Academic novels from student perspective
November 15, 2009 7:21 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for academic novels from the student's perspective (apparently this is a subgenre of campus novels
called varsity novels
). Bonus for books considered "young adult."
posted by alicat to writing & language (28 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Ideally, I want books like Tam Lin by Pamela Dean: fiction set at a university, narrated by a student, written for an adolescent audience.
But I'll also take adult fiction such as Donna Tartt's The Secret History. Novels that include students among other point-of-view characters, such as Jane Smiley's Moo, are also fair game.
Already on the list:
Ivy League novels by Diana Peterfreund
Light Years by Tammar Stein
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand
Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd
Joe College by Tom Perotta
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
I'll take any genre: literary, mystery, SF/fantasy ... Thanks!