Book Reviews of Acceptance

Author: Susan Coll
ISBN-13: 9780374237196
ISBN-10: 0374237190
Publication Date: 3/6/2007
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
Anyone who has high-school aged kids will recognize every character in this book. This is a fun summer read for parents and students, if they can squeeze it in between practice essays and SAT prep. Acceptance is an enjoyable, quick read that I'm going recommending to all my friends.
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a must read book for teens stressing about applying to college and for the people who have to put up with them. It's funny and helps you laugh at all the craziness. The novel follows three students, their families and a college admissions officers for the year prior to the acceptance/rejection/wait list letters going out. Acceptance is an easy read that will give you a few chuckles and some perspective on the college application stress at the same time.
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Helpful Score: 5
I definitely enjoyed reading this book. I am out of college, and have no children, but even though the plot of this book has no relation to my daily life happenings, the book was such a good read, it didn't matter. Anyone can appreciate the comedic and sometimes dramatic approaches people take to acheive their goals, and seeing how priorities shift throughout the course of year was very insightful. This book is an excellent read for anyone who is interested in human thought process, decision making, suburban lifestyles, highschoolers, parent/kid relationships, college admissions, or anyone looking for a good read. Excellent plot and character development.
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Helpful Score: 4
this is a really fun look at the crazy world of college admissions. Intertwining three college bound seniors tales of glory and failure makes for a quick read
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was much harder for me to get into than I expected it to be. It was slow going for a long time. There were several times when I almost stopped reading it entirely, but I held out till the end. The ending was anticlimactic to me. I didn't hate the book, but I just ended up feeling indifferent by the end of it. Sadly, there isn't a neutral option when choosing the number of stars, so I practiced grade inflation and gave it 3 out of 5 instead of 2 out of 5.
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This story is told through the eyes of several characters including a couple moms, an interim dean of admissions at a college, and some students as they wind their way through the college application process. A very interesting fictional story that would certainly be appreciated by those parents and children who are working through the jigsaw puzzle of college admissions. This was a quick read for me, and definitely an entertaining method for me to learn a little bit about the processes my children will soon be going through.