Sittenfeld captures the teenage girl's self-absorption, confusion, anxiety, and growth with honesty and no small amount of affection. This fictional account of middle-class, midwestern Lee Fiora's four years at a New England boarding school will not make anyone long to relive their own high school years, but readers will certainly recognize themselves somewhere in this novel.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS 3619 .I94 P74 2005
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Nancy Stenerson Gonzales, Cataloger, Leatherby Libraries