Her father has a heart attack when she is young, holding onto her as he falls to the ground. Her photographic memory causes her problems in school, so when Teddy moves in next door, the two become fast friends.
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College is another chance for her, but Naomi finds Wellesley every bit as lonely as high school, filled with competitive girls, girls who pass one another on walks while studiously staring at anything but one another. Here, even among women who slightly unnerve her, Naomi begins to make friends, and for a young woman who has only ever had one true friend, the society consumes her, making her reexamine who she is and what she wants. An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer was that sort of book for me and apparently others, too, if you check out Goodreads.
An independent young girl is an introvert but loves learning and winds up at Wellesley, inducted into the notorious Shakespeare Society.
I thought: yes, yes, and more yes! But this novel struggles with a distinct lack of emotion. I think the biggest problem is that Naomi never feels all that real. Her best friend moves away, and she comes close to visiting once but stops herself. Nomad Reader. Dolce Belleza. Secret societies -- Fiction.
Women college students -- Fiction. Women college students. Young women. Amerikanisches Englisch.
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Massachusetts -- Fiction. Summary "Afraid of losing her parents at a young age--her father with his weak heart, her deeply depressed mother--Naomi Feinstein prepared single-mindedly for a prestigious future as a doctor. An outcast at school, Naomi loses herself in books, and daydreams of Wellesley College. But when Teddy, her confidant and only friend, abruptly departs from her life, it's the first devastating loss from which Naomi is not sure she can ever recover, even after her long-awaited acceptance letter to Wellesley arrives.
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Naomi soon learns that college isn't the bastion of solidarity and security she had imagined. Amid hundreds of other young women, she is consumed by loneliness--until the day she sees a girl fall into the freezing waters of a lake. The event marks Naomi's introduction to Wellesley's oldest honor society, the mysterious Shakespeare Society, defined by secret rituals and filled with unconventional, passionate students.
Naomi finally begins to detach from the past and so much of what defines her, immersing herself in this exciting and liberating new world and learning the value of friendship. But her happiness is soon compromised by a scandal that brings irrevocable consequences.
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