Monday, September 2, 2013

The Académie by Susanne Dunlap - OPTIONAL

Dunlap, Susanne The Académie, 291 pgs. Bloomsbury, 2013. Language - PG (7 swears, 0 "f"), Sexual Content - PG-13; Violence - PG-13; 

Eliza's vacation in Paris falls to pieces when her mother puts her into a boarding school. All is not lost, however, when Eliza discovers that two famous girls her age are also studying there: Caroline and Hortense. Eliza intends to learn a lot from her peers by sticking close to them, but she becomes a part of more than she intended to as the girls keep secrets and sneak around for each's own profit. 

Reading this story was hard. I liked the set up of going through different girls' perspectives, but I didn't like the girls. all of the girls are very self-centered and rude as they try very hard to make young men fall in love with them. The whole scenario is an oxymoron in my eyes, so I couldn't help but be frustrated by the girls and, thus, with the book. Furthermore, it has a terrible ending. 

HS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: CCH

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