College Girl by Patricia Weitz

UConn transfer student Natalie finds that her lack of worldly experience can’t stand up to the pressures of a hot frat brother.

College Girl is really just a poor woman’s I Am Charlotte Simmons. I didn’t get sucked into Natalie’s story the way I had hoped to, because I usually love these kinds of tales, and I found myself frustrated with her relentless passivity (which she shares with Charlotte, but Wolfe made this almost an heroic quality in his heroine). Believe it or not, I read it in an evening, mostly because I didn’t want to have to pick it back up in the morning. If it were longer, I would’ve just stopped reading but it was so short I figured I’d see it through.

3 thoughts on “College Girl by Patricia Weitz”

  1. I felt pretty much the same way (though I’ve never read I Am Charlotte Simmons)–I would’ve put it down if it had been any longer. In fact, just a few months ago, I was reviewing books I’ve read this year and really thought that I had, indeed, quit reading it, till I reread my review (which is here if you’re interested: http://musebookreviews.blogspo.....weitz.html).

  2. I have this one at home and the reviews I’ve read are all lukewarm, like yours. It had such promise! I just have a hard time starting it knowing it won’t be great. Thanks for the review.

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