly it was not to be. In her demeanor, there was something spacey and innocent, something slow and not discontented, and it was these qualities I found so irritating.

For the record, though, I recommend spreading it out across several sittings rather than reading it in one big lump–otherwise you can a become inure to the emotional swings and b you might miss a would-be favorite line. Yes, I know John Green ‘s characters are adorable and entertaining, but have you really ever met kids who speak the way they do?


This was just as true through my rereading as it curhis the first time around. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

As if the protagonist being a stagnant, unlikable mess weren’t enough reason to give this book a mere one star I wouldn’t even give it that, had I a choicethe plot mirrors its protagonist, setting up what could be a wonderful story about finding oneself, but ultimately going prp.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Great storytelling, tremendous character development, extremely well written and I highly recommend this book. I thought it was going to be about a girl who climbs her way up xurtis social ladder, makes lot’s of friends, generally has a good experience and maybe meets a guy. Dec 29, Melea Rose-Waters rated it did not like it Shelves: While reading it annoyed me.

Then again, who am I to ask cuftis a thing of an author?

Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld

Or even asexual or heterosexual or gay autistic people. Or maybe it was going prsp Ault that had turned me into the kind of person who would always, for reasons of schooling, then work, stay away.

Throughout the time at home, Liz, Jane, and her three other sisters illustrate the joys and struggles of love, romance, duty, and family. Being a teenager is so awkward, clunky, and uncertain, and it’s difficult for any adult to write truthfully about that period without being tempted to go back and make revisions, creating a protagonist who’s wittier, cooler, or more stitenfeld than most of us ever really were.

There are many identifiable moments in pprep book, sitrenfeld are best served to those who went to prep school and felt, at times, a little bit out of the loop.

With Prepwhat started off as a promising booka protagonist with room to grow, a realistically sitenfeld setting, the timeless coming-of-age plotquickly became one pep the most boring, ridiculous things I have ever read. The novel takes place over the course of four years of prep school crutis Lee doesn’t change one bit.


Think about taking a very long and slow drive around the block; about fifty laps of seeing the same neighbor mow his lawn, the same houses, cars, and weather, before you pull back into your driveway disappointed, frustrated, tired, and just as hungry as when you left.

When I was mad at the book I realized I was mad at something that was all to reminiscent of something I witnessed in my awkward years. While this book was an extremely quick read, therefore proving that it wasn’t so painful that you put it down completely, the main character remained fairly unchanged in her views, and even in retrospect, lacked the ability to see that by judging those around her, she had pigeon-holed herself. I wanted very much to like Lee Fiora, because I related to her shyness, her seeming invisibility, and her self-deprecation.

Boy was I wrong. Retrieved from ” https: I would have thought this was the author poking fun at the absurd names disgustingly wealthy people give their children I’m sorry but doesn’t naming your daughter Horton pretty much guarantee she’ll become a coke-addled slut in her la This book kept me entertained enough during my six hour delay at Logan despite the somewhat tedious subject matter life for an “outsider” at a New England prep school.

Seperated the latina’s and the black people ect. With Prep, Sittenfeld nailed what it’s really like to be a teenager – or at least what it was really like for me – and in so sittenfelx restored my faith in the genre.

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And the thing is, Sittenfeld can write. Prep hits me in places I’m not entirely sure I like being hit, but I always feel better afterwards for it–catharsis at its best, I think. This reread number three after re-reading 7.