Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

Frat Girl

Sometimes the F-word can have more than one meaning….For Cassandra Davis, the F-word is fraternity—specifically Delta Tau Chi, a house on probation and on the verge of being banned from campus. Accused of offensive, sexist behavior, they have one year to clean up their act. For the DTC brothers, the F-word is feminist—the type of person who writes articles in the school paper about why they should lose their home.With one shot at a scholars...


Details Frat Girl

TitleFrat Girl
ISBN9780373212347
Author
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Academic, College
Rating

Reviews Frat Girl

  • Selena
    2017-11-07
    For Cassandra Davis, the F-word is fraternity—specifically Delta Tau Chi, a house on probation and on the verge of being banned from campus. Accused of offensive, sexist behavior, they have one year to clean up their act. For them, the F-word is feminist—the type of girl who hates them to the core and is determined to make them lose their home.With one shot at a scholarship to attend the university of her dreams, Cassie pitches a research pro...
  • Romie
    2018-07-13
    This book intrigued me the moment I heard about it. I wanted to learn more about this one feminist girl who decides to go live among frat boys and write about them. And what I can say is that I am not disappointed. Not one bit. It was definitely different from anything I’d read before, but damn was it good.Like I said, this book follows Cassie as she gets a scholarship to her number one College but only if she infiltrates a fraternity and docum...
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    2018-03-12
    “Love ending doesn’t mean love never was. It just means that, like everything else on this earth, it’s finite.” *Thank you to Edelweiss, NetGalley, and the publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review!*This was such an easy and enjoyable read. With a strong (sometimes borderline preachy, but whatever) feminist message and the wildness of frat boys, this book was an easy hit for me. I've always been a sucker for books like this: a...
  • Dash fan
    2018-04-14
    3☆ Education and Fraternities Frat girl is a story of a girl going into a all male fraternity and uncovering it for being sexist and derogatory towards women. In order to keep her all paid for scholarship. Unfortunately Frat Girl wasn't for me. I found it to be a rather slower paced read.It took me ages to connect with the characters.I think this book would be more suited for those that are going through the university stage. Unfortunately I mi...
  • Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
    2018-10-05
    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from Amazon Vine and I also ended up with an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley.Look, this book made me so mad that my dad's dyslexia spontaneously presented itself in me and I spelled "solidified" as "solifidied." (I'm not making light of dyslexia, I am certain I have an undiagnosed case of it because it's been an issue for ages. Just ask me about "atlas" and the 6th grade spel...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2018-03-31
    2 starsI was really excited to read Frat Girl. Really, really excited. I had refreshed and double refreshed and triple refreshed my library ebook catalogue until it appeared, and I promptly checked it out. I binged all of it that same night (I think I went to bed a little after 2 am) and fell asleep right after. In the morning, I felt very conflicted. What I was hoping was a super awesome feminist, empowering story ended up leaving me feel a litt...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    2018-03-19
    Rating: 3.5 StarsI have really been enjoying all these YA-goes-to college books lately, and I was really curious to see what Roache had planned for us with Frat Girl. I will say, I was nervous when I first started reading this book, but then, I was pleasantly surprised by Roache's approach to many of the issues addressed in the story.•Pro: What really won my heart were all the wonderfully drawn characters in this book. When I was first introduc...
  • Caden Armstrong
    2018-05-01
    When I found this book, I had a feeling it was going to be one of the most influential reads of my life. It was. Look past the title, or even the cover (which I personally love) and look within. Give this book the chance it deserves. It deserves to be heard. I think that every female, male, and human being on this planet should read this book. It speaks about feminism in the most incredible, honest, and valuable light and makes me feel as if my t...
  • Thamy
    2018-04-11
    If you want a fun book with lots of food for thought, this is it.3.5.Cassie needs a project or she won't get a scholarship for the university she really wants to attend. An incident in one of their frats give her the best of ideas—why not she join the frat herself?The first time I read the summary I was sure this was about a girl under disguise but Cassie really joins the frat as herself. The only part she needs to fake is the reason—reportin...
  • Atlas
    2018-02-02
    * * 2 / 5~review to come~Not really sure what to think - on the one hand, really easy to read and I know virtually nothing about fraternities so it was all quite novel to me, and there were some good ideas in it. But there were also long diatribes that could be cut and pasted from a "liberal feminism 101" textbook that were awkward and clunky, and some of it was quite unpleasant to read (which I suppose was rather the point).http://atlasrisingboo...
  • Alena
    2018-05-28
    Full disclosure — I know this author and have witnessed her mature from brilliant, thoughtful high school student to brilliant, provocative college grad. The very fact that she wrote and published a mainstream teen novel in those years blows my mind. That said, I love the premise of this story. It feels very now and offered just enough complexity to keep me fully engaged. I appreciate the meticulous detail Kiley puts into Greek life (as terrify...
  • Natalie
    2018-07-13
    DNF @ 12%. No thank you. This book was incredibly problematic.First off, it's boring. I've read many books set at a college campus and they're rarely boring but this one managed to find a way to be dull. Also, I find the idea kind of ridiculous, the whole storyline I was curious about and wondered where it was going to go but it fell very flat for me.Also, my main issue with this book. Cassie. I can't read anymore of this bitch protagonist. She's...
  • Hannah
    2018-08-06
    Actual rating 3.5 I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I had a hard time rating this but came out at 3.5 because, despite the growth and progression of the frat boys (which I loved), Cassie took way too long to show any character growth and when she did it just felt like a huge jump with next to no nuance. I also found Cassie's view of feminism to be incredibly limited and she judged other girls incred...
  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)
    2018-09-25
    I enjoyed this book and it touched on a lot of relevant issues but I went into it thinking it was going to be a lot more incisive than it ended up being. The premise is that our MC joins a college fraternity so that she can expose the inherent misogyny in the Greek system. But because she ultimately becomes friends with the guys she lives with, the author can't paint them as *too* dreadful, otherwise why would the MC be buddies with them?So inste...
  • paula
    2018-09-23
    I am no American and therefore only knew Greek Letter Organisations from movies or tv shows, and I can only say that the whole concept is just really stupid. It’s just very American and very extra for something like that to exist. I don’t get it. But that didn’t lessen my enjoyment while reading this book.Maybe I understand the concept of fraternities and sororities a bit better, especially after Cassie influenced the boys’ mindset. I und...
  • Lauren R.
    2018-03-27
    This is the kind of book I’d recommend to feminists and non-feminists alike. A lot of it was heavy-handed in the messages and would have maybe made more sense in the journal entries instead of internal dialogue, but the content itself was good. I definitely figured that her study wasn’t going to be all black and white, and the really positive moments were so heartwarming. I loved the relationships that were developed and one particular night ...
  • L.H. Brown
    2018-03-05
    A mixture between a slow and quick read.While I did love the idea behind it, it became a bit frustrating when the feeling went from feminine empowerment, to cheesy romance. For me, the story made up for it with its comedic moments. However, I definitely feel that there was a better way to share the story, without having pieces being completely stereotypical. Instead, it needed to show more variety in who people are.Overall, this is not a book for...
  • Melissa T
    2017-08-21
    *I won a copy of this via Goodreads Giveaways*The sociologist in me loved this book. It features Cassie Davis, a high school student from Indiana, who comes up with an interesting way to earn the first year of a scholarship to a prestigious college. Conduct a social experiment in order to conduct research on culture inside a frat house, social norms within Greek organizations, and potentially disband the frat. What she doesn't anticipate is the f...
  • Ricky
    2018-05-04
    TW for this book: sexism, homophobia, racism, references to rape.Working at the Stanford Bookstore, seeing this one on the shelves with all copies signed by Roache herself was enough to get my attention. Especially when I found out Roache is a Stanford student and is there any chance I could've greeted her at the store entrance and not even realized? Maybe. If so, it'd be a real honor to meet such a terrific author.Frat Girl takes the reader to W...
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    2018-03-24
    2.5 / 5 FangsI was really excited to read this book because as a feminist, this book sounded like the perfect book for me! Sadly, this book missed the mark for me. I felt like this book was having an identity crisis of sorts. In the beginning, this book felt like it was trying to be a story about teaching men about the importance of equality. However, later in the book, it felt like it was just a rom-com about a girl who was cool enough to be a b...
  • Sonder
    2018-08-05
    New favorite in the house! *side eyes my favorite books' shelf* don't be jealous, there's room for everyone!Soooo I always kinda stay away from feminist books/fiction because, well, I consider myself a feminist but reading is like, something to relax, and feminist issues, kinda make me feel like humanity is really f-ed up, which is not relaxing. BUT... the premise of this book intrigued me soooo much. I love stories that happen on US campuses. We...
  • Cristina (Girl in the Pages)
    2018-03-15
    There's no denying that Frat Girl is an addictive read. A girl rushes a fraternity at an elite university in order to unearth their secrets? I couldn't hit "request" on NetGalley fast enough. As I predicted, Frat Girl left me reeling in many different ways, both positively and negatively, but I can't deny that Kiley Roache's writing style and ideas are right up my alley as an reader who puts the "adult" in "young adult."First and foremost, I have...
  • Alison
    2018-04-06
    Every year there seems to be a trend in YA contemporary and it seems like 2018 is the year for feminism, something I am very happy about.As soon as I read the blurb for this I knew I wanted to read it. I loved the premise, college girl joins a frat to prove they're the source of all evil, as it sounds like such an interesting and different take (and I thought it would be a fun read with a bit of a message). Unfortunately however the author doesn'...
  • Caitlin
    2018-04-04
    Actual rating: 3.5 stars I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages.I love feminist lit, so when I heard about Frat Girl I immediately wanted to read it. A young woman going into a frat to report on sexist behaviour? Sign me up.This book is such a captivating read. Because Cassandra joins the frat, we see her constantly exposed to sexism and misogyny not ...
  • Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
    2018-08-12
    * Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *Since this book happens to be Kiley Roache's debut novel I just want to take a moment to congratulate her for sharing her words with readers. If you know me, then you know that I am a huge supporter when it comes to new authors. I am someone who is usually willing to give anything a chance, which means that sometimes I find unique reads that capture my full attention and sometimes it's a miss.After ...
  • Angela
    2018-04-06
    idk about this one. It had some strong points about feminist, but at the same time i'm not quite sure it managed to prove its point. I don't really have an opinion the greek system, all i know is from movies, we don't have that shit in my country, but doesn't seem like the best place. It was an enjoyable book, but i feel like the ending was kind of rushed and way too disney/hallmark-like, all cheese wrapped up in a nice bow. The romance was easil...
  • Books and Guacamole
    2018-03-02
    This book is addictive! I flew through it. Equal parts hilarious, heart-warming, swoony, and feminist. Roache has given us an intelligent and nuanced narrative that will entertain as well as educate.
  • Mandy
    2018-05-30
    As a recent Alum from a sorority , this was both hilariously nostalgic and just so well done. It takes on stereotypes head on and the main character gets called out for her own bias behaviour and views often and openly. A good laugh and a good read.