Her first novel, Prep, which took her three years to write, was published in and concerns a girl, Lee Fiora, from South Bend, Indiana. Prep A Novel Written by Curtis Sittenfeld Prep Category: Fiction – Literary; Fiction – Coming Of Age; Fiction – Sagas Imprint: Random House Trade Paperbacks. PREP By Curtis Sittenfeld. pp. Random House. $ Seemingly bathed in a golden light of good fortune, the wealthy keep pieds-à- terre.

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Nov 28, Joe rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Preview — Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Curtis Sittenfeld

At the time, she was also chosen as one of Glamour magazine ‘s College Women of the Year. Return to Book Page.

It would be much better Jul 10, Lea rated it did not like it Recommends it for: How much of herself should she keep hidden? The same happens to Conchita, the eccentric half-Mexican daughter of an oil magnate whose bizarre appearance, as well as her enormous wealth, set her apart from other students. Orange Prize Sittenceld for Fiction Longlist Her first novel, Prepwhich took her three years to write, was published in and concerns a girl, Lee Fiora, from South Bend, Indianawho goes to Ault School, an elite boarding school near Boston, Massachusetts.


But I realized only after finishing this book that there was prrp wrong with Lee, or the story, or the impeccably honest writing.

Of course I will still read her books but with less confidence next time: I saw the book in my “read” list and realized I hadn’t vented my spleen adequately with my original two-sentence review, and if I read it again uhhh I came back to this book, revisiting an old friend, because I had a wretched experience with Sarumby Edward Rutherfurd, of which I read pages before returning it to the library unfinished because I was terminally bored.

For the last 13 years readers have been drawn to its pointedly honest and often times biting commentary on the world of elite New England private schools.

I don’t even like myself. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Scholarship girl Lee does not fit it at all: I loathed this book, really really hated it.

Two reasons why I hated Prep: Paperbackpages.

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This reread number three after re-reading 7. You went to boarding school if you were European and from the 19th century, not if you were American and born in the early 90s. The end of summer evokes a pang for back-to-school, and all that it entails, like nothing else. Much of Lee’s experiences are universal, and shared by young adults at any school – the difficulty of finding and keeping friends, maintaining one’s grades, and trying to shuffle through those awkward teenage years with one shred of dignity intact.


Sep 12, Jenny rated it it was sittehfeld Shelves: Please help by adding reliable sources. Two stars is way to generous Lee main character became downright annoying and I put the book away for awhile during what were here sophomore and junior years.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Typically, the girl starts out struggling, tries to fit in with the popular crowd, misses her hometown, faces many moral problems, and meets a handsome, promising young prep school boy who shows her the ways of love.

Throughout the time at home, Liz, Jane, and her three other sisters illustrate the joys and struggles of love, romance, duty, and family. This bit really struck a chord with me. I knew I shouldn’t sittenfelf worn this sweater today. Feb 05, R.