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“I loved this! Kept hearing how awful the ending was, but I enjoyed the entire thing. Great fun.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“There are great YA books out there, but this isn't one of them. It's not terrible, but it's just ok. Everything just felt false and forced. The stakes were raised artifically, then the problem was immediately diffused. I had trouble figuring out why the characters would do what they did, let...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I'm not very far but its a pretty good book so far.”Jade Carter wrote this review Sunday, October 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There are great YA books out there, but this isn't one of them. It's not terrible, but it's just ok. Everything just felt false and forced. The stakes were raised artifically, then the problem was immediately diffused. I had trouble figuring out why the characters would do what they did, let alone why they would all be friends. The epilogue was classic YA - all the good guys succeeded, all the bad guys failed. I don't know, there was a lot of potential with a cool premise, but it didn't work for me. ”EmilyBat wrote this review Friday, August 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very well done. I didn't realize until halfway through that the author was female; the male characters were so well portrayed that I assumed it was a man! The plot is interesting and the characters were great.”Laura S wrote this review Wednesday, April 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Has the potential to be a really good, interesting book. But, the author writes it horribly. I was extremely disappointed.”Katie ~Rafiki~ I'm just spreadin' some ALOHA around the world! <3 wrote this review Saturday, March 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Well in the book Hacking Harvard, there was a lot of swearing and bad language. And that is what the author did to this text to make it so the story wasn't as enjoyable. If it wouldn't of had all the language that i did not like it would have been better. That is what made it so i did not like it the language.
What character do i think learned the hardest lesson in this story? I think Alexandra learned the hardest lesson. She studied and did everything she could to get into Harvard, and did not get admitted. But in the end she realized that it was okay that she did not get accepted and still had a good life.
Was the setting important in the text? Absolutely just like in pretty much all books. The setting mostly takes place at Harvard college or at max or eric's house or at there high school. But without the setting in the book you would just be lost. Setting, very important in this book.
What events are most connected to the setting? Well like when Shwartz and Max and Eric are at Harvard trying to help Clay do well on the act test. This event like others in the book just really bring you into that harvard, high school kid life setting. But really all the events are connected to the setting. ”
“The author does a great job of characterization, desribing, and depening the plot in this book. The book is about a group of kids who have lived in the shadow of Harvard Unitversity. They have been told their whole lives to do all their assignments perfectly, get perfect grades and ACTs otherwise you won't get into college. As they have grown up they realize it's all about who you know. If you don't have a family memeber that went to Harvard then you are screwed. So they decide to prove everyone that thats not all you need. to do this they Hack Harvard and get a sluffer, stoner, lazy kid into Harvard. The reason I didn't rank this book a fieve though was because it uses an excess amount of foul language, and has many inmoral ideas that I don't agree with.”Brittin Hekking wrote this review Friday, November 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amazing book, loved the plan, loved plot and I loved the characters!”JohnPaulGeorgeRingo wrote this review Friday, October 7, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As well as getting me overly-hyped about college, this was a great read--hilariously witty, witfully hilarious, etc. :)”Hannah E. J wrote this review Tuesday, June 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Hacking Harvard is about three boys who want to take hacking to the next level. Max is the idea guy, Schwartz it the brains and Eric well is a lot of both. Usually These boys do not hack for money at least Schwartz and Eric don't. Max makes a bet with the bums (another prankster group), the bet is that they have to get a failure of the bums choice into Harvard. As far as Eric and Schwartz know the bet is for six hundred dollars but really is for twenty five hundred dollars. During this hack many emotions take place, along with many other conflicting problems in this hack.
Hacking Harvard wasn't the best book but it was worth reading I guess if you are looking for dry humor, and jokes. All in all I give this book one thumb up.”