Friday, May 03, 2013
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters, by Meredith Zeitlin
It's a readable, but unremarkable story -- basically, a series of familiar tropes ranging from family (mother-daughter conflict, obnoxious younger sister, and clueless father) to peers (disappointing crushes, unexpected knights in shining armor, etc.). This is not necessarily bad, but it makes the book painfully predictable. I understand the appeal, but did we really need yet another example of the genre?