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Compulsive and hugely enjoyable reading,
This review is from: Prep (Paperback)This book was recommended to me by a friend and it's the best book I've read in a long time. Its style is perfectly balanced between memoir and fiction and the storyline is realistic but at the same time as addictive as a soap opera.
The narrator, Lee, is insightful, intelligent but also down to earth and cynical, bringing to mind Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye. I found myself identifying with her at times awkward and painful existence, and she narrates events with the benefit of hindsight and in a way that really puts you square in her shoes. It's apparently unclear to what extent the contents of Prep are autobiographical - if it's pure fiction then Curtis Sittenfeld has a masterful skill for imagining the far-from-perfect teenage experience that many of us have had.
I would highly recommend this book. I'm pages away from finishing and I don't want it to end!