by Diana Peterfreund

July 2006
ISBN: 0-385-34002-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Delacorte Press

While Secret Society Girl is not a romance, I have fallen in love with the characters and ongoing plot. It is kind of a chick-lit meets The Skulls novel, and gave me hours of entertaining reading.

Eli University junior Amy Haskel thinks she is interviewing for a spot in the prestigious Quill & Ink senior literary society when she receives a mysterious summons. The interview was not at all what she expected, and she comes away feeling disconcerted. It almost seemed more like something the Diggers would do. But Amy knows that her blood is not blue enough for the elite Rose and Grave society, and even if she was eligible, they only admit men into their hallowed halls.

Amy’s intuition is spot-on, however, and she is stunned to learn that she is part of the inaugural class of women invited to join the powerful group. Rumors abound about the wealth and opportunities that await members, and Amy’s cynicism may not be enough to keep temptation at bay.

When the newly-inducted class learns that the integration was not approved by all the previous members, they must band together to fight for their rightful place. In doing so they learn valuable lessons about friendship and personal honor.

I believe that author Diana Peterfreund offers a fresh voice that will appeal to readers at many levels. Her novel, and the Ivy League novels to come, is a welcome addition to my library, and I hope to many others.

Reviewed in August 2006 by Paula.

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