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Please Don't Kill the Freshman: A Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

I wrote a story about you. Well, sort of, see, it's mostly about me. Well, entirely about me, but here's the catch: I'm you. No, really, I mean it. Not like that transcendentalism stuff we're learning in English class, but really, truly, I'm you. I know what it feels like when your heart beats so hard against your white bone ribs, when you sing in the shower with soap in your eyes, when you run until you get a side ache. I wrote this story about you because I am so in love with you, your broken-fence teeth and your tissue-paper scars. I love you when you're so exhausted it could topple you to the ground, so in love it could snap guitar strings, so sickly sweet it could make lips smile. This is a reckless love story. This is my shameless confession.

Review:

"Zoe Trope's tale of a frustrated freshman girl is lively, personal, and refreshingly honest. We follow her through mercurial attractions and the tedious vagaries of high school life while being treated to some of the most enlightened and original observations since Holden Caulfield first left prep school." Mark Jude Poirier, author of Goats

Review:

"Imagine all the angst and lust of high school. Now imagine having all the intellectual and emotional maturity to capture every excruciating moment. Zoe Trope has written a book for those of us who remember high school all too well...and for those of us who have blocked it out completely. Who knew that the deadening monotony of high school could inspire such passion, wit, and delectable turns of phrase? Thank god she survived her first year of high school and lived to tell us about it." Thea Hillman, author of Depending on the Light

Review:

"I am in awe of Zoe Trope. She is capable of expressing so much feeling, with such beautiful authenticity. This book is more than the kind of good story we've become satisfied with. It's more than interesting. It's art." Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything Is Illuminated

Synopsis:

Please Don't Kill the Freshman is the true tale of one Portland girl's first year of high school. It signals the emergence of a true and totally original voice in the world of underground writing.

Written at the start of the new century, while the author was just fourteen, Please Don't Kill the Freshman is a brilliant and entertaining look at what really happens in today's high schools. Her name has been changed to Zoe Trope to protect the identity of herself and her friends.

Synopsis:

A memoir of the then-fifteen-year-old author's high school experience to that point, in which diary entries reflect her struggles, angst, and rebellion.

Synopsis:

In this wickedly intelligent yet poetically wise memoir written from the trenches of high school, Trope reminds readers that adolescence is more than a angst-ridden phase: it's a time of rare clarity, emergent self-awareness, and heartrending hope.

About the Author

Zoe Trope exists. She was born in 1986 and graduated from high school with the class of 2003 in Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060529376
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Trope, Zoe
Publisher:
Collins
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
High school students
Subject:
Social Situations - Abuse
Subject:
Youths' writings
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Library
Series Volume:
no. 808
Publication Date:
September 30, 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.375 x 1.01 in 15.9 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 304 pages HarperTempest - English 9780060529376 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Zoe Trope's tale of a frustrated freshman girl is lively, personal, and refreshingly honest. We follow her through mercurial attractions and the tedious vagaries of high school life while being treated to some of the most enlightened and original observations since Holden Caulfield first left prep school." Mark Jude Poirier, author of Goats
"Review" by , "Imagine all the angst and lust of high school. Now imagine having all the intellectual and emotional maturity to capture every excruciating moment. Zoe Trope has written a book for those of us who remember high school all too well...and for those of us who have blocked it out completely. Who knew that the deadening monotony of high school could inspire such passion, wit, and delectable turns of phrase? Thank god she survived her first year of high school and lived to tell us about it." Thea Hillman, author of Depending on the Light
"Review" by , "I am in awe of Zoe Trope. She is capable of expressing so much feeling, with such beautiful authenticity. This book is more than the kind of good story we've become satisfied with. It's more than interesting. It's art." Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything Is Illuminated
"Synopsis" by , Please Don't Kill the Freshman is the true tale of one Portland girl's first year of high school. It signals the emergence of a true and totally original voice in the world of underground writing.

Written at the start of the new century, while the author was just fourteen, Please Don't Kill the Freshman is a brilliant and entertaining look at what really happens in today's high schools. Her name has been changed to Zoe Trope to protect the identity of herself and her friends.

"Synopsis" by , A memoir of the then-fifteen-year-old author's high school experience to that point, in which diary entries reflect her struggles, angst, and rebellion.
"Synopsis" by , In this wickedly intelligent yet poetically wise memoir written from the trenches of high school, Trope reminds readers that adolescence is more than a angst-ridden phase: it's a time of rare clarity, emergent self-awareness, and heartrending hope.
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