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2.18 out of 52.18 out of 52.18 out of 52.18 out of 52.18 out of 5 2.18 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Narrator: Tara Sands Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781401394271
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They’re here for a higher education … and you won’t believe how far they’ll go.

Dexter College is a small liberal arts college in the quiet town of Home, Maine. But it won’t stay quiet for long with this group of freshmen. There’s Shipley—blonde and beautiful, the object of envy and more than a little lust. Determined to assert herself and to shed her good-girl image, she buys cigarettes and condoms, because that’s what every self-respecting college girl does. Her edgy roommate, Eliza, came to Dexter to get noticed, and she has the attitude and the mouth to prove it. Then there’s Tom—handsome, privileged, used to getting his own way, he’s a jock-turned-artist who thinks his paintings will change the world. Sensitive Nick, Tom’s wake-and-bake pot-smoking roommate, wants to follow in the footsteps of his boarding-school hero. And then there are brother and sister Adam and Tragedy Gatz. The freckle-faced farm boy lives at home with his parents and his little sister, who does all she can to stop him from being a wuss.

As Shipley, Eliza, Tom, Nick, and Adam find out, that first year of college is more than credits and cramming. Between the lust and the love, the secrecy and the scandal, they’ll all receive an unexpected education. It’s a time of shifting alliances, unrequited crushes, and coming of age. “Find yourself” is Dexter’s motto. And they are determined to do just that.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ziegesar, whose Gossip Girl novels spawned the mega-hit TV series, adds a crisp and surprisingly steely edge that keeps the precocious teens from devolving entirely into smug knuckleheads.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 4/15/2011

    " ...this was supposed to be an adult novel? Really? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/14/2011

    " I actually only thought this book was worth about 2.5 stars, but I think it deserves an extra .5 just for referencing Ice Castles. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 3/22/2011

    " I just did not like this book. I kind of thought it was all over the place and sometimes I could tell which character it was about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/21/2011

    " I enjoyed this book and hope she makes it into a whole series!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 2/19/2011

    " This book totally reminded me of college and St.Joe life "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alison | 2/7/2011

    " c'était vraiment plate, je n'ai jamais été intéressé par l'histoire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 2/3/2011

    " it started off okay, but i skipped at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tenna | 1/29/2011

    " This book could be best described as "meh". It was moderately entertaining but I don't think I would pick anything up by this author again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliza | 1/20/2011

    " Not bad for a light read - the plot had some twists I didn't expect, and I liked the characters. Also, I kinda loved the bit about the Mercedes sharing - totally ridiculous, yet oddly poetic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 1/9/2011

    " I actually think the Gossip Girls series is better, and that is not saying much. It is set in Maine, but the state comes across as a stereotype of fried seafood restaurants and crazy natives. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Raechel | 1/7/2011

    " I am disappointed this is the first book I completed in 2011. It was difficult to find the desire to read it all the way through. "

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About the Author
Author Cecily von Ziegesar

Cecily von Ziegesar has always lived in New York City. She’s already at work on her next Gossip Girl and It Girl projects, so be careful what you do or say and who you're seen with.

About the Narrator

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is well known as the voice of Anna Kyoyama in Shaman King, Mokuba Kaiba in the English adaptation of the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, as well as Chase on Fighting Foodons. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in New Jersey, She studied theater at Hofstra University and has had a steady stream of voice acting work since high school. Much of her work is in anime dubbing, with multiple roles in such franchises as Slayers and Pokémon. She has also narrated numerous audiobooks, including Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes series and Ellen Potter’s Olivia Kidney series. In addition to providing voiceovers, she has appeared on-camera in commercials, including as the ‘Office Cheerleader’ in a series for Lipton’s Cup-a-Soup and television series, including, Everybody Hates Chris. She is also a successful television host whose credits include: Cartoon Network’s weekly block, Fridays and major red carpet premieres.