· Refreshing, pleasantly absurd, highly addictive. Penelope would describe herself as awkward and forgettable. Awkward: yes. Forgettable: absolutely not (Kaui Hemmings, author of The Descendants)
A witty coming-of-age debut (Grazia)
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I found this book to be an utter waste of time- unless you really have read EVERYTHING else on your bookshelf or indeed the bookshop, just don't bother. Read morePublished 20 months ago by kttyeah
This is an odd book but I really enjoyed it, although I can relate to the reviewers who were annoyed by the unnatural dialogue (ie "I am fine. Read morePublished on 18 May 2014 by Edna Ming
I decided to get this book because it was in the Waterstones book club (which I usually like) & because of all the bad reviews! But I did actually quite enjoy it. Read morePublished on 13 April 2014 by Shan
I bought this book having read the good and bad reviews and determined to read with an open mind. I simply say that I should have had more faith in my fellow book reviewers. Read morePublished on 19 Dec. 2013 by A. Johns
I have just finished reading this and I have to say I am very disappointed with it. It just never got going and I found the ending to be very unsatisfactory. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2013 by Ms. Laura E. Marshall
I started this book and was so thoroughly bored before the end of the first chapter that I gave up and didn't read any morePublished on 16 Nov. 2013 by Kirsty at the Overflowing Library
I love Harrington's column and find her writing very funny, but the story here for me was lacking. The sharp wit of the author is present throughout, but I would have liked a bit... Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2013 by Nescafé
Review from my wife, who wasn't overly impressed:
"I must point out first that I have little or no knowledge of the American education system, which is the setting for this... Read more
I found this book a slow read, however it was full of observational comedy and naive comments, from a young girl in her first year at Harvard. Read morePublished on 17 Sept. 2013 by S. A. Broadhurst