Book Reviews of Secret Society Girl (Ivy League, Bk 1)

Secret Society Girl (Ivy League, Bk 1)
Secret Society Girl - Ivy League, Bk 1
Author: Diana Peterfreund
ISBN-13: 9780440243892
ISBN-10: 0440243890
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
SECRET SOCIETY GIRL marks the beginning of a series that is unlike most female-protagonist, secret-society books in that it is actually intelligent and funny. I found myself laughing out loud at many spots, and Amy is a wonderful protagonist, a girl with a backbone. Of course, there are still plenty of romantic entanglements to satisfy our natural desire for, well, desire. I'm excited to pick up the next book in the series and devour it like I did this one!
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Helpful Score: 2
I was surprised at how much I loved this book! I actually had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to know what was going to happen. It took me 3 nights to read it and believe me, I didn't want it to take so long. 2 nights in a row, I found myself still reading at 4 am and saying "just one more chapter" to myself. :) I look forward to reading more in this series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Just couldn't get into this one. It felt very Young Adult to me, even though it isn't listed as such. Cute storyline, but I guess I'll have to sadly accept I'm simply too old to truly enjoy it. I'll admit there were some parts that brought back some 'dorm living' memories!
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Helpful Score: 1
Was an okay book, gave a different look into the "secret societies"
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Helpful Score: 1
Amy Haskel is a junior at Eli University, the editor of the Literary Magazine, and waiting to be tapped into Quill & Ink--the literary society. Her interview, though, is rather strange: she can't see any of her interviewers, the girl she assumes is her sponsor is sitting in the class Amy is currently skipping, and the panel seems to know everything about her. Things get even stranger when she receives a note. This note isn't decorated with the Quill & Ink colors and the seal is that of Rose & Grave, the most secret, most elite, most prestigious secret society on campus. One that also does not tap women. If Amy is confused at first, things only get worse from here. She goes through some very strange initiation ceremonies, is constantly being distanced from her real friends, and making new friends with her fellow brothers and sisters. If the rush of a foreign experience isn't enough, it turns out that immediately there is a major power struggle within the society. One that Amy will be thrust in the middle of.

This was very enjoyable. Amy is a likable character, with flaws and self-doubts (but not too many to make her whiny). The pace of the book was good and kept me interested throughout. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
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"Of course, I'd like to tell you all the reasons why I loved it, but then I'd have to kill you....."--Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of The Thin Pink Line and A Little Change of Face.
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SECRET SOCIETY GIRL marks the beginning of a series that is unlike most female-protagonist, secret-society books in that it is actually intelligent and funny. I found myself laughing out loud at many spots, and Amy is a wonderful protagonist, a girl with a backbone. Of course, there are still plenty of romantic entanglements to satisfy our natural desire for, well, desire. I'm excited to pick up the next book in the series and devour it like I did this one!
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A great suspensful story set at a college campus
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Meet Amy Maureen Haskel, a junior at prestigious Eli University. As editor-in-chief of the campus literary newspaper, Amy's a shoe-in to be tapped for Quill & Ink, the literary senior society, home to writers and scribblers of any and all degree. After all, it's a part of her master plan: get tapped into Quill & Ink, do her summer internship at Horton, make it through the Russian Novel class, decide what to do with her "friend with benefits," Brandon, and, basically, enjoy a fulfilling life as a literary genius.

Except things don't quite work out that way. Amy is tapped to join a society all right, but she learns pretty quickly (all the guys in black robes hidden in shadow give her a clue) that it isn't Quill & Ink who is interested in her. No, she's been tapped by Rose & Grave, the mother of all secret societies on Eli's campus. Except that doesn't make sense either, as Rose & Grave is a society of men only.

The fact that Rose & Grave has decided to allow women into their society is just the beginning of Amy's junior year. She's heard so many rumors about the "Diggers" over the years that she doesn't know what is fact and what is fiction. Does Rose & Grave really run the country? Is every presidential candidate a member? Do they control the media? Is Rose & Grave funded with unlimited money from the world's biggest CEO's and business founders? Are you really supposed to leave the room if someone so much as utters the words Rose & Grave, and yet wear a Rose & Grave pin on your person at all times? It's all very confusing for Amy, and it only gets more so after her initiation.

Given the ultra-cool (not) name of Bugaboo, Amy is now in a secret society, which is great. Except she can't tell anyone that she's a member of Rose & Grave, never mind what she does during their meetings. There are some members of the Diggers who aren't thrilled to have women in their ranks, and that spells major trouble for not only Amy and the other members of class D177, but possibly for the entire Rose & Grace society.

SECRET SOCIETY GIRL is a blast! Fun and witty, with an engaging theme, heartfelt situations, intriguing dialogue, and a cast of characters that you'll be cheering for, it's a story you won't want to put down. Thankfully, there's another book coming in this series, so I have something to look forward to. As it is, though, I can't wait for another look into the lives of not only Bugaboo, but some of my other favorite characters--Angel, Little Demon, and Puck. Not to mention being able to catch up on the lives of the graduating class members such as Poe and Lancelot. You won't go wrong picking up a copy of this clever, imaginative story.
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This was a great book. It was very fun to read and a page-turner. It definitely left me wanting more, as did the second book in the series. I am patiently awaiting the third!
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Overall it was a good, quick read. It made me think about gender issues and reminisce about my old sorority days.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Meet Amy Maureen Haskel, a junior at prestigious Eli University. As editor-in-chief of the campus literary newspaper, Amy's a shoe-in to be tapped for Quill & Ink, the literary senior society, home to writers and scribblers of any and all degree. After all, it's a part of her master plan: get tapped into Quill & Ink, do her summer internship at Horton, make it through the Russian Novel class, decide what to do with her "friend with benefits," Brandon, and, basically, enjoy a fulfilling life as a literary genius.

Except things don't quite work out that way. Amy is tapped to join a society all right, but she learns pretty quickly (all the guys in black robes hidden in shadow give her a clue) that it isn't Quill & Ink who is interested in her. No, she's been tapped by Rose & Grave, the mother of all secret societies on Eli's campus. Except that doesn't make sense either, as Rose & Grave is a society of men only.

The fact that Rose & Grave has decided to allow women into their society is just the beginning of Amy's junior year. She's heard so many rumors about the "Diggers" over the years that she doesn't know what is fact and what is fiction. Does Rose & Grave really run the country? Is every presidential candidate a member? Do they control the media? Is Rose & Grave funded with unlimited money from the world's biggest CEO's and business founders? Are you really supposed to leave the room if someone so much as utters the words Rose & Grave, and yet wear a Rose & Grave pin on your person at all times? It's all very confusing for Amy, and it only gets more so after her initiation.

Given the ultra-cool (not) name of Bugaboo, Amy is now in a secret society, which is great. Except she can't tell anyone that she's a member of Rose & Grave, never mind what she does during their meetings. There are some members of the Diggers who aren't thrilled to have women in their ranks, and that spells major trouble for not only Amy and the other members of class D177, but possibly for the entire Rose & Grace society.

SECRET SOCIETY GIRL is a blast! Fun and witty, with an engaging theme, heartfelt situations, intriguing dialogue, and a cast of characters that you'll be cheering for, it's a story you won't want to put down. Thankfully, there's another book coming in this series, so I have something to look forward to. As it is, though, I can't wait for another look into the lives of not only Bugaboo, but some of my other favorite characters--Angel, Little Demon, and Puck. Not to mention being able to catch up on the lives of the graduating class members such as Poe and Lancelot. You won't go wrong picking up a copy of this clever, imaginative story.