These 5 acquaintances got here to Dexter to get a school degree.

What they’ll quite get is an education.

Gossip Girl is going to school during this tart satire . . . crisp and unusually steely.” —Publishers Weekly

When 5 rookies arrive at Dexter university, a small liberal arts tuition within the quiet city of domestic, Maine, the drama unfolds as speedy because the first keg is tapped. There’s Shipley—blonde and gorgeous, the thing of envy and greater than a bit lust. Her edgy roommate, Eliza, got here to Dexter to get spotted, and she or he has the perspective and the mouth to turn out it. Tom is a jock-turned-artist—handsome, privileged, used to getting his personal manner. delicate Nick is Tom’s wake-and-bake, pot-smoking roommate. after which there’s Adam Gatz, a freckle-faced neighborhood boy and his not-so-little sister, Tragedy.

As Shipley, Eliza, Tom, Nick, and Adam discover, the 1st yr of faculty is greater than credit and cramming. It’s a time of lust, love, secrecy, and scandal.

“You’re going to need this New York instances bestselling author’s new novel on your seashore tote this summer.” —

“Enough scandal that the pages virtually propel themselves.” —Booklist

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And we’re going as horny ghosts. ” “Wow. ” Shipley was once purely part listening, distracted via whatever thumbtacked to Professor Rosen’s door. It used to be the sign-up sheet for The Zoo tale, Edward Albee’s one-act play. Professor Rosen used to be directing. First yr scholars merely! the sheet learn. additional credits! A unmarried signature was once scrawled around the sheet in eco-friendly ink—Adam Gatz, it learn. “Aren’t you dressing up? ” one of many ladies used to be asking. “There’s going to be a celebration within the pupil Union with a haunted condo and every thing. ” Shipley blinked. She was once conscious of the truth that by way of holing up with Tom in his room she used to be lacking out on such a lot of Dexter’s social choices. Did Adam visit this stuff? She hadn’t spoken to him because the welcome barbeque. could she have visible him dancing at Oktoberfest or pounding challenging cider in the course of Apple Cider Week had she now not been with Tom? probably he even had a female friend by means of now—the Apple Cider Queen. Eliza stepped out of Professor Rosen’s workplace. “The professor will see you now,” she introduced, sounding absurdly formal. “Hey, are you men, like, making plans a pajama social gathering? ” she joked. “Thanks much for no longer inviting me. ” the 3 ladies rolled their eyes. “See you later,” one in every of them advised Shipley sooner than stalking off down the corridor along with her associates in tow. Eliza rolled her eyes in go back. She hated these ladies and their red sweatshirts rather a lot she hadn’t even afflicted to benefit their names. She used to be beautiful convinced they hated her too. It happened to her that if the place of work of scholar Housing and Campus lifestyles had put Shipley in that very same triple in Sloane, she’d be mincing round in a red sweatshirt right away, shouting out dumb cheers and doing the splits in the course of rugby video games. whether Shipley and Eliza weren’t neighbors, the mere indisputable fact that they have been roommates had unfolded an entire new global to Shipley, one the place mild purple used to be evil and irony governed. Shipley stood up and waited for Eliza to enable her go. “She’s in a bad mood,” Eliza warned, which was once a lie. Professor Rosen purely had one temper: bitchily condescending. Shipley frowned. “But you men seemed like you have been having enjoyable. ” Eliza rolled her eyes back. Shipley was once so gullible. “What a maniac,” she acknowledged, and stepped apart. Shipley driven open the door and entered the tiny, crowded place of work, nonetheless uncertain of no matter if Eliza was once calling her a maniac or their instructor. Professor Rosen sat at her table, thumbing via a ragged, pen-worn deal with booklet. “Ah, Shipley,” she acknowledged, taking a look up. She indicated the small wood chair beside the table. An orange fondue pot squatted underneath the chair, lengthy forks poking out in all instructions. A purple Radio Flyer tricycle was once driven into one nook of the place of work and a cardboard version of a moose head was once tacked to the wall. at the table used to be an image of Professor Rosen kissing a person dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh. “Sorry for the muddle. Have a seat. ” Shipley crossed her legs and clasped her fingers jointly. This used to be her likelihood to win Professor Rosen over. She waited patiently whereas the professor shuffled a pile of manila folders round till she came upon Shipley’s.

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