Monday, August 20, 2012


by Rebecca Harrington

Penelope O’Shaunessy is not your average Harvard freshman.  She seems to lack ambition and direction.  She definitely lacks a clue.  She is, quite simply, the most socially awkward heroine I’ve ever encountered.   And that’s why readers cannot help but to love her!

Penelope has a tough year ahead of her with her roommates (one social climber, one anti-social creep), her kooky classes (“Counting People” and “Dinosaurs”), her theater experience (Caligula, if you can imagine), and her crush, Gustav, who is most certainly descended from Nazis.

Quirky, fresh, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a great fish-out-of-water novel.  Put it on your list of school supplies!


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