Rush by Sara Bennett Wealer
Published : 2016
Version Read : Ebook
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Three girls. One week. One chance to start over. Maddie dreams of joining Sigma Theta Kappa, Baldwin University’s most powerful sorority, and rising above the people who walked all over her in high school—especially her boyfriend-stealing twin sister. Rush is Maddie’s chance to become the girl she always knew she could be—if she can survive Sigma’s brutal selection process.
Imogen came to Baldwin to escape her wealthy family and launch her dream career as a journalist. But her Sigma legacy might just keep her tied to the past, while her crush on her new editor could upset her plans for the future.
Cass remembers what Sigma was like before her fellow sisters put money and “Must Haves” over true friendship. By the time rush week ends, she’ll either save the sorority or quit Greek life—but first she’ll have to confront her feelings for her anti-Greek best friend Leo. Does he feel the same? Or will Cass’s commitment to Sigma keep them apart?
The week before college is a fresh start—a chance to be your true self and find sisters for life. But rush means making tough decisions and facing rejection along the way. Maddie, Imogen and Cass have until Bid Day to decide whether they’re really meant to “go Greek.” The key, each girl will find, is figuring out who her real friends are.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
I really enjoyed this book. As a girl that went through Rush at my college I saw a lot of the same things I experienced, but my rush was not as harsh as this one. My experience was different from the book only because I also had to deal with the first week of school in addition to the stress of finding a house that is perfect for me. I really enjoyed all the feelings this book brought out about my past.
My favorite character was by far Cass. She, for me was the most defined character in the book. Maddie and Imogen were too stereotypical in their situations for my tastes. Cass was exciting and she surprised me a couple times by her actions. Cass had some tough decisions to make and I thought she stayed true to her character.
The story was believable and was a fairly quick read. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.