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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.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....

Title : rush
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ISBN : 22011697
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Number of Pages : 184 Pages
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rush Reviews

  • Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
    2019-04-29 12:38

    This is one of those cases where I'm rating it on a different scale. What I mean is-- for what this was (fun, dramatic, entertainment), it totally did it's job. If I had to rate this against serious books that I've rated 4 stars, it wouldn't stand up. It's a book about sorority rush and the catty nature of it. It was a guilty pleasure book--- an extremely addicting guilty pleasure book, but not one that will change your life.Confession time: I was in a sorority in college!!?!?! Yeah, it's true.I'm telling you this because it was probably one of the reasons I could relate to this book. My sorority was WAY laid back compared to this one-- we didn't have some big mansion-house that we lived in, we didn't follow all those strict rules, and we didn't take ourselves so seriously-- but a lot of the rushing process was the same. It kind of affirmed all the reasons I didn't LOVE being in it (and all the reasons I ultimately went inactive).

  • Brittany
    2019-05-08 12:45

    Originally posted on Beauty and the Bean BootsSome things are worth the wait, but you should rush to buy Rush by Sara Bennett Wealer for a realistic (but still dramatic) portrayal of the sorority recruitment process.Rush follows three girls through the week of sorority recruitment. Maddie hopes to join the most prestigious sorority, Sigma Theta Kappa, to show up the people of her hometown. Imogen reluctantly signs up for her rush to please her mother, a former member of Sigma. Cass, a current member of Sigma, struggles with sorority life as she find herself caught between meeting Sigma’s high standards and her own values.I think the strongest aspect of this book is the accurate portrayal of the rush process. In the author’s note, Wealer mentions that she was in a sorority (thankfully, much different than the one portrayed in the novel) and her experience on both sides of recruitment really show through. I’m in a sorority at my college and I noticed that in many movies and books, recruitment is portrayed as crazy house parties and dirty rushing. I like how Wealer shows the reality of sorority recruitment and the repercussions when rules aren’t followed.Another aspect of this book that I enjoyed were the minor characters in the novel. I think the sorority president and a low-income sorority member were really interesting additions to the story. I loved how it gave the girls from the top sorority more personality than being Regina George clones. I actually wish we could have seen more of their perspectives within the novel. The only minor character I had problem with was Cass’s love interest. I felt he was too negative about her interests throughout the entire novel and his sudden change at the end was a little forced.While there were aspects of this book that I enjoyed, there was also some room for improvement. While I enjoyed many of the minor characters, I felt it difficult to connect and sympathize with the three main characters. I found Maddie extremely annoying because she constantly stated how she looked more like “Sigma” material than the other girls and acted extremely mean when other girls were invited back to certain houses. Without giving away any spoilers, I will just say her behavior at the end made me completely dislike her as a character. As for Imogen, I know sorority life isn’t for everyone, but I thought her constant bashing of sororities was a little excessive and her frequent put-downs of “Park Avenue Princesses” were annoying. She hated sorority girls for acting better than everyone else, but she did the same thing. Out of the three main characters, I thought Cass was the most interesting and likable. I really liked how she stuck to her morals and remained loyal to her friends. However, I think the ending of her story line came across as a little too “Hollywood movie.”While I think a book on rush is an interesting concept, it also has its drawbacks. Since the book only spans five days, you really don’t get to know the characters beyond the surface level. In addition, you get a -play-by-play of what happens everyday, which sometimes makes the book drag especially if you are already familiar with the recruitment process. I really wish that there could be another book or the book continued a little longer so I could see what happens to the characters after rush. A lot of changes happened right at the end of the book and I wish I had a little more time to see the resolution.While I really loved the realistic quality and minor characters in this book, I was disappointed with the three main characters and the book’s ending. I give Rush three out of five stars.

  • Becky Ballard
    2019-04-22 08:45

    I enjoyed every minute of the journey this book took me on with each of these girls individual Rush experiences! I highly recommend this great, fun read!!! Long long ago I was in a sorority myself and this read brought back so many memories of the good and bad of the process. My daughter is about to go through it in a month so this was a fun, and timely read! However, I certainly hope her experience is filled with a bit less drama than that Maddie, and Imogen Ash!

  • Jen Petro-Roy
    2019-05-12 07:42

    Such a fun read! And man, rush sounds stressful.

  • Aditi ~ •A Thousand Words A Million Books
    2019-04-30 06:57

    AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKSI received a review copy from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. This book, like a lot of the contemporaries I’d been reading lately, was a very light one. I mean, it’s mentally impossible for me to ALWAYS be reading High Fantasies and Contemporary’s with Mental Health issues etc, and so books like Rush come as welcome breaks for me.I think there’s a movie about Rushing in colleges – I simply can’t remember the name at this point – which was primarily where I got my information about Sororities/ Pledging Greek and I felt like I knew enough to read this book.Told from three major points of view, Rush is a fun, light and slightly predictable read.Imogen Ash is the TOP pledge. A three generation legacy to Sigma Theta Kappa and New York Socialite, all she wanted when she got to college was a fresh start. Madeline ran from her boyfriend and sister cheating on her and is determined to prove to everybody who thought she was nobody that she could be accepted into one of the most prestigious houses in the country.Cass is a sophomore in the Sigma house, dreading the life. She thought pledging Greek was about sisterhood and equality and instead, found out it was about power and shaming. She’s determined to change the house and stand up for the underdog, all while trying to tell her best friend she’s in love with him. The book itself was nothing spectacular. All we heard about were parties, and then showers from Imogen and Madeline and from Cass how Pledging was pre-decided depending on legacy and other things. ALL the important stuff like Madeline and her Boyfriend/ Sister drama was sort of given a back seat. The fights were blown WAY out of proportion and I ended up really disliking Maggie and Imogen. All in all, a book worth a read if you’re into the sorority stuff! 3 stars.

  • Laura
    2019-05-06 07:41

    As someone who is in a sorority (pledged 30 years ago!), I found this take on rush interesting. Some of what is shared is typical. The girls who are rushing are nervous and worried their preferred house will cut them. And, the actives have late nights between voting and then prep for the next day. But, Ms. Wealer takes the pre-existing tension for the rush experience to a new level. She shows not only the dirty rushing that can happen, but also how sometimes chapters do things that only serve to shoot them in the foot. And how certain rushees are earmarked as preferred whether they are a legacy (had a female relative who is a member of the sorority) or even those that have highly influential families.Overall, it was an interesting read. Not everyone has a happy ending. But, in the end, the sorority chapters may be poised to be better off than they thought would happen.One thing I'd love to know how she picked my sorority, Delta Zeta, to be one of the hard partying ones on campus.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-22 09:30

    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.

  • Rachel Piper
    2019-04-23 06:57

    A fun, juicy read about something I have NO experience with. It was great to get a peek inside this different world, and I was so happy to be reading Sara Bennett Wealer again after loving Rival — another book that focuses on female friendships and the ups and downs that can be just as meaningful (for good and bad) as romantic relationships.

  • Sara Kiplinger
    2019-05-16 10:39

    **This review is based on an ARC from Netgalley, release date 11/15/16.I wanted a light read that didn't make me think too much and this fit the bill. I enjoy reading about things like this and other people's long as it's not my own! I went through part of sorority rush when I started college and decided it wasn't for me, so I was interested to read about what happens at other schools and the experience of other girls. I liked how the stories were told from different points of view and enjoyed all of the characters that told their stories. Maddie did annoy me a bit because she seemed a little too perfect, but was still relatable in her dream of just fitting in. Imogen was a fun character and Cass was just a normal, slightly insecure girl who just wanted to make things right. I think any girl could a find a character she could relate to in this book. Great, fun read!

  • Helen-Marie Rivera
    2019-05-13 04:41

    I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sara Wealer did a great job with the character development and kept the plot as realistic as possible. You could tell that she did her research about Greek life. I was never in a sorority but I sure lived it while reading this book. I can't believe some of these are done. I work at a university so I pretty much have an idea of what goes on. This is the first book I've ever read from Sara Wealer and plan on putting her on my author's to watch list.

  • Jess
    2019-04-29 07:31

    I received an ARC of this novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Overall, this was a good read. I enjoyed it and got through it pretty quickly. As a sorority woman myself, I was pleasantly surprised by the author's respect and candor about the Greek system. This was a fun contemporary.

  • Marnie Dodson
    2019-05-04 06:44

    Great Read! As an adult who loves YA fiction, I found the book very satisfying. The characters were dynamic and the plot was fast-paced and kept me engaged to the point where I ended up binge reading the whole book.

  • Gabrielle Jewel
    2019-05-20 10:57

    I received this free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • TJ Burns
    2019-05-13 04:39

    I received a copy of this book from Bloomsbury USA Children's Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sara Wealer
    2019-05-14 09:42