It’s 1959 at the University of Florida, and that means: no boys allowed past the dorm lobby, a 10:00 p.m. curfew for the girls, and if you aren’t engaged by senior year, you are to become a teacher or, worse yet, a nurse. Francie, a senior education major who dreams of becoming a writer, does not want to spend the rest of her senior year eyeing bridal magazines while she sits dateless on a Saturday night, praying for Mr. Right to come along. When Francie meets Amanda and Liz at an emergency dorm meeting, the three of them decide to shake things up for the rest of year. Amanda and Liz take Francie into a world of fun, adventure, and boys. When the three of them decide to move off campus, and share a house with three men, including two hunky twins, Francie learns to lead the life she wants, rather than the life she is expected to have, and in the end finds the happiness she was looking for. This book is a fun, easy read that will remind older women of how it was way back when, and teach younger generations to appreciate the feminist movement, and the choices female college students have now.
Sara Rivka Davidson is currently studying journalism at the University of Melbourne in Australia.