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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (248 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily Cassel Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781427208392
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What happens when your life doesn't go according to plan?



Ryden Malby had a plan. Step One: do well in high school, thereby achieving Step Two: get a kick-butt college scholarship. Step Three – limit her beer pong in order to keep said scholarship – wasn't always easy. Now that she's finally graduated, it's time for Step Four: moving to LA to land her dream job at the city's best publishing house. So far, Ryden's three-for-three, but she's about to stumble on Step Four….



When Jessica Bard, Ryden's college nemesis—the prettiest, smartest, most ambitious girl at school—steals her perfect job, Ryden's forced to move back to her childhood home in the Valley. Stuck with her eccentric family – a karate-obsessed dad, a politically incorrect grandma, a spoiled-brat little brother – and a growing stack of rejected job applications, Ryden starts to feel like she's going nowhere. The only upside is spending time with her best friend Adam—and running into her hot next-door neighbor David. But if Ryden's going to survive life as a post-grad, it may be time to come up with a new plan…

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  • “Adorable. Justine magazine

  • [An] addicting read... [with] a great set of well rounded characters.... A great read for the summer. Flamingnet.com

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph Bowe | 2/15/2014

    " I'm not much of a fan of movie novelizations, and I haven't seen Post Grad the film. This book was funny and easy-to-read, and one I'd recommend if you're looking for a short, light read. It's a bit cliche, and lacking in character development (probably on account of how short it is, and the fact it's based off a movie), but I think teenage girls who aren't big readers will like it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marjanne | 2/14/2014

    " When I picked this up I thought I was a book that a new movie was based on. On closer inspection I realized that it's a book based on a screenplay for the movie, so essentially it is the novelization of a chick-flick. Generally I enjoy chick-flicks, but I think this one would drive me crazy. The main character is the stereotypical girl from most chick-flicks, the story is extremely predictable, and mostly the story is just shallow. I think the only reason I finished it was because it was a quick read and didn't require much thinking. Ryden, the lead character, is just too whiney and self-centered. It kind of drove me crazy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 2/11/2014

    " Post Grad has its funny moments, but it also has cheesy ones. When I read this book, I was, fortunately, in the mood for both. I recommend Post Grad to those who are looking for a quick, mood-lifting read. The book is not thought-provoking nor moving, but it will be entertaining to some, especially those who are soon-to-be college graduates. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 1/28/2014

    " When I first picked up the book I thought it was what the movie was based off of. I later realized that it was the other way around. It made more sense. The book was predictable, light, fluffy, cute, etc. There was no real substance to it. And Ryden was way to whiny for my tastes. But it was a quick easy read. Good for long hours in the laundry room. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah "Mir" | 1/14/2014

    " This was a pretty funny read and I want to check out the movie now. Though I would not recommend the novel to most of the 'young adults' of the YA fiction intended market. The main character is fresh out of college and along with that comes the responsibilities and mindsets of the college age-group. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chantale | 1/13/2014

    " Short read. I enjoyed the quirkiness of the family. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/10/2014

    " Light and fluffy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 1/7/2014

    " This is maybe a two and a half star book. It made me laugh, but overall it was just a retelling of the movie. That's what I get for not noticing the book was based on the screen play, not the other way around. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kourtney | 12/30/2013

    " I just could not get into this book. Nothing exciting happened, the characters lacked a sense of being real and having any depth to them, and all in all it was very predictable. Usually the book is better than the movie, and if that is the case I will be skipping this movie! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kealey M | 11/29/2013

    " far from a work of art, but nice to read a story about post-grad struggles when you've just graduated :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 11/11/2013

    " Bought the book by mistake online....I was after the film....since I had it though I read it...it's an easy read, no thinking required, perfect book to read in between, enjoyable and a little funny... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadia | 8/20/2013

    " I don't think that any author has described a family like this. It was downright hilarious. I loved every part of this book and I so cannot wait to watch this movie. It made me realise how seeing too far in the future can make you blind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 4/12/2013

    " A really cute, quick, funny read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 3/20/2013

    " A quick read that is but cute and entertaining. I can only hope that the movie lives up to the same quality as the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer (NorthernLghts) | 12/16/2012

    " I flew through this book because it was such a fluff book. I'd like to say it was a cute read but it wasn't. I found Rylan to be very flat, the family characters were too over the top and I didn't really see any growth from anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/20/2012

    " It was a cute book but just too short! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah Holt | 8/20/2012

    " if you like cheesy lovey dovey endings. read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jrsygrl1980 | 2/12/2012

    " I thought this book read very much like the movie that portrayed it. There was not much else in the book better or worse than the movie "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lthelibrarylover | 11/19/2011

    " This book was not very believable. The main characters are supposed to be 19 or 20 years old, but they act like 16 year olds. Aside from that there was no plot and it was quite boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 11/19/2011

    " I don't know why but I just loved this book! It was very "this is your life" to me. This girl has got a crazy family like I do and laughed my ass off the whole 2 days it took me to read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/17/2011

    " To be honest I didn't finish this book. I had seen the movie and found that the first couple of chapters of this book were just boring. The writing wasn't great and I thought I would waste no more time with it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shaima | 5/29/2011

    " I thought it would be appropriate of me to read this right before I graduate from college with a useless degree in English literature (just like the main character!), maybe it would give me a clue as to what on earth my next step should be. It didn't really help, but it was an ok read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzy | 5/15/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book!!! It's definitely a cute love story with some humor!!! Would definitely read again!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 3/8/2011

    " I don't know why but I just loved this book! It was very "this is your life" to me. This girl has got a crazy family like I do and laughed my ass off the whole 2 days it took me to read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 4/26/2010

    " This book is an easy sit by the pool read. The story line is very predictible and not very engaging. Just your typical best friends become more story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jrsygrl1980 | 2/5/2010

    " I thought this book read very much like the movie that portrayed it. There was not much else in the book better or worse than the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzy | 1/16/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book!!! It's definitely a cute love story with some humor!!! Would definitely read again!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 1/11/2010

    " A really cute, quick, funny read!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chantale | 10/31/2009

    " Short read. I enjoyed the quirkiness of the family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 9/28/2009

    " It was a cute book but just too short! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 9/6/2009

    " A quick read that is but cute and entertaining. I can only hope that the movie lives up to the same quality as the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kourtney | 8/3/2009

    " I just could not get into this book. Nothing exciting happened, the characters lacked a sense of being real and having any depth to them, and all in all it was very predictable. Usually the book is better than the movie, and if that is the case I will be skipping this movie! "

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About the Narrator

Ilyana Kadushin was born in Miami and raised in the rural cornfields of Maryland. She attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York City and has performed in many theater productions. Kadushin wrote and performed a one woman multimedia musical called Devour the Apple.