Monday, July 4, 2011

The Ivy by Lauren Kunze with Rina Onur

A fun summer read about one girl's life among the Ivies, complete with boys and diabolical roommates.

My Thoughts:Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur may not have succeeded in making me want to go to Harvard, but they did succeed in crafting an entertaining story. The Ivy provided me with a delicious escape from my humdrum summer, despite the fact that it is about school. The characters were very different from one another, and each added their own unique edge to the story. I am pleased to have discovered this new series, and cannot wait for the next installment. If anyone else feels this way after reading The Ivy, try Alicia Thompson’s Psych Major Syndrome or J. Courtney Sullivan’s Commencement to tide you over.

here's a short & silly video of the writers talking about The Ivy

I find it particularly interesting that the actual writer (Lauren Kunze) doesn't like her own main character. This is also a collaboration I haven't heard about before; one person provides the ideas and the other puts them into words. So, the question becomes: who's doing the real creating?

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