Book Review of Prep

Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2

This book was good but at the same time difficult to stick with. The main character is so incredibly negative and passive, that it is difficult to relate to or root for her in any way. Some of her feelings and the situations she found herself in I could relate to certainly, but her response was at times maddening. I wanted to choke her and tell her to get off her butt and do something about it. Even at the end, when she does finally do something in a small way, she screws it up.

Reading about the school and its students was very intersting, however. Not having ever gone to or known anyone to have gone to boarding school, it was interesting to peek inside one (if Sittenfeld's description is accurate, which is questionable since she's from Iowa and herself did not go to boarding school).