Getting In by James Finney Boylan

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A very funny novel about four quirky high school seniors & their three chaperones as they drive an oversized Winnebago to interviews at prestigious New England colleges.
 

About James Finney Boylan

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Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of more than a dozen books, including a bestselling memoir, a collection of short stories entitled Remind Me to Murder You Later, and three novels for adults. Her novel Getting In won the Alex Award from the American Library Association in 1998 for an adult novel with special appeal to young adult readers. Since 1988 she has been a professor of English at Colby College. Jenny Boylan lives at the end of a dirt road in Maine with a Sasquatch, a wind elemental, two weredogs, and a leprechaun.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Grand Central Publishing. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Two exercise physiologists and a professional writer draw on that ubiquitious body of knowledge concerning pulse rate and protein-fat-carbohydrate ratios to help readers evaluate their needs and design their own programs.

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Ostensibly, the mission that sets the story in motion begins as Juddy (surfer dude), Polo (yuppie), Dylan (sensitive and shy), and Allison (sensitive and not shy) join adults Lefty, Ben, and Chloâ—who, in varying degrees, are parents to the three—in a Winnebago to travel the Ivy League circuit, w...

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Dylan hides a secret from Ben (it's given away almost immediately, though the author keeps trying to wring suspense from it), shared by his partying jock cousin Juddy, son of Ben's brother, Lefty, a wealthy car salesman who resents Ben for attending college.

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