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 until the FBI showed up with guns drawn and a warrant for her mother's arrest. 

Before the FBI showed up on her doorstep, Chloe lived the most uneventful life that ever existed. Nothing bad had ever really happened to her, and senior year was quickly shaping up to be her best yet!

An acceptance letter from the college of her dreams had just arrived (despite her mediocre GPA and the school's highly competitive acceptance policy), and her lifelong crush just asked her to Prom.

Sadly, everything about Chloe's easy life changes after her mother gets arrested. Her best friend is MIA, she can't go back to school, and she's forced to face some really hard truths alone. 


MY TAKE


I was truly captivated by Chloe's story. Indeed, I read ADMISSION from start to finish without putting the book down. There are a few minor plot holes that involve secondary characters, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book overall and believe it's an important story worth telling.

Ignorance may be bliss, but it can be irresponsible and dangerous too. 

OVERALL STARS: 4 STARS
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 5 STARS
STORYLINE: 4 STARS

Scheduled Publish 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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