April 6, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Admission by Julie Buxbaum

ADMISSION is a fictional story about the very real college admissions scandal that sparked outrage and passionate debate across the country. With sensitivity and grace, Julie Buxbaum has woven a tale about the forces that perpetuate elitism and white privilege and the destruction those forces leave in their wake. 

Chloe Berringer is living the good life in sunny, southern California. Well... she was living it before the FBI showed up with guns drawn and a warrant for her mother's arrest. 

Until that fateful day, Chloe had lived the most uneventful life that ever existed. Nothing bad ever happened, and senior year was shaping up to be the best yet!
An acceptance letter from Chloe's dream school had just arrived (despite her mediocre GPA and the school's notoriously selective acceptance policy), and her lifelong crush had finally asked her to Prom.

In the blink of an eye (or the clink of her mom's cuffs), Chloe's good fortune makes a complete 180 before nosediving straight into the ground. Unable to return to school and with her best friend MIA, Chloe is forced to face some hard truths alone.  


I found myself captivated by Chloe's story. Indeed, I read this ARC from start to finish without putting it down. Despite a few (very minor) holes in the subplot of a secondary character, I thoroughly enjoyed ADMISSION and think it's an important story worth telling.

Ignorance may be bliss, but it's also irresponsible. 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 👩‍⚖️👩‍⚖️👩‍⚖️👩‍⚖️👩‍⚖️

Scheduled Release Date: December 1, 2020

*A big thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review.

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