Based on a True Frenzy
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In Early Decision, debut novelist Lacy Crawford draws on 15 years of experience traveling the world as a highly sought-after private college counselor to illuminate the madness of college admissions.
Working one-on-one with Tiger-mothered, burned-out kids, Anne “the application whisperer” can make Harvard a reality. Early Decision follows five students over one autumn as Anne helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs, and perfect the Common Application. It seems their entire future is on the line—and it is. Though not because of Princeton and Yale. It’s because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition, and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins.
Whether you want to get in or just get out, with wit and heart, Early Decision explodes the secrets of the college admissions race.
From Publishers Weekly
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Enjoyable read for both parents and former prepsters alike!
I really wanted to like this book. It seemed like it would be funny, informative and entertaining. In truth it is none of the above. This is less of a book about kids trying to get in to stellar schools and more about the author's own insecurities and neuroses. Too bad. There's obviously talent there. It's just obscured with the author's need to impress readers with how brilliant she is - as she references her own ivy- league education on practically every page; exhausting and totally lacks focus.
Early Decision is a wonderful, entertaining read.