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How to Get Into Harvard (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Micou
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A teenage girl has been murdered in the sand dunes just outside the house of Dr. Peter Hamilton. The victim is his daughter. Among those looking on as the police investigate is 17-year-old neighbor Amy Lund, a gifted, home-schooled student almost certain of admission to Harvard. Yet she has a secret – and is torn between keeping quiet about what she knows and divulging information that would destroy her own reputation. It does not help that she is in love, from afar, with a boy who was seeing the murdered Hamilton girl, or that she could implicate him in this seemingly random murder.

Paul Micou is the author of eight novels, among them The Music Programme, The Death of David Debrizzi, The Leper's Bell and, most recently, Confessions of a Map dealer. He lives with his wife and two children in Provence.

“Mr. Micou writes with an unfailing comic sense... He has a smart, brisk style... The book often is hilarious, and never less than engaging.” –The Wall Street Journal

“Micou manages to hit many targets without losing the gentle freshness of the satire.” –The Sunday Times

“Graceful, skillful, brilliant...doesn’t begin to do justice to his gorgeous grasp of character and the crispness of his writing.” – The Times


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 154 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BPA62QK
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brief 8 July 2013
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Well written interesting story, you do get wrapped up in it. It is however rather short and finished a little abruptly for my liking.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tightly Written 17 Mar. 2013
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Tightly written and full of suspense, this book is a page-turner as it explores the compulsive behavior of all the characters. Murder is treated as an inconvenience to the main business of life - which is getting in to Harvard. Only slight criticism, is that I guessed the identity of the killer sometime before the end!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harvard, 19 May 2013
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This was an unusual read but I enjoyed so much seeing it develop and the ending was so right. I hope we have some more from Paul
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars harvard 13 May 2013
By den
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I quite enjoyed this book it was different I think given the opportunity. i would read this authors books again .
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 14 July 2014
By Nel
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Not bad at all and it has a neat twist at the end.
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1.0 out of 5 stars how to get into Harvard 14 July 2014
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What a let down this book is , it has no substance at all ,I know it was only 99p but I was robbed
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2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't get the point at all. 10 July 2014
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Silly short story in my opinion.
Centred entirely on individual's applications to Harvard it was rather boring. I don't know if we were supposed to be surprised or horrified to learn who the murderer was but I was just too glad to reach the last page to be bothered.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 9 July 2014
By Brenda
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I enjoyed reading this and could not put down. Just wish it had been a longer book.
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