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Hacking Harvard

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

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    One word: "BEST"

    This is the first teen novel that I have understood as a whole - from the chracters to the plot and even to the stupendous situations. It could be because I am also dreaming to enter Harvard and I am in line with the characters' generation and thinking.
    My favorite character is Schwarz because he is balancing the situations between his two friends that usually collide with each other's opinions. He is the genius and at the same time the guy who is not just good in math but a good friend in the most inevitable and most unconditional way.
    I could say Eric was really "the voice of reason" because he is somewhat guilty for what his friends are doing. He was pressured even more when he met and fell in love with Lex. I admire his plans in every endeavor their group was facing. He just loved his father who is in Harvard and he is afraid to destroy his father's reputation by hacking the school.
    As for Max, he could be the most irritating character but I fully understood him because he is the 30 percent of who I am - pressured and wanted to prove something. He takes risks too much and with his confidence, he achieves it. He was pressured because of his family but in the end, that invitation of Bill gates in his company made him more successful than his Harvard Alumni family.
    Alexandra Talese is the narrator of almost 60% of the novel but she keeps on saying only about her studies and her relationship about Eric. I also understood her pressure on her candidacy for valedictorian where in the end, she only made it to salutatorian and not to mention her refusal to Harvard. Her last words in the novel were the things that made one of my dreams set into another view - a better view.
    She quoted that she could still be happy because her decisions are making her life more balanced. She went to Brown University and she was glad in her experience that she knew Harvard would never ever give her. She made her last words in the novel where she told me (as a reader) about giving up a dream to achieve a better one. In Hacking Harvard, Lex said "I regret this story wasn't mine to tell. You can be sure the next one will be."
    Hacking Harvard as a book was one of the best book choices I have made. It is a story that moves young people with dreams to prepare in failure and regrets. The book told me to be prepared for that because in the end, there is always a better thing for us.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2008

    VERY fun read!

    This book was SO good, it had a little of everything adn VERY unpredictable, it was funny romantic and very entertaining, and even though it seems it would be unrealistic, you'd think it was going on right now!a deffinite must read for all teens

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2008

    Amanda, a hopeful reader

    I know so many people, including myself whom have read many great books over their lifetime. Although my lifetime is shorter than most 'book addicts', due to the fact that I just turned 14, I am hopeful for a great find! This reminded me of a movie I watched 'back in the day' :P and I bought it just for curiosity...I hope it will be better than the grade its getting now!~Peace and Love

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Good book.

    Read it, or I'll kill you. Imeanitbrodon'ttryme

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    This book changed my outlook on life and how I should continue t

    This book changed my outlook on life and how I should continue to grow and i believe that it is a great read for people of all ages

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaasah

    She came to schoool, and I got a freee boooook! Seriously though Robin is a good writer and a hella funny in real life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    NOT WHAT I EXPECTED

    I expected this book to focus on the hacking aspect of the plot; however, it was largely focused on relationships and "becoming your own person". While the characters were well developed, the plot was not great. Being a young teen, I would not recommend this book to kids my age. To teens who are about to buy this book, I would skip it. It was not the intriguing book I expected.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2010

    Amazing Book!

    This book was amazing! I got it originally as another book that I would just go through and that would be it, but that was certainly not the case with this book. I loved how dynamic all of the characters were. Overall my favorite character was Schwartz. I thought it was so funny how he was such a calm, and understanding character in the beginning, but then towards the end he flips out on everyone, stands his ground, and gets respected for it. The only thing I didn't like was how Lexi's side of the story ended. I felt that it was a little bland and unoriginal. I hope those of you who buy this book feel the same way that I do about it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2009

    One of the best books i've read and thats saying something because i read well over a hundred a year!

    great book i recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good read, i think it would be good for almost any age as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2008

    hi i guess

    ok this was not wat i thought it was going to be. i kept on getting max and eric mixed up and nothing to action packed turned up. well except for the whole fire alarm thing but i don't know it was ok, left me wishing for a little more action.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2008

    Mixed Feelings

    This is one of my new favorite books. It had a very interesting plot, colorful characters, a lesson to be learned in the end, and humor throughout. However, when I was about three-fourths done with it, I felt like I was still in the same place. The same things were going on, and I didn't feel much had happened. I still felt like I was getting to know the characters. It was a really good book, though, and I highly recommend it to all high schoolers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2007

    A reviewer

    Hacking Harvard has everything: humor, romance, plot line, suspence, and I couldn't put it down! When I first picked it up, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but it was exceptional!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2007

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    Really, original. I thought it was a good read and preferred it to a lot of other books, like those stupid Clique, Gossip Girl, It Girls, and other wasteful resources. Read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2007

    A little disappointing

    This book looked like one of those book you think is going to be good, but turns out you were wrong. I had high expectations for this book. I'm not saying the book is bad, its just not very good. It overly too obsessed with Harvard. so all in all i wouldn't really recommend this book unless you have some time to kill.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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