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Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn Paperback – May 29, 2007
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I really enjoyed reading this book, Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn, because it shows how the male mind works when they are fifteen. However, there were some parts in this novel that I did not like, for example, when Gideon was alienated because basically everyone else was a druggie. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get into a teenage boy's mind at work.
INSIDE THE MIND OF GIDEON RAYBURN takes place at a fancy New England prep school, and Gideon is a new kid from Virginia who feels like a fish out of water. The other students are all rich and good looking and from exotic places. Gideon is only there because his father got him in on "a favor." In an attempt to bond with his two roommates, Nick and Cullen, Gideon tells them a story about his girlfriend, a yellow thong, and nearly losing his virginity.
Hearing the story, Nick and Cullen come up with "the bet" involving the sassy Molly McGarry and a Halloween deadline. Gideon gets to know Molly especially when they share a Spanish class project and starts to like the feisty girl who hails from "the McGarry's of Buffalo, New York," a not-so-exotic place either.
Gideon finds himself distracted from "the bet" and pleasing his roommates when the sexy Pilar Benitz-Jones begins paying attention to him. Molly might be cute and sassy, but if Gideon could snag Pilar, it would be "legendary."
INSIDE THE MIND OF GIDEON RAYBURN puts a twist on the typical prep school novel with the mysterious narrator hearing Gideon's thoughts and telling the story through these thoughts. This device leads to many elements of humor, especially when the narrator makes fun of Gideon for his thoughts about girls.Read more ›
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I never read books. Books SUCK. I haven't completely read a book for over 2 years, but this book... oh my god.
I couldn't put the book down! Read more
Good book, fast read would recommend to friends also had the book The Other Girl that was a continuance of this book. Also good book.Published on December 13, 2012 by Kimberly Williams
This book was sooooo interesting. Everything that goes on in Gid's head seems spot on to what a boy's mind could be like in reality. Read morePublished on December 22, 2010 by L. Bailey
I was intrigued by the premise of "Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn" and thought that Sarah Miller had many insights about prep school, teenagers, and people in general. Read morePublished on June 30, 2010 by H. Nisen
As I was reading this book I had to wonder if this is really what goes on in the mind of a teenage boy. Read morePublished on October 31, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books
Ever wondered what exactly is going on in the mind of a teenage boy? Then INSIDE THE MIND OF GIDEON RAYBURN by Sarah Miller is the perfect book for you. Read morePublished on February 20, 2008 by TeensReadToo
I loved this book! First, we meet an unnamed person who is narrating the thoughts inside Gideon Rayburn's head as he arrived at Midvile Academy, a rich prep school where he... Read morePublished on February 18, 2008 by Jigna J. Patel
What would happen if you could see inside the mind of a boyfriend? A mystery girl who sees in Gideon's mind can - and she tells of a clueless boy who flunks his way into a fancy... Read morePublished on August 12, 2006 by Midwest Book Review