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The Resource Prep : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld

Prep : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld

Label
Prep : a novel
Title
Prep
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Curtis Sittenfeld
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1980s, for reasons even she has difficulty pinpointing, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves her middle-class, close-knit, ribald family in Indiana and enrolls at Ault, an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts. Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of, and ultimately a participant in, their rituals and mores, although, as a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider. By the time she's a senior, Lee has found her place at Ault. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her hard-won identity within the community is shattered. Lee's experiences, complicated relationships with teachers, intense and sometimes rancorous friendships with other girls, an all-consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and more than a crush, are both a psychologically astute portrait of one girl's coming-of-age and an embodiment of the painful and thrilling adolescence universal to us all
Summary
During the late 1980s, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves behind her close-knit, middle-class Indiana family to enroll in an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts, becoming a shrewd observer of, and eventually a participant in, their rituals and customs
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
130341
Cataloging source
ONW
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Prep : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20967379
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781400062317
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004046858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55099405
  • (Sirsi) AAT-3291
Label
Prep : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20967379
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781400062317
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004046858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55099405
  • (Sirsi) AAT-3291

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