This book was better than I thought it would be. Although it's about a private high school, it's very grown-up, with story threads revolving around both adults and teenagers. Adultery, death, emotional problems - some heavy themes in this book. Well-written, it kept my interest and I finished it quickly because I couldn't put it down. Very good book.
From the dustjacket...
"It's a world of over-the-top entitlement and tribal customs, a world of superficial interactions and deep needs - a world of private schools and privilege. Griffin is a preparatory school on Manhattan's Upper East Side, with the best students-and the wealthiest parent body-the city has to offer. "
This book tells the stories of five characters with intersecting lives who are associated with Griffin: Lazy, the headmistress; Michael, a student on the fast track; Julianne, his girlfriend; and their mothers, who become friends despite their very different backgrounds.
As a fan of the CW drama Gossip Girl I was expecting the book to take more of a sordid path. But it didn't-- though still a fun read.
I didn't particularly care for this book. There didn't seem to be much of a plot, just a bunch of short chapters about a bunch of shallow and dysfunctional people. I didn't really find any of the characters very likable. It was, however a quick read.
painfully boring..not my cup of tea..