Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tap & Gown An Ivy League Novel

Tap & Gown by Diana Peterfreund is the final book in her Ivy League Novel series. From the back cover.~

For Amy the countdown to graduation has begun, and suddenly the perfect ending to a perfectly iconoclastic Eli career is slipping from her grasp. Her new boyfriend's been made an offer he just can't refuse. Her fellowship applications haven't even been filed. And the student she's chosen to take her place in Rose & Grave-the country's most powerful and notorious secret society-seems to come complete with a secret life already intact.

Lunging toward the finish line, Amy finds trouble around every corner, from society intrigues and unlikely stalkers to former flames and mandatory science credits. Surely it couldn't get worse...until Initiation Night explodes into a terrifying scene and into a last test of wits for a young woman just trying to make it out of the Ivy League in one piece.

I loved Tap & Gown and thought Diana Peterfreund wrapped up the series perfectly. Amy and Jamie (Poe, and it's so hard to think of him as Jamie(sometimes Pajamie), but since Amy has a hard time, I guess I can too) started dating at the end of Rites of Spring (Break) and I was so excited. I always felt that there was something more to Poe, even when he was being a total jerk, than what we saw in the early books. As Amy and her fellow Diggers work towards picking the perfect "taps" for the next class of Diggers, she learns she has many other things to deal with that aren't Digger related. Amy finds out Jamie accepted his dream job, learns she must take a science class to graduate, and try to figure out where she wants to go after graduation.

I loved this series from the very first book. The story lines of all the characters were wrapped up, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Not to give away any spoilers, I can only say if you haven't read this series, you should give it a shot.

Order of books in the series:
Secret Society Girl
Under the Rose
Rites of Spring (Break)
Tap & Gown

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