Zeta or Omega?

Zeta or Omega?

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by Kate Harmon
     
 

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High school is already a distant memory for incoming Latimer University freshmen Jenna, Roni, and Lora-Leigh. Jenna can’t wait to meet cute college boys, Roni can’t wait to get away from home, and Lora-Leigh . . . well, Lora-Leigh couldn’t care less. She’s going to LU only because her parents are making her, just like she’s participating

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High school is already a distant memory for incoming Latimer University freshmen Jenna, Roni, and Lora-Leigh. Jenna can’t wait to meet cute college boys, Roni can’t wait to get away from home, and Lora-Leigh . . . well, Lora-Leigh couldn’t care less. She’s going to LU only because her parents are making her, just like she’s participating in sorority Rush only to appease her mom. Sorority girls are pretty, rich, and snotty, and Lora-Leigh doesn’t want to be one of those girls. So she’s shocked to find herself actually connecting with the sisters of Zeta Zeta Tau. And her Rush group friend Jenna can relate. She Rushed only because her roommate begged her to, but now she can’t decide which sorority to join; she likes them all! Roni, on the other hand, knows which sorority she should join, but Roni came to LU to reinvent herself. As Rush progresses and the girls prepare to make big decisions, they’ll need to heed the best advice there is: follow your heart. Now where will it lead?

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Publishers Weekly
Three likable college freshmen navigate the ups and downs of sorority rush. Starting at Florida's Latimer University are Veronica (Roni), the rich Bostonian who turned down Harvard in order to blend in with the everyday kids; Lora-Leigh, the free-spirit fashion designer forced by her overprotective parents to attend college in her hometown; and Jenna, the Atlanta-born good girl who adores her family. The girls, who share the same dorm, bond immediately, though it's unclear what connects them at first beyond being cute and nice. Everything is actually a bit too cute and nice in Harmon's Disneyfied world; the friends adjust swiftly and easily to college and each immediately meets a hot guy. And while the girls' excitement over choosing the "right" sorority is palpable, the author makes the choice seem like a life-or-death decision. About to learn what house she'll belong to, "Roni was about to have a major organ breakdown.... Lungs collapsing. Brain aneurism. Heart attack." Even for beach reading, this is lite. Ages 12-up.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440639647
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Sorority 101 Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
681 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Kate Harmon was an active member of her college sorority and, in her experiences with sisterhood and friendship, found inspiration for this fresh new series. These are her first novels.

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Zeta or Omega? 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&smile , &zeta 's brother, sits quietly
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DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
I ws given this by a friend of mine for graduation and she knew I was interested in going thru sorority recruitment. This is a cute look at the stress and the sheer joy that recruitment can bring, and I say any girl reading it will enjoy it. Kate Harmon has done a great job of researching and getting the right facts about what happens in rush and really makes her characters likeable. I am looking forward to starting the others in the series and I know I will really enjoy seeing the characters evolve even more.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Three unique girls find themselves going to the same college and meet during Rush Week. Roni wants to leave the society world behind. Jenna wants to put the "Sick Jenna" image behind her forever. Lora-Leigh can't wait to get into FIT, but she's promised her parents she'll spend one year at LU. Together, they brave the introductions to the different houses and share their dreams and disappointments. Each has her own reason for rushing, for looking at different houses. As the week continues and they become closer, they must ask themselves a key question. Now that they've met - do they really want to part? Will they be accepted into the houses of their dreams, or will their college social life be forever ruined? I loved this book and can't wait to read the next one. It stands out in my mind for two reasons: because it's targeting older teens and also because the main characters are normal girls. It's written by Marley Gibson (Kate Harmon = pen name) and she's part of the Books, Boys, and Buzz blog, home to several great authors.
mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
Three unique girls find themselves going to the same college and meet during Rush Week. Together, they brave the introductions to the different houses and share their dreams and disappointments. Each has her own reason for rushing for for looking at different houses. Now that they've met - do they really want to part? Will they be accepted into their houses of their dreams or will their college social life be forever ruined? I loved this book and can't wait to read the next one. It stands out in my mind for 2 reasons A) it's target older teens and B) the main characters are normal girls
Guest More than 1 year ago
Three girls, Jenna, Roni, and Lora-Leigh are all headed to Latimer University to start their freshmen year ¿ but all with different ideas of what freshmen year should be. Lora-Leigh has lived in Lattimer, Florida all her life and despises that her parents are making her stay another year before she can finally go off to a fashion school. Roni wants to get away from the rich snobbiness of her parents and their friends and to finally do something for herself. Jenna wants to meet lots of cute guys while hiding the fact that she is diabetic. These three different girls find themselves becoming unlikely friends during sorority recruitment, but they must make their individual decisions as to with what new ¿sister¿ they¿re going to spend the rest of their college careers with. When I started reading the first of the Sorority 101 series, I expected there to be alcohol and wild frat parties because it was about girls going to college. However, as the bright and innocent-looking cover might suggest, it is nothing like that. Each of these girls is only trying to find out where she belongs in life and among the different sororities. Reading this novel actually made me really want to join a sorority, because even though the decisions are tough, you make lifelong friends. I really love how Zeta or Omega? conveys its messages through a fun story. Each main character is well-developed however I did feel that some minor details were snuck in. I recommend the Sorority 101 series to any girl, and I really like how the content is not too mature for younger readers. Zeta or Omega? is a fun book for anyone looking for a fast yet enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ZETA OR OMEGA? and THE NEW SISTERS by Kate Harmon are the perfect books for new HS grads headed to college who might be wondering what sorority life is like. The books follow 3 girls as they navigate freshman year with all its new responsibilities and experiences, including sorority rush. The girls' friendship is realistic and heartwarming and full of the highs and lows one experiences when thrown into the mix of college. The differences in their personalities make for an entertaining peek into the lives of freshmen trying to figure out who they are their first time away from home. Both books are fun, fast reads.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first read about this series, I thought it was going to be about your traditional snotty sorority girls who backstab and steal each others' boyfriends. It was refreshing to see that the girls in this book are sweet and friendly, but realistic. Each is on her own personal journey as she enters Latimer University and decided to go through sorority rush (it's called sorority recruitment in the book, but I've always heard it called rush.) I didn't do it when I was in school. However, reading about Lora-Leigh, Roni, and Jenna's adventures really makes me wish I had at least had the experience of rushing. This is a great book for teenagers or even their moms who might want to relive being young again.