taralovesbooks’ #CBR4 Review #15: Pledged by Alexandra Robbins
Cannonball Read IV: Book #15/52
I have almost zero interest in sororities, but I found this book for $1 at a used bookstore. I decided to pick it up because my best friend from high school joined a sorority in college while my small, private college had absolutely no Greek system whatsoever (we didn’t even have a football team!). She got really into the whole sorority thing (and still is five years after college) and I guess I just don’t really get it. To me, it seems like you’re paying people to choose whether your good enough to be their friend. But she seemed to have a good experience that was almost nothing like the craziness in this book. Because of that (and so I don’t get flamed by sorority girls), I completely understand that what I read is NOT a representation of all sororities. The author even states this at the beginning of the book. Just to clarify again, I fully understand that there are good, decent sororities out there….they just aren’t really represented in this book because, frankly, that would be boring.
I read this book knowing almost nothing about how the Greek system works besides random tidbits I’ve heard from my one friend (the only person I really know that was in a sorority). The lingo was always strange (Spring Sing? Jump week? Bigs and littles?) and I never really knew what any of it was. Thanks to this book, I now know what all that crap is. Sigh. More useless knowledge, I guess.