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Descriptions : Curtis Sittenfeld s debut novel, Prep, is an insightful, achingly funny coming of age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition.Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen year old when her father drops her off in front of her dorm at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts She leaves her ani Curtis Sittenfeld s debut novel, Prep, is an insightful, achingly funny coming of age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition.Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen year old when her father drops her off in front of her dorm at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts She leaves her animated, affectionate family in South Bend, Indiana, at least in part because of the boarding school s glossy brochure, in which boys in sweaters chat in front of old brick buildings, girls in kilts hold lacrosse sticks on pristinely mown athletic fields, and everyone sings hymns in chapel As Lee soon learns, Ault is a cloistered world of jaded, attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket and speak in their own clever shorthand Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of and, ultimately, a participant in their rituals and s As a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider and is both drawn to and repelled by other loners By the time she s a senior, Lee has created a hard won place for herself at Ault But when her behavior takes a self destructive and highly public turn, her carefully crafted identity within the community is shattered.Ultimately, Lee s experiences complicated relationships with teachers intense friendships with other girls an all consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and than a crush conflicts with her parents, from whom Lee feels increasingly distant, coalesce into a singular portrait of the painful and thrilling adolescence universal to us all From the Hardcover edition.










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