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High School Confidential : Secrets of an Undercover Student - Jeremy Iversen

High School Confidential

Secrets of an Undercover Student

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It's spring semester in Southern California, and twenty-four-year-old Stanford grad Jeremy Iversen is forsaking a dreary future of New York investment banking to go on the adventure of a lifetime. With a new wardrobe and the blessing of the school principal, he transfers into Mirador High, going undercover as a seventeen-year-old surfer.

In this fast-paced expose, Iversen quickly finds himself climbing the social ladder to the popular crowd, winning over everyone from steroid-raging athletes to shoplifting scene kids, promiscuous prom queens to evangelical Christians. Along the way, he uncovers a secret world of bomb threats and sex videotapes, wildfires and wilder parties, childish teachers and youth growing up way too fast.

But when he finds himself caught between his teenage friends and a jaded administration that will stop at nothing to make their failing school look good, he realizes he faces the hardest choice of his life.

"High School Confidential" is the explosive true story of a rising generation that proves you can go back again.

"[Readers] will find themselves wrapped up in the lives of [Iversen's] kids. He catches them at their very worst and their best as they rage, dream, and struggle to move on with their lives." -- Booklist "Iversen's mastery of story made me fall in love with every one of his classmates, and his sense of suspense and timing made me carry this book around for days....Dude. It's like, one of the best books you'll read this year." -- Terri Schlichenmeyer, nationally syndicated columnist "Shows like Laguna Beach try to expose the shocking reality of teen life, but really nothing could compare to Jeremy Iversen's experience of posing as a student.... It's a fascinating read." -- CNN Showbiz Tonight

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
A Note About This Mapp. xi
This Nightp. 3
Diving Inp. 11
You Make It Realp. 25
Popularp. 41
Collisionp. 81
Give Me a Place to Standp. 115
Two Weeks Go Deepp. 123
Intermezzo in D-Force Minorp. 291
O Girls, To Warp. 309
Accreditationp. 365
In the Magic Kingdomp. 409
Graduationp. 423
Alumnip. 431
Notesp. 434
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ISBN: 9780743283663
ISBN-10: 074328366X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 28th August 2007
Publisher: Atria Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1