The New York Times on Sunday announced that one of Harvard’s final clubs will now be admitting women.
I couldn’t help thinking of Secret Society Girl, a book by Diana Peterfreund about the year when a club very much like Yale’s Skull and Bones goes co-ed. I couldn’t finish it—it’s a bit of fluff, now included in the “New Adult” listings (that’s “Young Adult” with sex and drugs)—though I skimmed to the end. Suffice it to say (unless you want to read it) that its protagonist finds she’d been selected as a token and things aren’t as terrific as they seem.
Much better: Jennifer Miller’s The Year of the Gadfly.