The Raising: A Novel

by Laura Kasischke | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0062004786 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBooksandMusicwing of Seattle, Washington USA on 8/28/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBooksandMusicwing from Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, August 28, 2016
If you don't already have a poor opinion of the Greek Frat and Sorority systems, this might make you take a second look at those systems. We all know the general problems of drinking, peer pressure and date rape that occur on our college campuses. Add to the general problems the problems of the Greek Houses; hazing, social ostracism for non-conformity, and (at least in this book) strange and secret rituals. You have all the makings of a cult, yet no one seems to take the problem seriously or even recognize it as a problem.
Young man in first year of college; boisterous, often drunk and obnoxious, vulnerable. Young woman in college, member of sorority, falls in love with the young man, or does she? Young woman dies in car accident in which young man is driving. He is accused of being drunk when it happens; he himself cannot remember the accident. He goes back to college and is ostracized. He keeps thinking he sees his former girlfriend and even receives cards and phone calls from her. His roommate is deeply involved in the betrayals and deceptions, although the ultimate betrayal is a surprise to him as well. Things don't work out well.
Many people didn't like the ending of the book but in a way I found it fitting; the drama ends and before you know it life has moved on and no one even remembers.

Journal Entry 2 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, December 30, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (12/30/2016 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA

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Released into the "R" Bookring. On its way to LynnGorman

Journal Entry 3 by LynnGorman at New Castle, Indiana USA on Thursday, January 05, 2017
I received this in a bookring.

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