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Meghan M. Gillen - Associate Professor of Psychology, Penn State Abington

Book Title: Prep

Author: Curtis Sittenfeld

Book Description:

I am always reading a novel. Even during the busiest times of my career in academia, I enjoy a good story at the end of the day. Novels entertain me, relax me, and absorb me. This one is my favorite. I read it while on summer vacation in Florida as a graduate student and don’t remember doing much else. Through the story of a teenage girl attending a prestigious boarding school, the author brings adolescence to life in a way that few other novels ever have. It reminds me of how we should be sympathetic to and patient with adolescents’ struggles, help them gain perspective, and should never forget what it’s like to be a teenager.


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