Kate Pearson graduated Summa Cum Laude from the famed Wellesley College with a bright future ahead of her. But sometimes the world after graduation turns out to be the exact opposite of what you imagine. And so after a heart-wrenching break-up, a failed attempt at a career, and parents who upped and left their daughter to travel the world, Kate finds herself dangling near rock bottom.
But don’t worry, Kate Pearson has a coddling big sister and a guilt-ridden best friend in her corner and they are determined to help lift her out of the funk. And when Kate lands a job in admissions of a prestigious New York City private school, she just may well be on the road to success…as long as she can keep from getting too personal with the applicants.
This debut book from the author is told month by month through Kate’s life, and often includes perspectives from others. Filled with satirical takes on private-school parents, a little bit of romance, and modern drama Small Admissions is a perfect light read that still has substance. Readers looking for a book about female friendships, recovering after a devastating break-up, and one with a happy ending will enjoy Kate’s journey.