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Secret Society Girl: An Ivy League Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Skulls for Girls

    Good read, I honestly was surprised I enjoyed it so much, and I will continue with the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2006

    I LOVED IT!

    You will not be disappointed if you buy this book. Amy Haskel's journey into the depths of R & G is so entertaining you'll be jealous that you can't be a member!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2006

    Courtesy of Teens Read Too

    Meet Amy Maureen Haskel, a junior at prestigious Eli University. As editor-in-chief of the campus literary newspaper, Amy's a shoe-in to be tapped for Quill & Ink, the literary senior society, home to writers and scribblers of any and all degree. After all, it's a part of her master plan: get tapped into Quill & Ink, do her summer internship at Horton, make it through the Russian Novel class, decide what to do with her 'friend with benefits,' Brandon, and, basically, enjoy a fulfilling life as a literary genius. Except things don't quite work out that way. Amy is tapped to join a society all right, but she learns pretty quickly (all the guys in black robes hidden in shadow give her a clue) that it isn't Quill & Ink who is interested in her. No, she's been tapped by Rose & Grave, the mother of all secret societies on Eli's campus. Except that doesn't make sense either, as Rose & Grave is a society of men only. The fact that Rose & Grave has decided to allow women into their society is just the beginning of Amy's junior year. She's heard so many rumors about the 'Diggers' over the years that she doesn't know what is fact and what is fiction. Does Rose & Grave really run the country? Is every presidential candidate a member? Do they control the media? Is Rose & Grave funded with unlimited money from the world's biggest CEO's and business founders? Are you really supposed to leave the room if someone so much as utters the words Rose & Grave, and yet wear a Rose & Grave pin on your person at all times? It's all very confusing for Amy, and it only gets more so after her initiation. Given the ultra-cool (not) name of Bugaboo, Amy is now in a secret society, which is great. Except she can't tell anyone that she's a member of Rose & Grave, never mind what she does during their meetings. There are some members of the Diggers who aren't thrilled to have women in their ranks, and that spells major trouble for not only Amy and the other members of class D177, but possibly for the entire Rose & Grave society. SECRET SOCIETY GIRL is a blast! Fun and witty, with an engaging theme, heartfelt situations, intriguing dialogue, and a cast of characters that you'll be cheering for, it's a story you won't want to put down. Thankfully, there's another book coming in this series, so I have something to look forward to. As it is, though, I can't wait for another look into the lives of not only Bugaboo, but some of my other favorite characters--Angel, Little Demon, and Puck. Not to mention being able to catch up on the lives of the graduating class members such as Poe and Lancelot. You won't go wrong picking up a copy of this clever, imaginative story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2006

    Nothing new, ok not great

    Amy Haskel is a junior at Eli University. She's an editor of the campus literary magazine. Eli University has secret societies and Amy thinks she is going to be picked for Quill & Ink but she is really picked by Rose & Grave. Rose & Grave is supposedly a very powerful society that runs politics and business in America. They also only take males, so Amy doesn't know if she really was picked by them, or if someone is playing a joke. This book is okay. Some of the writing is humorous. But the story is boring. Rose & Grave gets into trouble with its alumni because the current members decide to bring in women. So the alumni cause trouble for the members. The members fight back. So if you like books that are about boardroom arguments and privileged people fighting to stay even more privileged, then you might like this. Amy spends most of the book not sure if she wants to be in Rose & Grave. They play a practical joke on her during initiation and they lie to her, so why does she want to stay so much? It seems just because the club is prestigious, which doesn't say very good things about Amy, who also accepts help from the society to cheat on her final. There isn't a lot about secret societies in the book. If you are looking to learn more about what goes on behind closed doors at Skull & Bones or other real life secret clubs, you will be disappointed. Rose & Grave is pretty much your everyday college fraternity. And you don't learn anything about life at an Ivy League school either. There is nothing new in this book about university life and secret fraternities, it's just drinking and hooking up like a hundred books before it. It's hard to get worked up about whether some college kids get to keep their clubhouse. The club is depicted as pretty much white male elitist which makes you wonder why any self-respecting modern female or even male would want to be a member in 2006. This book is pretty much just for those who think social status is everything. Those who know there is more to life than where you went to college will want to pass.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2006

    A fun lighthearted look at college

    Literary magazine editor Amy Haskel is a junior attending the prestigious Ivy League school Eli University. Eli's literary society, Quill & Ink ask her to join, which the ambitious student knows is the perfect addition to her résumé. However, instead of the Quill & Ink members showing up to escort Amy to an inductee ceremony cloaked men ¿kidnap¿ her. She does not panic and soon is given the opportunity to join the most exclusive ¿club¿ on campus, the Rose & Grave better known by its memberships as Diggers. She accepts though Quill & Ink would be better for her résumé and future.----------- However, some alumni and current Diggers object to females in their once exclusive male ranks. They will do anything to drive the new females out, but had not counted on the seemingly timid and shy Amy obstinately remaining a member.----------------------- Though more of a teen coming of age tale rather than a thriller involving secret societies whose alumni run the country and much of the world, Diana Peterfreund¿s opening Ivy League tale is a fun lighthearted look at college. Amy initially seems to have her roadmap to success set up perfect until the abduction displays her anxiety and timidity, which seems real, but also takes away from the strength of the plot: being inducted into the secret society as she just does not appear ready for that step. Still this is a fine look at the goings on at school and hopefully by the next tale, the heroine wears rubber underwear and acts with poise and strength as she takes readers inside the secret society.------------------ Harriet Klausner

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