Posts Tagged: College Life

Dec 29
Review: Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Review: Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

The summer before my freshman year in college, my roommate-to-be called me out of the blue.  I was surprised by the call, and perhaps I wasn’t feeling particularly sociable, so I kept the conversation short and business-like, primarily discussing who was going to bring what.  I didn’t give the conversation another thought, and we did not speak again until we met in our dorm room.  We became friends quickly, and she eventually told me that that initial conversation had worried… Read more »


Sep 06
Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

You don’t have to have a twin sister to feel Cath’s pain when, during their freshman year at the same college, her twin, Wren, makes it clear she wants a separate identity from Cath.  Wren wants a college experience of new friends, guys, parties, and maybe a little bit of school.  Parties and meeting new people make Cath anxious, so the sisters quickly go their separate ways.  Cath is hurt, but she accepts Wren’s decision.  Wren settles easily into college… Read more »


Mar 22
Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

“So Lulu?  What do you say?  You want to go to Paris?  For just one day?”  Fortunately for us, Lulu (née Allyson) says yes.  Good thing for Gayle Forman, too; otherwise her book would have ended on page 30.  High-school student, Allyson, impulsively takes off for Paris with Willem, a Dutch actor whom she’d just met in England.  She spends the day and night with him, and in the morning he’s…gone.  Allyson is shattered and flees Paris.  These events are… Read more »


Mar 09
Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

***Note – If you have not read the first two books in this series, this review will contain spoilers. *** When I finished Boundless, one of my most pressing questions was: Does Stanford actually have a course called The Practice of Happiness?  Indeed, it does.  Now that that urgent matter is out of the way, let’s get on to the story. I loved Unearthly, I was less enthralled with Hallowed, and I wanted so badly for this series to finish… Read more »