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The Resource Prep : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld

Prep : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld

Label
Prep : a novel
Title
Prep
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Curtis Sittenfeld
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1980s, for reasons even she has difficulty pinpointing, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves her middle-class, close-knit, ribald family in Indiana and enrolls at Ault, an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts. Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of, and ultimately a participant in, their rituals and mores, although, as a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider. By the time she's a senior, Lee has found her place at Ault. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her hard-won identity within the community is shattered. Lee's experiences, complicated relationships with teachers, intense and sometimes rancorous friendships with other girls, an all-consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and more than a crush, are both a psychologically astute portrait of one girl's coming-of-age and an embodiment of the painful and thrilling adolescence universal to us all
Cataloging source
ONW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sittenfeld, Curtis
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I94
LC item number
P74 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Preparatory school students
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Massachusetts
  • Indiana
  • Psychological fiction
  • Bildungsromans
Label
Prep : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a Reader's guide and Reading group questions and topics for discussion
Contents
Thieves -- All school rules are in effect -- Assassin -- Cipher -- Parents' weekend -- Townie -- Spring-cleaning -- Kissing and kissing
Control code
ocm62892958
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2005 Random House Trade pbk. ed.
Extent
420 p.
Isbn
9780812972351
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
port.
System control number
(OCoLC)62892958
Label
Prep : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld
Publication
Note
Includes a Reader's guide and Reading group questions and topics for discussion
Contents
Thieves -- All school rules are in effect -- Assassin -- Cipher -- Parents' weekend -- Townie -- Spring-cleaning -- Kissing and kissing
Control code
ocm62892958
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2005 Random House Trade pbk. ed.
Extent
420 p.
Isbn
9780812972351
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
port.
System control number
(OCoLC)62892958

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