Author: Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur
Book #: 2
Reading Level: YA
Book Rating: .7
T.B.Published: June 1st 2011
by Greenwillow Books
Gregory or Clint? Clint or Gregory? Matt, anyone? And what is Lexi up to . . .exactly?
When we last saw Callie Andrews, she was caught on the horns of a dilemma. Lexi was threatening to expose all of her safely guarded, deeply buried secrets from high school, and Callie had just hooked up with bad-boy Gregory--despite the fact that she had a perfect (sort of) boyfriend and her BFF Vanessa had claimed (sort of) Gregory as her own. Yow.
Entertaining, hilarious, addictive, scandalous, sexy, and smart, The Ivy series is an insider's look at freshman life at Harvard University. This isn't high school anymore!
Are you a good girl? Do you always do everything right? Never fall out of line? You always want to make mommy and daddy proud. Has that thing called drama ever touched your life? Boys? Just normal dates, you know who you want and thats that. Well, this book is none of that. The thing about books is that they let us explore another life. They let us become another person completely for whatever number of pages the read is. With this book your life will be full of scandal, doubt, and above all excitement!
Callie is a freshman at Harvard university and she is facing a dilemma. She wants to get into the university's magazine, she wants to date a boy who realle makes her feel, and she wants to do all this while still keeping all her friends, not to mention her grades, intact and happy. Thing is one of the editors of the magazine, Lexie, hates her because Callie wants to date Clint, Lexie's ex and current obsession, while at the same time Callie is undecided on who she really wants to be with, Clint is dreamy sure, but Gregory is the bad boy with a heart of gold, but her "best friend" Vanessa likes Gregory, and Callie did a stupid thing with Gregory over the break... Oh and also finals are just around the corner, whats a girl with this much drama to do!
I like these kinds of novels cause they get me out of my head and into a world full of scandal that I will probably never experience in real life. It's Harvard a la Gossip Girl. The difference between this series and the Gossip Girl series? I would have to say it's the brains. In the book although Callie is certainly overwhelmed with how much is happening in her life you always know she is a smart tough cookie. As are all of her friends really.
As for second installments I couldn't be more pleased. Sure sometimes I wanted to slap a few characters, and at times I just wanted to scream and be like what the hell are you doing! But that only adds to the excitement. My level of enjoyment while reading the book was off the roof. That's what this book is all about, fun, entretainment. Reading for the pleasure of reading and cracking a few smiles along the way. This might not hold true with everyone (I mean I picked the first novel of Gossip girl a few years back and stopped reading the series, it's not for everyone) but it might just hold true with you!
The series is awesome so just read it. But first be sure to read The Ivy which is the first installment.