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Did I mention the sex? By the end of the book, the teenage characters are so liberated that they'd probably find an evening at Studio 54 slightly mundane. All kinds of interesting scenarios arise when Ed Zanni, a bisexual high-school drama club star from suburban New Jersey, is denied tuition to Julliard by his well-to-do father and wicked step mother. Fortunately his close friends, Paula (ample of body, unlucky in love), Kelly (Ed's cheerleader girlfriend), Doug (his football player love interest), Natie (a nerd with a gift for white-collar crime) and Ziba, (a regal, Middle Eastern beauty), are very willing to engage in fraud, forgery, and blackmail to help him pay for drama school. Ah, high school.
Despite the naughty bits, How I Paid for College is actually rather sweet. Set in high school as it is, Acito's book is somewhat reminiscent of young adult fiction. Yes, there's a lot more homoerotica than the Sweet Valley High series could have prepared readers for, but still it reminds one of those early days--full of tragedy and disappointment--and yet safely nestled in a time of life before real tragedy and disappointment usually set in. It's easy to forget this is a book for adults... until the three-ways commence. And a fast-moving, light-hearted story with three-ways? Well, entertainment-wise, readers could do a lot worse. --Leah Weathersby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love Marc Acito's characters and the crazy situations they find themselves in.Published 7 months ago by Kathy Scott
Absolutely my all-time favorite book. Not for those who feel squirmish when dealing with less-than-politically-correct subjects. Fabulous for artists at heart. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sara Lepley
HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE, A Novel of SEX, Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater by Marc Acito is simply put, brilliant. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Wooley in PSL
I was a little thrown by the fact that the protagonist self-identified as bisexual - admittedly it wasn't quite what I was expecting. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Rocky Sunico
It reach my address well, according to my expectation, but the package little bit broken. Is it because of the sending or opened by someone?Published 21 months ago by Helmi
I really like a book that has me laughing out loud like I did with this one. Goofy characters and situations make for that.Published on July 19, 2013 by Robert Clever
This really is a high school novel but very open in its acceptance of all sorts of people and lifestyles. It's the love of people and stories and theater that comes through most.Published on July 7, 2013 by Pam
This tells the hilarious story of an aspiring actor/singer securing his place at Juillard, after his father denies him tuition money for anything other than "Business. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Kelley Hickey