College Girl

College Girl

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Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101015056
  • 336 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult


“A raw and resonant debut novel” (Megan McCafferty) and a vivid portrait of life on a modern college campus.

College senior Natalie Bloom is beautiful and ambitious, but also painfully insecure. At twenty, she’s still a virgin, never even having had a boyfriend. At school, Natalie hides out most weekends in the library—until she meets Patrick, her fantasy (she thinks) of a cultured, intellectual Prince Charming. But the more time they spend together, the more Patrick brings out her worst insecurities. And before Natalie’s ready, she winds up losing her virginity— and her sense of direction, as her emotional responses take a dangerously self-destructive turn. Soon it’ll take only the most extreme measures to reclaim her sense of self, her confidence, and her ambition.

Insightful, moving, and achingly self-aware, College Girl is an intensely real portrait of a character whose insecurities are recognizable to us all, and of a time of life that changes everything.


“A sensitive yet laser-precise look at the joy (and indignity) of college life.”
-Diablo Cody, Oscar(r)-winning screenwriter of Juno

“Weitz’s prose is insightful, and Natalie’s rocky coming-of-age tale…[is] a compelling read.”
-USA Today

“Weitz is so adept at capturing the pain and insecurity attached to campus life and love, it’s impossible to read without squirming-or at least without recalling the stupid decisions of your own early 20s.”
-Entertainment Weekly