College Girl

College Girl A raw and resonant debut novel Megan McCafferty and a vivid portrait of life on a modern college campus College senior Natalie Bloom is beautiful and ambitious but also painfully insecure At twenty

  • Title: College Girl
  • Author: Patricia Weitz
  • ISBN: 9781101015056
  • Page: 337
  • Format: ebook
  • A raw and resonant debut novel Megan McCafferty and a vivid portrait of life on a modern college campus College senior Natalie Bloom is beautiful and ambitious, but also painfully insecure At twenty, she s still a virgin, never even having had a boyfriend At school, Natalie hides out most weekends in the library until she meets Patrick, her fantasy she thinks of A raw and resonant debut novel Megan McCafferty and a vivid portrait of life on a modern college campus College senior Natalie Bloom is beautiful and ambitious, but also painfully insecure At twenty, she s still a virgin, never even having had a boyfriend At school, Natalie hides out most weekends in the library until she meets Patrick, her fantasy she thinks of a cultured, intellectual Prince Charming But the time they spend together, the Patrick brings out her worst insecurities And before Natalie s ready, she winds up losing her virginity and her sense of direction, as her emotional responses take a dangerously self destructive turn Soon it ll take only the most extreme measures to reclaim her sense of self, her confidence, and her ambition Insightful, moving, and achingly self aware, College Girl is an intensely real portrait of a character whose insecurities are recognizable to us all, and of a time of life that changes everything.

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  • Stop me if you've heard this story before: A beautiful, young, over-achieving student from a poor family feels out of place at her fancy East Coast college. She’s embarrassed by her background, her appearance, and her lack of sexual experience. She meets a boy. He pressures her for sex. Her grades suffer. She becomes depressed, she hates herself, she engages in self-destructive behavior. Finally, she loses her virginity, and hates herself more than ever. Times are hard for a while, but eventua [...]


  • Stop me if you've heard this story before: A beautiful, young, over-achieving student from a poor family feels out of place at her fancy East Coast college. She’s embarrassed by her background, her appearance, and her lack of sexual experience. She meets a boy. He pressures her for sex. Her grades suffer. She becomes depressed, she hates herself, she engages in self-destructive behavior. Finally, she loses her virginity, and hates herself more than ever. Times are hard for a while, but eventua [...]


  • The first book I checked out of my new library, College Girl caught my eye because, well, in a few days I’ll be one myself. That’s where I hope the similarities end because College Girl’s main character, Natalie, is a poor girl embarrassed by her lack of money and lack of experience at her upper-class East Class college. She’s also incredibly whiny and despite being the driving force for her academic achievements, refuses to take responsibility for her actions or feelings.When her grades [...]


  • I wanted to read this book for several reasons. Just look at its beautiful cover! Luckily, my awesome friend Kristin sent me a copy and I devoured its pages. As a recent college graduate, I could easily picture Natalie Bloom walking around campus. Like Natalie, I had my own special spot in the university library. Like Natalie, I had a memorable dorm roommate. It was just so easy for me to picture her in college settings that I grew accustomed to seeing while in school.This is a coming of age sto [...]


  • Hansen recommended this books and I finally finished reading it this morning on the metrolink (Public transportation is working well for my "reading fun books"). Here is my favorite part that sums up this coming of age novel and finding your passion in life."It was never about the guy.I was never about the sex.I was never about love.Really."Weitz is a talented writer and I had some fun flashbacks to college and years seem very far away. Enjoy!


  • WOW. This is the best book I've read in quite a while. I like any kind of coming of age books, but this one is especially great. The narrator is very believable, and her working class CT background reminded me a bit of Rita Ciresi.I don't want to give anything away. Just promise me that you'll read this. Wow.


  • This was pure Lifetime Television for Women fare. (Except to be a Lifetime movie, it would need the obligatory colon. "College Girl: The Natalie Bloom Story.") Beautiful-but-doesn't-know-it girl from unpleasant blue collar family tries to make good in fancy college filled with drunken frat boys. For the first 95 percent of the novel I wanted to smack the heroine really hard and tell her to stop pining after stupid boys and get her damn degree; the character magically heard me and shaped up in th [...]


  • Through the eyes of Natalie Bloom, a third-year transfer student to UConn, first-time novelist Patricia Weitz takes us back to school, where academics are only half the battle. Natalie's blue-collar upbringing colors her experience at the venerated campus in many ways, but none so much more than in her relationship with Patrick, a smooth-talking son of privilege with whom Natalie falls hazardously in love. Weitz creates believable characters and brings them to life in this story of one coed's jo [...]


  • This wasn't a very good book, but it was much better than I expected it to be. It did a fair job of portraying college life and some of the common insecurities girls have, especially when they are in an abusive/manipulative relationship where a guy is using them for sex. That said, it was cliche, predictable, and unoriginal. As Feminist Review already mentioned, there's a very troubling scene where the heroine is handcuffed and forced to recieve oral sex despite her crying and clear protest agai [...]


  • A kind of cliched coming of age story, filled with much repetition of details instead of thoughtful selection of details. Most of the secondary characters are hardly believable (the sometime stripper living down the hall in the dorm, etc). There are so many better novels about young women with family issues, romantic details, and body image concerns -- I'm not sure why this one has been getting so much press lately. If you read a review of this book and thought it sounded like interesting subjec [...]


  • An interesting story that I felt mirrored what I saw happening to girls in college whom I knew. I didn't like that Patrick seemed to have no redeeming qualities at all, but the end rang true. Good stuff.




  • Every once in a while, I’ll absolutely fall in love with a story that gets tremendously bad (or, at the very least, mediocre) reviews. The sort of reviews that are so well articulated and point out such obvious flaws that, after seeing them, you decide to put the book in question back and watch a movie on Netflix instead. College Girl by Rachel Weitz is definitely one of those stories. It has the number one thing I usually hate in a novel: a reactive protagonist with no self-esteem who gets ea [...]


  • I received this book for free from the publisher. All content and opinions are my own.Natalie is a senior at the University of Connecticut. She transferred to UConn after two years at a different state college. Though she gets almost straight As, she feels as if she doesn’t quite belong. Her family - mom, dad, and six older brothers - is lower class and not all that enthralled with education. And, they haven’t dealt with the suicide of their son and brother over a decade before. Still, Natal [...]


  • Hey ladies! Did you know that you can be a strong, independent woman as long as you don't have a man in your life, because the minute those boys come around, your academic life will be in shambles and your self-esteem will go to zero, all because of sex!?Hey, guys! Did you know that you're probably just going to wreck the lives of all the women you encounter, all because you have one thing on your mind, and that thing probably involves what's between your legs?!Welcome to the world of College Gi [...]


  • I began this book really relating to Natalie, and was eager to read about college(I'm applying to colleges soon). The beginning of the book was great, and I felt happy/eager for Natalie to begin socializing with Patrick, but as the book went on, I couldn't help be begin to hate her as she completely lost herself, and didn't even try to fight back against Patrick. I hated how much she had deluded herself, how unrealistically her thoughts had become. She redeemed herself towards the end, but she i [...]


  • Lindsay said I had to. AND I'm glad she did. Mainly because this is my favorite type of book. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Losing myself in the inner world of someone who is slightly tortured, contemplative, and observant, but clearly evolving. These people's perspectives are often skewed and painful (especially at first), but that fascinates me!! I guess that's what they call "coming-of-age." But the journey is a constant, so we never really come of age until we die? Whatever! I l [...]


  • I think this book was just okay, yet I was engrossed in it for 24 hours. It brought me back to being a college girl and shy and kind of surprised that people thought I was attractive, but then the book took a big turn and I had a hard time respecting Natalie. I knew she'd have to go through a crisis to emerge stronger and more sure of herself in the end, but stillat was a rough transition to read about. It wasn't bad for a book I just picked up from the shelf and took a gamble onbut it wasn't re [...]


  • I did not enjoy this book at all. I thought Natalie was incredibly stupid. She was so dependent on everyone around her that it made me want to scream. She constantly had to put people into groups and think of them as that group. I could see why she had no friends, she was annoying, whiney, and seemingly-suicidal. Also, I had zero interest in Patrick. I didn't understand at all why she stayed with him. He was a complete jerk. She was just being stupid. I wasn't very fond of any of the characters, [...]


  • This book puts you in the shoes of someone with low self-esteem. It didn't make any earth-shattering discoveries, or share anything about challenges that I didn't already know. In fact, it sort of just made me feel angry at the main character for making really bad choices. I was glad when I was finished.


  • I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this book. At times the character and what she was going through emotionally absolutely broke my heart, even painful to read at times. Highly recommended for those who would like to reminisce about their college years--particularly dating and living in the dorm--and for young women who are heading off to college.


  • I loved this book!!!!!! Such a fast, easy read. What a shame so many of us (or maybe it was just me) who made so many poor choices. I really felt for Natalie. Loved the ending - kind of mirrors mine today!


  • Perhaps it was because I work at a college, or due to my own college experience, or maybe it was because I'm simply getting old(ish), but I spent a great deal of time wanting nothing more than to smack the lead character upside the head and tell her to smarten up. Compassionate? No. But honest.


  • Natalie Bloom is a senior in college-embarrassed of her upbringing, inexperienced in life. When all of it hits her, she struggles to find her way. It is an easy read and any woman who has discovered herself in her college years, will appreciate the character that Patricia Weitz has created.


  • Coming of age tale about attending UConn in the 90's. Weak and unlikeable characters, unresolved plot points and a predictable, unsatisfying ending.



  • College Girl. I picked this one up for my daughter this past summer as she was about to embark on her college days. She finally got through it and handed it over to me. There were bits that I loved, bits that I related to, bits that annoyed me and bits that frustrated the heck out of me. It was risque and very sexual at times and I have to admit that there were times when I cringed at what I had bought for my daughter to read. Nonetheless, after reading her review and the lessons she learned, I [...]


  • 3 1/2 stars. A page turner for sureI flew through this one. Natalie was super relatable in some ways, and the opposite in others. I was transported back to college, and remembered all the good and bad feelings associated with that crazy time. I feel horrible for the young folks who don’t get to experience all the clunky, awkward, amazing coming of age insanity that dorm life brings. Made me who I am today. Forever grateful for those times.I cringed for Natalie, I rooted for her, I became incre [...]


  • I might have enjoyed this and may have found it interesting and exciting at 15 years old being much older, I found it trite, degrading and a bit pathetic. The "college girl" is insecure in both her appearance and aptitude. She allows boys to degrade her and define her. I hope that young girls are given more confidence and have more self worth today than even 10 years ago when this book was first written. If anything, aside from studying and getting good grades- this book is a fine example of wh [...]


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