Secrets (The Ivy Series #2)

Secrets (The Ivy Series #2)

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by Lauren Kunze, Rina Onur
     
 

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Reputation, Reputation, Reputation.

You're a student at the most prestigious university in the country, and you've been tapped for the most elite social club. You've made it!

Now Don't Blow It!

Callie Andrews triumphed during her first semester at Harvard: she made incomparable friends, found the perfect boyfriend, and received invitations to the most

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Reputation, Reputation, Reputation.

You're a student at the most prestigious university in the country, and you've been tapped for the most elite social club. You've made it!

Now Don't Blow It!

Callie Andrews triumphed during her first semester at Harvard: she made incomparable friends, found the perfect boyfriend, and received invitations to the most exclusive secret societies. But she may have ruined every-thing with one ill-fated night. Now she's keeping secrets from everyone, including—

Clint the upperclassman who's too good to be true

Vanessa the best friend turned backstabber

Gregory the guy who's a total(ly hot) mistake

and Lexi the social queen who wants to bring Callie down.

But Callie didn't get into Harvard by giving up, and she isn't about to now. Besides, she's not the only one with something to hide. . . .

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—After Thanksgiving break, Callie returns to Harvard to face her problems. She not only hooked up with her ex-best friend's crush, but she also cheated on her perfect boyfriend, Clint. To make matters worse, her nemesis, Alexis, somehow got her hands on a copy of the sex tape Callie's loser high school boyfriend made unbeknownst to her. Now Alexis is making Callie's life a living hell, threatening to publish it if Callie doesn't stay away from Clint and complete a never-ending list of errands. As the teen tries to sort out her personal life, she works to make sure her darkest secret isn't revealed, all while managing to study and pass finals. Witty, realistic dialogue and characters who are quirky yet completely believable make for an enjoyable read. The best part is that Callie, who dislikes herself for cheating and realizes that she is not always likable, is intelligent and aware, and the roadblocks to her finding happiness and love are logical. Secrets is guaranteed to make readers want to get their hands on The Ivy (Greenwillow, 2010 )—Jessie Spalding, Tempe Public Library, AZ
Kirkus Reviews

Callie and her friends are trying to survive their freshman year at Harvard while juggling studies with romance and, in Callie's case, blackmail.

This second installment in a planned four-book series stands alone well, without a reiteration of the previous plot. Callie's major dilemma involves a sex video starring herself and taped by an old boyfriend without her knowledge that has fallen into the hands of Alexis, her manipulative boss on the campus magazine Callie tries to join. Callie also has roommate problems. Vanessa, her former BFF, flies into destructive rages at imagined slights. Meanwhile, she's attracted to two handsome boys: Gregory, with whom she had a one-night stand but who misinterprets her welcoming message to him, and Clint, Alexis' old boyfriend. Kunze and Onur spend some time on Callie's studies as well as on her social difficulties, diving into literature, economics, justice theory and biochemistry. The authors leave no doubt that these students are at school to learn, a more important activity than even romance. The protagonists take their writing seriously and work overtime to win places as school journalists. Callie's blackmail problem adds an element of suspense. The book's hang-fire ending should prompt readers to buy the next sequel. Plenty of visits to businesses in the Harvard neighborhood add local color.

Chick lit for highly educated chicks. (Fiction. 16 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061960475
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Series:
Ivy Series, #2
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,412,442
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur were roommates and best friends for all four years at Harvard. They graduated in 2008. They started collaborating on this book when they were juniors. They refuse to say how much of it is true.

Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur were roommates and best friends for all four years at Harvard. They graduated in 2008. They started collaborating on this book when they were juniors. They refuse to say how much of it is true.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading "Secrets". I have purchased all of this series and looking forward to see what adventures are next for Callie, Gregory and Clint and the rest of the gang at Harvard.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters,romance and girlie conflicts.
luv2read220 More than 1 year ago
interesting and a teaching tool for those entering college of some pittfalls to be aware of.
Amber_Elise More than 1 year ago
In this sequel to The Ivy, the laughs don't stop and the drama gets juicier! And with a cliffhanger at the end, you'll need to read book 3 ASAP.   Plot: The last book ended in an (evil) cliffhanger and Secrets picks up a few day after The Ivy. I was kind of expecting to see Callie and Co's reactions regarding The Spoiler Secret but....not really. And when it was resolved, it wasn't as big as a deal as all the characters had made it out to be. Nonetheless, Kunze solves one problem and throws in about three more, so the entertainment is endless.  Characters: A few more characters are introduced in Secrets but the novel still focuses on the same lovable gang. And I will admit, this novel has a pretty strong love triangle (something I usually hate) but I think it was done well. It was the question of passion v stability, "what I want" v "what I need" and I thought that it was well thought out. Regardless, I am Team Gregory, but there were times where I questioned which was best for Callie.  Setting: Not much has changed, we are in Harvard, they go to class and they drink. It's still a beautiful campus that I love reading about! Short N Sweet: Secrets is a strong follow up to The Ivy with more drama and more characters that you wish were your friends in real life! 
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tctnliberty More than 1 year ago
GREAT SERIES!
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I accidently read this one out of order, but it was still enjoyable and filled in some missing gaps for me.
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Really like this series
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Short
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