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The Night Before College (2014)

by Sonya Sones(Favorite Author)
4.31 of 5 Votes: 2
0448461471 (ISBN13: 9780448461472)
Grosset & Dunlap
review 1: The Night Before College - SO TRUE The Night Before College is a clever little book using "The Night Before Christmas" poem as the rhythm for "The Night Before College." It tells the tale of the agony of SATs, Common Applications, FAFSAs, and of waiting to hear if one got in to the school of one's choice. After the acceptance, it moves into the angst of packing and leaving home, and the rapid assimilation into college life that most college freshmen experience. The illustrations are clever and the rhyme is snappy - it is amazing how such a long, painful, heart-wrenching experience can be captured in a few stanzas of verse. It is, naturally, a fast read, but it will stick with you because it is so clever. I won this book as a Goodreads first read, and, as my youngest niece... more is off to college in the fall, I am sending it to her. Any college-bound student or parent of a college-bound student would enjoy this little tale.
review 2: This is a first-reads review. This was a great fun way to explain the college process. It mimics The night before Christmas story but with the college process; picking up pamphlets, deciding where to apply, applying, writing essays, SATs, getting accepted, and finally packing for the big change of dorm life. I just graduated from college and am moving on to graduate school and this was just awesome. I think it is great for young students to read and understand that college is worth it. I simply love this little picture book! I can't wait to reread it and give my friends and family to read. less
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Sounds like my book...currently a junior in high school and oh man, the synopsis just rings home.
such a cute read. i finished it in like 15 min and it was so easy to relate to!
Read this in like 10 minutes, but it was cute.
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