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By Cecily von Ziegesar (Trade Paperback, 2011)
These five friends came to Dexter to get a college degree.
What they'll really get is an education.

When five freshmen arrive at Dexter College, a small liberal arts school in the quiet town of Home, Maine, the drama unfolds as quickly as the first keg is tapped. There's Shipley--blonde and beautiful, the object of envy and more than a little lust. Her edgy roommate, Eliza, came to Dexter to get noticed, and she has the attitude and the mouth to prove it. Tom is a jock-turned-artist--handsome, privileged, used to getting his own way. Sensitive Nick is Tom's wake-and-bake, pot-smoking roommate. And then there's Adam Gatz, a freckle-faced local boy and his not-so-little sister, Tragedy.

As Shipley, Eliza, Tom, Nick, and Adam find out, the first year of college is more than credits and cramming. It's a time of lust, love, secrecy, and scandal.

Previoiusly released as Cum Laude
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    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781401310486

    • On Sale Date: 08/02/2011

    • Publisher: Hyperion

    • Imprint: Hyperion

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These five friends came to Dexter to get a college degree.
What they'll really get is an education.

When five freshmen arrive at Dexter College, a small liberal arts school in the quiet town of Home, Maine, the drama unfolds as quickly as the first keg is tapped. There's Shipley--blonde and beautiful, the object of envy and more than a little lust. Her edgy roommate, Eliza, came to Dexter to get noticed, and she has the attitude and the mouth to prove it. Tom is a jock-turned-artist--handsome, privileged, used to getting his own way. Sensitive Nick is Tom's wake-and-bake, pot-smoking roommate. And then there's Adam Gatz, a freckle-faced local boy and his not-so-little sister, Tragedy.

As Shipley, Eliza, Tom, Nick, and Adam find out, the first year of college is more than credits and cramming. It's a time of lust, love, secrecy, and scandal.

Previoiusly released as Cum Laude

Cecily Von Ziegesar is a five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gossip Girl series, which has sold more than 6,000,000 copies in the U.S. alone. The television adaptation of the series is also a runaway hit. Cecily lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
  • "A juicy coming-of-age story." (Miami Living Magazine).

  • "Move over Blaire and Serena--here comes Shipley Gilbert. . . . We'll miss the filthy-rich Upper East Side milieu of the YA series, but we're certain these college kids will generate some juicy scandals Down East. Can the CW series be far behind?" (Newsday).

  • "The Gossip Girl author has graduated from her posh Upper East Side high school, headed north on Interstate 95, and decamped in the small town of Home, Maine. Goodbye Serena and Blaire . . . hello Shipley Gilbert and roomie Eliza Cheney." (New York Post).

  • "von Ziegesar's scorching and stylish new book Cun Laude chronicles supercool, fun-loving, and a tad fearless Shipley as she starts her freshman year at a rural New England college. The story is charming, funny, and a bit explosive." (Hollywood Popculture Examiner).

  • "Whether you call her your guilty pleasure or just know you need more von Ziegesar in your life, you're going to want this New York Times bestselling author's new novel in your beach tote this summer." (Elle.com).

  • "Heavy on the humor." (USA Today).

  • "Cum Laude is a smart and compassionate portrait of one girl's first year in college, perfectly capturing the mix of loneliness, exuberance and exploration that marks freshman year." (BookPage).

  • "Gossip Girl goes to college in this tart satire of the class of 2014. . . . Plenty of Animal House antics and wiseacre banter keep this light and breezy, but von Ziegesar, whose Gossip Girl novels spawned the megahit TV series, adds a crisp and surprisingly steely edge." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Enough scandal that the pages practically propel themselves." (Booklist).

  • "Perfect for a poolside or beach escape." (People).

  • "Classically von Ziegesar, the plot includes a clash between the haves and the have-nots and boasts Cecily's signature razor-sharp wit. Whether you're nervously preparing to enter college in the fall or bidding your college years farewell, you will be able to appreciate and connect with von Ziegesar's characters." (Seventeen).

  • "The story--as well as its refreshingly un-P.C. tone--will be happily familiar to Gossip Girl fans. . . . Von Ziegesar [is] a top-drawer practitioner of the New York School (or private school) of social satire. . . . A wealth of in-jokes and literary references afford more mature alums a slew of satisfying 'Aha' moments. Isn't that what we want from summer reading?" (Vanity Fair).

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  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN
  • Pages: 272
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-3/16" x 8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9781401310486
  • On Sale Date: 08/02/2011
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