August 04, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

The sorority-invading author of Pledged details the cutthroat, Red Bull-fueled lives of obsessed Ivy League-striving high schoolers in Bethesda, Md.

Standout Student
”AP” Frank, whose harridan mother literally socks him in the face for chatting with friends instead of studying.

Final Grade
Though quick and riveting, at times it reads more like a teen soap opera interspersed with statistics.

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