College Freshman Blues? Check out College 101: A Girl’s Guide to Freshman Year (Review)

Going to college for the first time is mixture of fear and excitement. On the one hand you are about to be FREE and unsupervised by your parents (yippee!), while on the other you are now entering a world where you will be responsible for most of what happens to you. The problem is…no one tells you all the stuff that you need to know in real life besides the obvious stuff, like: study hard, don’t party too much, yada yada.

college101One book aims to relive some of the mystery and stress faced by college freshmen. Called College 101: A Girls’ Guide to Freshman Year, it was written by Julie Zeilinger, who recently completed her own freshman year at Barnard College. The book is written from a girls’ perspective, and covers things such as :

  • what to pack
  • dealing with roommates (with real-world types like “the slut,” “the thief/mooch”)
  • academics and the difference in class structure versus high school
  • handling the “freshman 15”
  • social pressure
  • sex
  • depression
  • paying for college and handling debt
  • Greek life

The book is written in a hyper-friendly and accessible style, with leanings towards a feminist/liberal slant. Which makes sense since the author is the founder and editor of feminist blog It also reads very up-to-date, with references to current themes which resonate with teens, such as faux pas to avoid when using social media, for instance.

Teens Wanna Know Rating: 7 out of 10

We are giving our review copy away!

How to enter:

Simply follow @teenswannaknow on Twitter and tweet the following line from your account by 9/12/14:

I’ve entered to win COLLEGE 101 by @juliezeilinger on @teenswannaknow here: #giveaway

Contest is open to U.S. addresses only. We will pick one (1) random winner on 9/13/14, who will receive our review copy (used, obviously). Winner will be notified by DM on Twitter, so must be following @teenswannaknow in order to be eligible to win.


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