Secret Society Girl: An Ivy League Novel by Diana Peterfreund

By Diana Peterfreund

In a wonderful mixture of the bestselling traditions of Prep and The satan Wears Prada, mystery Society woman takes us into the guts of the Ivy League’s ultraexclusive mystery societies while a tender girl is invited to affix as one among their first girl participants. Elite Eli college junior Amy Haskel by no means anticipated to be tapped into Rose & Grave, the country’s so much powerful—and notorious—secret society. She isn’t wealthy, politically attached, or…well, male. So whilst Amy gets the distinct black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. may well they honestly suggest her? Whisked off into an initiation ceremony that’s a mix of Harry Potter and Alfred Hitchcock, Amy awakens tomorrow to a brand new truth and a complete new set of “friends”—from the beautiful son of a conservative governor to an Afrocentric lesbian activist whose society identify is Thorndike. And that’s whilst Amy starts off to find the reality approximately getting what you need for. simply because Rose & Grave is instantly taking her clear of her generic global of periods and keggers, fueling a feud, and undermining a really promising friendship with advantages. And that’s sooner than Amy unearths out that her first accountability as a member of Rose & Grave is to tackle a conspiracy of cash and gear that can, rather probably, damage her entire life.A shrewdpermanent, horny advent to the lifestyles and instances of a tender lady in excess of her head, mystery Society woman is an enthralling and witty debut from a author who is familiar with her turf—and isn’t afraid to inform all....From the Hardcover version.

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Jurassic Park. Fortunately, the average college student has the environmental acuity of a beanbag chair. They don't even look both ways before crossing the street. So they didn't look down High Street at the girl who was stuck to the Rose & Grave gate. I ripped my hem free, and then, torn denim flapping on the cement behind me, sprinted away from the tomb at a pace that would have easily earned me a spot on the Eli track team. I didn't slow to a jog until I was back inside my residential college courtyard.

I don't know," I said. " • Lydia spit out her coffee. After she finished composing herself, she set her cup back on her tray and regarded me. " I certainly hoped she wasn't about to propose another field trip to the Rose & Grave tomb. I was still scarred from last night, and I couldn't afford to lose another pair of jeans. "At the library. " I raised my eyebrows. " She leaned in. " "It is. Members put it on their resume. They were very open about it. " She paused and looked down at her plate. " Her subtext was clear: She wasn't going to tell me anything Secret Society Girl 41 about her society.

I nipped on the light. I was standing in a bathroom, alone, with nothing but condom dispensers and mildewy grout to keep me company. So that was the smell. And it wasn't even my entryway. Um, hello? Weren't they supposed to spirit me off to their stone tomb and introduce me to a life beyond my wildest dreams? I frowned, opened the bathroom door, and stepped outside. About half a dozen students milled around the hall, watching me. One of those guys—there's one in every dorm—who never did get used to the idea of Eli's unisex bathrooms hopped u p and down on the balls of his feet as if waiting for the girl to 38 DIANA PETERFREUND leave before he braved the toilet.

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