The Ivy: Secrets: Secrets by Lauren KunzeThe Ivy: Secrets: Secrets by Lauren Kunze

The Ivy: Secrets: Secrets

byLauren Kunze

Hardcover | May 31, 2011

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Reputation, Reputation, Reputation.

You're a student at the most prestigious university in the country, and you've been tapped for the most elite social club. You've made it!

Now Don't Blow It!

Callie Andrews triumphed during her first semester at Harvard: she made incomparable friends, found the perfect boyfriend, and received invitations to the most exclusive secret societies. But she may have ruined every-thing with one ill-fated night. Now she's keeping secrets from everyone, including—

the upperclassman who's too good to be true

the best friend turned backstabber

the guy who's a total(ly hot) mistake

and Lexi
the social queen who wants to bring Callie down.

But Callie didn't get into Harvard by giving up, and she isn't about to now. Besides, she's not the only one with something to hide. . . .

Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur were roommates and best friends for all four years at Harvard. They graduated in 2008. They started collaborating on this book when they were juniors. They refuse to say how much of it is true.
Title:The Ivy: Secrets: SecretsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.05 inPublished:May 31, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061960470

ISBN - 13:9780061960475

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go-to guilty pleasure read. (May contain spoilers) After spending Thanksgiving break back home in California Callie is not looking forward to returning to Harvard. Now that Lexi has found out about Callie's big secret, Callie will do anything to keep her quiet. Vanessa, Callie's BFF and roommate is no longer talking to her because of Callie's betrayal. And Callie's relationship with Gregory is as complicated as ever with the both parties trying to avoid the other. With all this going on she still has to compete for the FM COMP and somehow still find the time to study for final exams. The Ivy was one of my favourite debut books that I read last year and the ending left off with a pretty big cliffhanger so I was pretty psyched to read Secrets and catch up with Callie again and find out what happens next. In Secrets, Callie is stuck in a hard place. Lexi knows her secret and is blackmailing her with it. Callie does eventually does take a stand but it takes her a while to and its understandable. She had to think things through and work up the courage to finally come out with it. Also a new character is introduced near the end of the book who I'm sure will cause more drama for Callie in the coming books. On the relationship front its between Clint and Gregory and there's no way to pick between the two because they're both awesome. Clint is super sweet and seemingly the perfect boyfriend. He's willing to work things out with Callie even after she abruptly break things off with him. With Gregory there's an obvious attraction between the two. Their relationship in this book was full of misunderstandings and missed opportunities. If only one little thing happened differently then they would be together but unfortunately it didn't happen. Both Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur know how to write a story with great characters that hook you in. With characters you love and ones you love to hate. This series has become my go-to guilty pleasure read. Full of lies, drama, secrets and scandals -- basically I couldn't stop reading and didn't want it to end.
Date published: 2011-07-16

Editorial Reviews

“Chick lit for highly educated chicks.”