Early Decision

Early Decision

Based on A True Frenzy : A Novel

Book - 2013 | First edition
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Working one-on-one with Tiger-mothered, burned-out kids, Anne "the application whisperer" can make Harvard a reality. Early Decision follows five students over one autumn as Anne helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs, and perfect the Common Application. It seems their entire future is on the line and it is. Though not because of Princeton and Yale. It's because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition, and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062240613
0062240617
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 24 cm

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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Mar 11, 2016

Early Decision follows Anne, an educational advisor who helps high school seniors write the perfect essays to get admitted to their first-choice college. Anne has to work to keep the students from writing sappy and unoriginal essays, while also appeasing the parents who want a say in everything their child writes. The book is a good look at the competitiveness of college admissions and the power struggles between almost-independent teenagers and their parents. Anne and her students are all vivid and flawed characters who just want to figure out what they are meant to do in life.

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nickmilakovic
Apr 29, 2015

While this is fiction, it will give you some insight to the college admissions essay. There are a few portions that have gratuitous sex thrown in, so be forewarned if that sort of prose is offensive to you.

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libraryvoice
Apr 08, 2014

Crawford spotlights the madness surrounding the current college application process. Insightful and compassionate, she speaks of what she knows and engages the reader so that we care about these college-bound students as if they were our own children.

Cynthia_N Jan 13, 2014

Great book! I loved watching the essays the students wrote develop into amazing pieces!

maphelan Dec 11, 2013

Can I have this on hold at the Glenview Library for pick up? Thanks!

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