Title: The Ivy
Author: Lauren Kunze with Rina Onur
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Freshman year at Harvard--glamorous parties, blossoming friendships, steamy romances, and scandalous secrets. Skip the campus tour and get right to the good stuff: classes are for scoping guys (and their Facebook profiles), not taking notes. The library is for study dates (the medieval history stacks get a lot of action), not studying. And success is a 4.0 GPA... plus getting into the most exclusive parties. How will Callie--a California girl with brains, beauty, and big dreams--and her three roommates survive?
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Built with friendships, relationships, secrets and college drama, The Ivy is a hilarious and sexy novel that will let you experience how it really is to be in an Ivy league school, Harvard University, one of the most prestigious schools in the world-- or let me say, the most prestigious school in the world.
Kunze and Onur gives you the perfect setting. With experience, being room mates and from graduating harvard, they both add in some of Harvard's real courses and classes, traditions, and a bit of the past, giving you a taste on the school itself.
The plot was full of drama, I have to say. Callie, and her oh-so-awesome room mates, Dana, Mimi, and Vanessa encountered many problems during their freshman year-- many boy issues, friendship issues, Callie having a rough time trying to get used to the whole new, eminent, Harvard, and, lastly, getting drunk.
Callie, a californian blonde, trying her best to basically 'maneuver' herself into Harvard, was, way too much of a chaser. Her love life was too complicated, but, I don't blame her, since she's got the looks and the body, through the mens eyes. Although, Callie's a kind and good friend to be around with-- just not when you go to an alcohol party with her. Her room mates, were absolutely adorable and hilarious; Vanessa, the true fashion-obsessed girl, your average college Harvard student, and who cared too much about what she wore and what her friends wore, Dana, who is kind of... boring, and lastly, Mimi, my favorite, the European, who says a lot of things in French. There was the boys too; Matt, nice, handsome and really nerdy, who starts crushing on Callie, OK (cool nickname right?), a prince who just got cheated by his girlfriend, Gregory, the idiot who never took anything seriously, and lastly, Clint, the most known man on campus, who yet was, hot.
If your up to a drama-filled, hilarious, and fun read, then, The Ivy is a perfect choice. Watch Callie struggle navigating to her new school, and her adventures with her room mates and friends. Oh, and the ending SUCKED (in a good way.) You know why? It ends at a cliffhanger. I want the sequel. NOW.