Despite all its controversy, a fairly interesting insight into the world of sororities, and an even broader commentary on young college women today (coming from a sorority member myself). Part storytelling about a few main characters, part factual commentary on the state of student organizations.
This book was not really what I expected it to be. It had a lot more historical and social discussion than I had anticipated. I thought it would be written more like a memoir of the experience the writer had. It was interesting, but I did occasionally find myself getting bored. It definitely had some shocking stories, and I think was occasionally biased and preachy, but overall was fairly balanced in its representation of sorority life.
I loved this book. It presented sororities and the Greek system in a well rounded and interesting manner. Through interviews with actual members of sororities, Robbins gets a first hand look at the good, bad and ugly sides of sorority life. A fascinating and interesting read.
Robbins goes undercover and writes what she is secretly told, and what she secretly observes, and then uncovers everything bad about sorority, fraternity, and greek-life.
As a sorority girl, I was interested to see what our "truth" really is. As I was reading this, I was furious at the stereotypes she claims to be sorority-wide. But, because of how angry I was, I couldn't stop reading!
A must read for sorority girls!
Interesting book to read, and I'm sure some chapters really are like her examples.. but read with an open mind!
Am investigative view of sorority life by an author who followed around sisters for one year. I found the book to be unbiased and well written. It's an interesting look from a sociology standpoint, particularly the things girls do for acceptance and following along within the group mentality without even realizing it, even if they know it is wrong or immoral.