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Penelope (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Rebecca Harrington

Published: 2012-08-07
Paperback : 274 pages
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When Penelope O?Shaunessy, ?an incoming freshman of average height and lank hair? steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother: "Don't be too enthusiastic, don't talk to people who seem to be getting annoyed, and for heaven's sake, stop playing Tetris ...
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When Penelope O?Shaunessy, ?an incoming freshman of average height and lank hair? steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother: "Don't be too enthusiastic, don't talk to people who seem to be getting annoyed, and for heaven's sake, stop playing Tetris on your phone at parties." Penelope needs this advice. She is the kind of girl who passes through much of her life with coffee spilled on her white shirt, who can't quite tell when people are joking, and who, inevitably, always says the wrong thing. But no amount of coaching will prepare Penelope for the people she meets at school.
 
Gloriously skewering the social hierarchy of college, Penelope is the brilliantly funny story of one of the most singular, memorable heroines in recent fiction. 
 

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by janiceb (see profile) 08/11/13
We enjoyed talking about our own experiences and as Mothers of daughters.

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  "Young Adult Fiction/College age"by Janice B. (see profile) 08/11/13

Great book of going off to college.

 
  "No plot development"by Diane J. (see profile) 07/01/13

 
  "Penelope"by Heather J. (see profile) 06/26/13

Was touted as being hilarious...I don't think I laughed once. Not an interesting book.

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