Early Decision 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… Early Decision 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… 2013-08-27 Fiction William Morrow
Book Review

Early Decision (2013)

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
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 27, 2013; Writer: Lacy Crawford; Genre: Fiction; 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+

Originally posted Aug 21, 2013 Published in issue #1274 Aug 30, 2013 Order article reprints