The Alphabetical Hookup List A-J

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How 3 girls tried to hook up with 78 guys in 1 semester: the first installment.
Our heroes:
Jodi Stein, cheerleader, bat mitzvah, and sorority hopeful, whose life plan prominently features her high school sweetheart, Buster.
Celeste Alexander, tormented intellectual and virgin, the daughter of a former Buddhist monk and ex-nun.
Ali Sheppard,...

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Overview

How 3 girls tried to hook up with 78 guys in 1 semester: the first installment.
Our heroes:
Jodi Stein, cheerleader, bat mitzvah, and sorority hopeful, whose life plan prominently features her high school sweetheart, Buster.
Celeste Alexander, tormented intellectual and virgin, the daughter of a former Buddhist monk and ex-nun.
Ali Sheppard, a soul lost in a sea of lollipops and glow-sticks, whose long distance boyfriend is a trip-hop hypnotica DJ named Sensei.
It doesn't seem as if these three roomates have much in common. Not at first. But then a night of misery brings them together — a night when Jodi finds Buster in a compromising position, Celeste discovers an unexpected side to her date, Jordan, and Ali has a distressing phone call with Sensei. What starts as a simple game — a game born of heartbreak, a bottle of tequila, and a Scrabble® board — evolves into a three-woman sexual revolution.
Forget boyfriends. Forget "life partners."
This is the future.
This is the Alphabetical Hookup List.
The ABCs will never be the same.

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Publishers Weekly
First in a projected trilogy, Phoebe MacPhee's sassy novel The Alphabetical Hookup List features three very different college freshmen sharing one small dorm room and one seemingly larger-than-life dilemma: no boyfriends. To jump-start date activity, brainy Celeste, popular girl Jodi and fad-conscious Ali dare themselves to kiss one boy whose name begins with each letter of the alphabet. Hijinks ensue, as do silly encounters and eye-roll-inducing dialogue, but college kids (or more likely, high schoolers) will enjoy the novel's cheeky premise. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Three girls in deep Georgia share a dorm room and multiple aversions in MacPhee's (as Jennifer Belle, High Maintenance, 2001, etc.) bimboesque latest contribution to MTV's youth-directed imprint. Jodi Stein from Long Island arrives eager-eyed for the Pollard University experience, longtime hunky, dim-bulb boyfriend in tow, though Buster instantly cheats on her. Jodi had requested a single in Maize Hall, as did the other roommates who make up her triple, Celeste Alexander, the square virgin with the hippie parents from New York, and southern punk Alison Sheppard, who doesn't know where she fits in, though she'll try anything once. The girls can't stand each other, and it's not until they've all been dumped, in one form or other, that they come to recognize their sympathies. Misery, drink, and loneliness propel them to fashion an alphabetical boy-kissing game as a kind of friendly competition to help empower them vis-a-vis the opposite sex. MacPhee's technique makes use of brisk, sharp strokes of characterization bordering on caricature and dialogue that rarely lifts higher than the floor of a bar where somebody is pissing or puking. Celeste is too naive to see that the first boy she dates is gay, then gets so drunk with Buster that she doesn't remember losing her virginity. Ali decides to try to get in with the Lesbian Alliance, then wonders if kissing girls counts on the hook-up list. And Jodi, her heart set on rushing Kappa Kappa Gamma, gets arrested for stealing curtain rods for a Scarlett O'Hara costume. The jokes are keyed to the lowest common denominator, the writing sketchy and smug. Pretty distasteful stuff even for readers who don't expect much else. The first in a three-bookseries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743448420
  • Publisher: MTV Books
  • Publication date: 7/16/2002
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,439,528
  • Product dimensions: 0.51 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

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    Seriously, why is Pheobe not writing anymore?? I loved this lil mini series. I stumbled upon the first one at a book store, I read the first chapter before I bought it and promptly bought all three books that day! I couldn't wait to read them! I've loaned them to friends many times they're so worn out already! I thought these books were smart, HILARIOUS & 'unputdownable'. Simply pure must reads!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2003

    It was one of the best book my friends and i have ever read!

    I couldn't put the book down, nor could my friends. it's an incredible book. i highly recomend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2002

    3 thumbs up!

    I'm going to be a sophomore in college, and I could not put this book down when I started to read it. I finished it in less than 24 hours. It's a fun, realistic, college-life book.. it gives you a real taste of what college is really like. I love it because the author isn't afraid to say anything.. you should definitely go out and buy it. I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2002

    Best book ever read!!

    I could not put the book down. It was very realistic to what some girls go through during college. I am going to be a Junior in college and it reminded me of one of my old roommate. This is one of the best books i have ever read, i cant wait until the rest come out to read! You could really feel how the girls were feeling durning everything that they went through, and can actually relate to their experiences!

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