Monday, October 4, 2010

Megan recommends: Joe College

Joe College by Tom Perrotta

I've always been a big fan of Tom Perrotta. Joe College is probably my favorite novel of his, with The Wishbones running a close second. Every time I see a "roach coach," I think of this novel. I saw a lunch truck yesterday, so there you go. Yale junior Danny is going back to his working class family's home in New Jersey for spring break. His plans? Take over his father's lunch truck route so his dad can have a hernia operation while simultaneously trying to avoid running into his old high school girlfriend, Cindy. The book is full of wry observations about social class issues that students face at elite private universities.

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