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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sorority

I was so excited when I found out that I had won a copy of Sorority through GoodReads.  I had been in a sorority in college and always find books with sorority life as the premise interesting. Based on the description I thought Sorority would be about a young woman who dies in the sorority house and like a who was responsible for her death storyline.  



The book felt more like a collection of short stories with very little driven plot.  Yes there is the story of Margot's death (but she wasn't murdered) and it does touch on how it affected some of the other sisters, but it wasn't really the main focus.  And that's where I struggled reading this book.  What was the main focus?  There were so many sub- stories going on and way too many characters to keep straight.   And in the end, I felt like some of the sub- stories were not fully developed and it became frustrating to read.  

I did think the author did an excellent job of portraying sorority sisters.  First off she showed that there are a variety of girls who pledge a sorority (from your super Christian to your goth) and she showed the absurdity of rituals and the stress of pledging that was dead on.  And I think the way she portrayed drinking and drug use is pretty accurate (though a bit scary to admit).  

I guess I was hoping for something more and this book didn't deliver it.

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