Really not too impressed. It seemed long and took me forever to read. She goes on and on about the reviewer process until you're like "enough already." The last 100 pages are actually the best, most interesting part of the book, when the character develops a small amount of personality. It does let you know something about what college admission officers look for, but it may tell you more of what not to do and what not to expect than anything else. It's a lot like reading about someone with a really ugly, hard job you're really glad you don't have.
Interesting a first, great glimpse into admission process at ivy league schools. Book is often redundant and predictable and is too long. Characters could be fleshed out a bit more and less irritating. I liked the excerpts from the students personal statements that start each chapter,