Irene in College

Irene in College

by Lori Goldson




In book 1 of The Life & Times Series, "Irene in College", Irene comes face-to-face with the realization that college is anything but easy. At the mercy of an insufferable mother, pompous boyfriend, malevolent best friend, dim-witted nuisance, and an ineffable college professor, what would be easy about it? Come join Irene as she learns how to deal with it all.
Irene thought college would be the easy part---get good grades, make new friends, and say good-bye to a daunting past. Little did she know that the whimsy of life would have other plans for her!

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ISBN-13: 9781634188005
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.40(d)

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Irene.  Irene.  Irene.  This girl gets herself into some situations. College is anything but easy.  Irene was expecting an easy time at first because school is what she's always focused her attention on.  When her dad died as a child and her mom lost most of her marbles, and money, school was the best outlet Irene could find. Friends and boyfriends had never been a top concern until college.  If only she wasn't so concerned with making everybody happy but herself.  Irene, never having had a boyfriend before, lets Edwin, her booty call of a boyfriend freshman year, pull her attention away from school and onto him.  Failing is not something she does well but she's majoring in it already. As if an inattentive, only after a piece of ass boyfriend wasn't bad enough she gets stuck with Michaela as a roommate.  Michaela turns into her best friend but Irene swears she'll never live with her again.  She's a bit loud, obnoxious and selfish for a roommate.  Somehow thought, she finds herself saying yes to Michaelas request of moving in after she's lost her job sophomore year.  Not only that, she also finds that she's let Edwin into her bed again and he's turning out to not be who she thought he was. Her flighty mother only adds to the drama with her manic bipolar behavior and her shopaholic habit, she's blowing all of her fathers pension.  Irene is stressed and can't seem to clique with her mother since her dads death, which makes dealing with her moms behavior that much harder. Then there's the time she walked into her apartment to find Edwin there with his supposed junior high best friend Nicolette.  Nicolette is the dumbest, most gorgeous woman Irene has possibly ever met.  Why would she want to be just friends with Edwin.  It just doesn't mesh but Nicolette is determined to befriend Irene, despite her detouring the friendship as much as possible. Things are quickly going downhill for Irene and with no one to talk to she turns to her college professor.  Who despite what she'd imagined has quite a big in common with Irene.  But things really start to look up for Irene when she meets Artie.  Gorgeous, sweet, and so into her Artie. But even with the best of guys at her side Irene can't seem to pull herself out of the bad luck that seems to be following her through her second year of college. What I loved - -It was a quick read.  I am a very fast reader but it only took me about 2 days to read this book.  The story line moves rather quickly and I enjoy that rather than a book that lollygags through. -I loved that a side character ends up being used as Irene's mentor.  I think in college we can learn the most from the professors who we pay little attention to. -Irene grows in character throughout the book.  I really enjoy that for the main character to evolve into a grown up. What I didn't love- -I felt like there was so much bad happening to Irene that I couldn't find the good in the story. -I would have liked if the author would have picked 1 or 2 major events to evolve the story around rather than a half dozen.