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Getting In


“A savvy insider’s take on a high-stakes, cutthroat campaign - except it’s not about getting into the White House, but about getting into the perfect college. Stabiner’s sharp, witty tale is as essential as a good SAT prep course – but a hell of a lot more fun.” --Arianna Huffington

"Getting In takes an edgy, knowing look inside the lives and minds of love-crazed parents - galvanized equally by desperation and devotion - as they try with all their might to thrust their cherished children into the universities of their dreams." --Carolyn See, author of Making a Literary Life

“Karen Stabiner has clearly been through the crazy circus that is college admissions, and lucky for the rest of us she took pitch-perfect notes. You will come away from her book reassured that all the other families of applicants are even loonier than yours - or reassured that you fit right in. And you'll pick up some pretty nifty tips about how to play the game. What do you MEAN this is fiction?” --Lisa Belkin, "Motherlode" parenting blogger for The New York Times and college application survivor.

Karen Stabiner - Getting In

In her novel Getting In, Karen Stabiner writes about the biggest challenge of all: getting a child into the perfect college. With a survivor’s wit and a journalist’s eye, she tells the story of five Los Angeles high school seniors and their parents as they navigate the obstacle course that is college admissions. Getting In follows these interconnected families—three at the tony Crestview School, two at its public counterpart, Ocean Heights High—in their pursuit of a fat envelope from their favorite schools. But the college application process is full of surprises, and each family has to scramble as their best-laid plans start to crumble. Ultimately, everyone—moms, dads, and applicants—discovers what the admissions process is really about: growing up.