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Fourteen-year-old Brooklynite Kelsey Finkelstein is just about to embark on her high school debut and dreams about all the good things in store. This year will be different: she will be the soccer ... Read full review

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Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters is a wonderful book which YA's can read.

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Zeitlin dives thoroughly into the mind and world of the thirteen year-old Kelsey. She is hilariously self-centered (as any YA ought to be) and yet entirely lovable at the same time. I found myself thinking like a thirteen year old whenever I closed the book to leave the subway. One of the things I found enchanting about this book is what it must be like to grow up in Brooklyn. I know what it's like to live here as an adult, but what's that childhood like? I found myself enthralled with this little girl's obstacles, her ups and downs. If that's not enough, Zeitlin has a sharp edged humor that just kicks my ass. Two thumbs up and five stars.  

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