By Susan Coll
A comedian chronicle of a 12 months within the lifestyles within the collage admissions cycle.
It's spring holiday of junior 12 months and the school admissions hysteria is atmosphere in. "AP" Harry (so named for the unheard of variety of complicated placement classes he has taken) and his mom take a detour from his first selection, Harvard, to go to Yates, a liberal arts college within the Northeast that's having fun with a surge in recognition due to a statistical blunders that landed it at the top-fifty checklist of the U.S. information & international record rankings. There, on Yates's dilapidated grounds, Harry runs into of his classmates from Verona excessive, an elite public tuition within the suburbs of Washington, D.C. there is Maya Kaluantharana, a talented athlete whose mediocre SAT ratings so alarm her kinfolk that they claim her studying disabled, and Taylor Rockefeller, Harry's brooding neighbor, who simply wishes an exceptional examine the dormitory bathrooms.
With the human spirit of Tom Perrotta and the enticing honesty of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep, Susan Coll unearths the frantic international of school admissions, the place young children recalibrate their GPAs in keeping with day-by-day quizzes, households relocate to reinforce the opportunity for Ivy League slots, and everybody is seeking the formulation for admittance. in the meantime, Yates admissions officer Olivia Sheraton sifts via functions trying to find something-anything-to distinguish one applicant from the following. For all, the cost of admission calls for compromise; for a number of, the ordeal blossoms into an unforeseen trip of discovery.
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Acceptance: A Novel by Susan Coll