By Cecily von Ziegesar
(Hyperion, Paperback, 9781401310486, 272pp.)
Publication Date: August 2011
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These five friends came to Dexter to get a college degree.
What they'll really get is an education.
When five freshmen arrive at Dexter College, a small liberal arts school in the quiet town of Home, Maine, the drama unfolds as quickly as the first keg is tapped. There's Shipley--blonde and beautiful, the object of envy and more than a little lust. Her edgy roommate, Eliza, came to Dexter to get noticed, and she has the attitude and the mouth to prove it. Tom is a jock-turned-artist--handsome, privileged, used to getting his own way. Sensitive Nick is Tom's wake-and-bake, pot-smoking roommate. And then there's Adam Gatz, a freckle-faced local boy and his not-so-little sister, Tragedy.
As Shipley, Eliza, Tom, Nick, and Adam find out, the first year of college is more than credits and cramming. It's a time of lust, love, secrecy, and scandal.
Previoiusly released as Cum Laude
Cecily Von Ziegesar is a five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gossip Girl series, which has sold more than 6,000,000 copies in the U.S. alone. The television adaptation of the series is also a runaway hit. Cecily lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
"Whether you call her your guilty pleasure or just know you need more von Ziegesar in your life, you're going to want this New York Times bestselling author's new novel in your beach tote this summer."—Elle.com
"Gossip Girl goes to college in this tart satire of the class of 2014. . . . Plenty of Animal House antics and wiseacre banter keep this light and breezy, but von Ziegesar, whose Gossip Girl novels spawned the megahit TV series, adds a crisp and surprisingly steely edge."—Publishers Weekly
"Enough scandal that the pages practically propel themselves."—Booklist