What's private school really like? Find out from people who have been there.
What's private school really like? Find out from people who have been there. Lorene Cary's Black Ice makes compelling reading. She was one of the first African-Americans to attend an elite private school. It was a different world from the one she grew up in back in Philadelphia. The classic novel is J.D.Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. As fresh today as it was when written back in 1951, Catcher opens on Holden's last day in prep school. Fast forward a few years and Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep sits atop the New York Times Best Seller List. These books are well worth a read. Enjoy!
Academy X by Andrew Trees
Black Ice By Lorene Cary
Casualties of Privilege: Essays on Prep Schools' Hidden Culture by Louis Crosier
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Saving Miss Oliver's by Stephen Davenport