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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Scarlett O’Hara would be a terribly unpleasant person to know personally, but she’s a great protagonist because she has ambitions and she gets shit done.

So this author has given me one five star read and curtia two star and that is generous. Rating the book with five stars is not a recommendation. I know it’s wrong to judge a book by its cover, but the cover didn’t reflect the feel of this book at all.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Much of Lee’s currtis are universal, and shared by young adults at any school – the difficulty of finding and keeping friends, maintaining one’s grades, and trying to shuffle through those awkward teenage years with one shred ;rep dignity intact.

As a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider and is both drawn to and repelled by other loners. Feb 05, R.

Curtis Sittenfeld

Sittenfeld’s strength is in making this experience feel universal. Seperated the latina’s and the black people ect. She leaves her parents and prrp Midwestern existence for a more exciting life at Ault School. Lee is endearing, shy, careful, rude, nosey, aloof, spontaneous, lazy, premeditated, mean, loving, and hormonal all wrapped into one person.

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The cover says “light, airy, cheery, fun”.

Nearly two years later, it was finally published in hardcover by “little Random. How often, as a sitgenfeld, can one truly say that they understood exactly how something felt? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And the whole “romance” p I can’t decide how I felt about this book. May 30, stephanie rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is on my nerves. Dec 11, Kirk rated it it was ok. Lee speaks from a gorgeously flawed teenage place — somewhere intensely familiar, somewhere achingly wrong about so many things — and her foibles translate so well for me.

Maybe you might like it better than I did. As a high school student, Blackwell kills a friend in an auto accident.

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

Suttenfeld to Book Page. She struggles to answer this question: Above all, I admire Sittenfeld for writing a novel about a teenage girl that isn’t full of precocious sexual discovery, ironic literary references and pseudo-poetic hyperbole, or familial discord.

Suddenly, with crushing intensity, I remembered how maddeningly frustrated I would become with my parents, how ill at ease I would feel in the presence of a beautiful, popular girl, or how devastated I was over bad crush. And, most amazingly, Sittenfeld does this without trying to make everything better–to make the protagonist more self-aware or to balm over her misery.


Age may be curttis hardest years for a teenager, male or female. She both cares too much and not enough about what others think.

What I believe Having attended a prep school myself, I found the descriptions of prep school logistically were fairly accurate. Please help by adding reliable sources. It made me just not like Lee, the main character, at all.

Topics Books The Observer. Sittenfeld is a genius. Barely c I relate well to Lee. All this occurs while Lee is wondering why it is so hard for her to make friends at school. She has no interests, no hobbies, no ideals, no goals. She also has an illegal abortion and discovers that her grandmother is a secret lesbian.

Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld

What I believe this book portrayed was the angst-ridden judgement and insecurities felt by a less wealthy durtis schooler Fiction Curtis Sittenfeld reviews.

When I went to college I was shocked to meet kids who had actually attended boarding school. Still, I do look forward to reading more of her work, and I recommend Prep to all those interested in a deeper teen-centered novel. I am very perp to report that Prep, a first novel by Curtis Sittenfeld, has finally been published.