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Early DecisionAs Anne, a self-described ''college whisperer,'' in Early Decision, shepherds five Chicago high school seniors through the application...Early DecisionFictionAs Anne, a self-described ''college whisperer,'' in Early Decision, shepherds five Chicago high school seniors through the application...2013-08-23William Morrow
THE OLD COLLEGE TRY Author Lacy Crawford casts a comedic and empathetic eye at the college application process in Early Decision

THE OLD COLLEGE TRY Author Lacy Crawford casts a comedic and empathetic eye at the college application process in Early Decision

B+

Early Decision

Genre: Fiction; Author: Lacy Crawford; Publisher: William Morrow

As Anne, a self-described ”college whisperer,” in Early Decision, shepherds five Chicago high school seniors through the application process, their stories emerge through late-night phone calls, fraught conversations with their parents, even drafts of their Common App essays. Overbearing moms and dads scheming to secure their kid a place at Harvard will find this novel more helpful than any nonfiction book on the market. But everyone else can enjoy Early Decision for what it is: a sweetly sharp modern-day comedy of manners about the brutally competitive college-admissions ordeal. B+

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