""Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters" is a lighter but still accomplished look into adolescent female friendship ... Love triangles, unfortunate photographs, soccer bullies and a mother who thinks she understands 'Typical Adolescent Behavior' are just some of the obstacles [Kelsey Finkelstein] runs across in this sitcom-paced, laugh-out-loud book."" --NPR
"Zeitlin offers a story that encompasses all the horrors and thrills of starting high school ... A hilarious look at freshman year, this story serves to prep the incoming for the best and the worst high school has to offer." --"Booklist"
"Kelsey is a funny, likable heroine who experiences realistic school and relationship problems that any teenage girl will be able to relate to...[an] enjoyable diversion."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Readers will enjoy this humorous story where friendship, family, and self-acceptance are much more important than plans for greatness. This coming-of-age novel will not only entertain but also educate those transitioning into high school. It is a quick read bound to appeal to a female audience." --"VOYA"
"As the humorous mishaps mount in this laugh-out-loud coming-of-age novel, Kelsey gains insight and perspective through introspection and dialogue with friends. The values of good friendships are further evidenced in the honesty Kelsey and Cass show when they reconcile. In a sweet reversal, Kelsey finds that one of her many disasters has introduced her to a new guy who is, indeed, worth the wait."--"School Library Journal"
"Cute and sassy, open-minded and truthful, Kelsey Finkelstein will be your new best friend."--E. Lockhart, author of "The Boyfriend List" and "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks""
""Meredith Zeitlin accurately portrays the rocky road of starting high school with humor and heart. Kelsey's character is realistic and believable, navigating disaster after disaster with strength and her trademark wry commentary. Friends, foes, drama, and love--Freshman Year is full of it!"--Erin Dionne, author of "Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies"
"When I was transitioning into high school I would have been better off had I read Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters. Kelsey and I would definitely have been friends." --Kristen Schaal, comedian featured on "The Daily Show" and "Flight of the Conchords" -- variousshow more