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Please Don't Kill the Freshman A Memoir [Epub] ➟ Please Don't Kill the Freshman A Memoir By Zoe Trope – I wrote a story about you Well sort of see it's mostly about me Well entirely about me but here's the catch I'm you No really I mean it Not like that transcendentalism stuff we're learning in English I wrote a story about you Well Kill the ePUB ´ sort of see it's mostly about Please Don't PDF/EPUB ² me Well entirely about me but here's the catch I'm you No really I Don't Kill the PDF/EPUB ä mean it Not like that transcendentalism stuff we're learning in English class but really Don't Kill the Freshman A Epub / truly I'm you I know what it feels like when your heart beats so hard against your white bone ribs when you sing in the shower with soap in your eyes when you run until you get a side ache I wrote this story about you because I am so in love with you your broken fence teeth and your tissue paper scars I love you when you're so exhausted it could topple you to the ground so in love it could snap guitar strings so sickly sweet it could make lips smile This is a reckless love story This is my shameless confession.

10 thoughts on “Please Don't Kill the Freshman A Memoir

  1. Kevin Kevin says:

    Working with Zoe Trope publishing her chapbook version of PDKTF and helping her get her deal with HarperCollins before she was even out of high school are probably the most exciting moments I've had as a publisher To top it all off Zoe remains a funny sweet and talented young woman If you can find the old Future Tense pamphlet version you're lucky There were only about 3000 made I'm not sure because I lost countso much stapling

  2. Stefany Stefany says:

    I find it funny how some people who review this think its supposed to make senseIt's notIt's a diary Its a confession that being a teenager is difficult and something I think that many adults seem to forget We teenagers think life is so difficult that no one can comprehend it except for other teenagers And for most of my generation's parents they tend to write us off as complaining little children who don't know what we're talking aboutThis book I think is one of those things that lets everyone else know that we DO know what we are talking about even if its not as well thought out There are insights to be found in our so called trivial problemsWe're not ignorant we're just drowing and suffocating in a world that doesn't care

  3. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    So disappointing The original chapbook published by Kevin Sampsell of Future Tense Press inspired me when I was fourteen four years ago but this extended version overstretches Trope's initial charm and takes the reader nowhere She is talented and could have done better

  4. Patricia Patricia says:

    This book could go on a Goodreads shelf titled books written by authors I take Pilates with However since Zoe Trope hasn't yet written a second novel and there are no other authors in my Pilates class it would be a very thin shelf I've been interested in this book since its release several years ago Portland setting Written by actual high school teenager but have just now gotten around to reading it It was tough going the first 50 pages I almost stopped reading overwhelmed by the voice that was clearly very smart and clearly very very disdainful of school However I kept going and was rewarded by that disdain fading and leaving some incredibly delightful prose It's rough and could have used editing something that was rejected by the author but the roughness has its charms and the charms are many It's also nice to see the difference in acceptance of gay teenagers at the high school level ten years after I graduated from high school

  5. Jared Della Rocca Jared Della Rocca says:

    I think I've officially arrived at the I'm too old for party Yeah I don't understand most rap music I forget the difference between Twilight and Teen Wolf which one had Team Jacob? and The Voice American Idol America's Got Talent it all sounds like crap to me Boy bands today One Direction ummm that's the only one I can think of are basically the sons of boy bands of my generation Backstreet Boys again can't think of any others And this book unfortunately falls into my I'm too old for category Some of it most definitely rings true as I'm not too old to completely have forgotten what high school was like But much of the book just doesn't strike me because I have mostly forgotten the emotion of high school Yes I can remember being shunned not really I wasn't even noticeable enough to be shunned but the actual feeling of being shunned? Not so much It's like watching videos of yourself as a kid Sure you remember GOING to Disney World but you don't remember BEING at Disney World except in a I'm watching a film of my childhood sorta way So now I'm going to put some medicine on my foot wart grab me a bowl of bran flakes and slide my way into old person ville

  6. Tima Tima says:

    I read this book the year it came out and I probably loved it then But it's funny how your perspective changes once you get older once you learn who the anonymous author is and that she wrote about some of your very good friends and said some very untrue things about themZoe Trope pseudonym first name is really Zoe last name is different but I'll grant her the privacy of keeping her anonymity graduated the same year as many of my friends at a local Oregon high school She was writing the book while still in school which she did not graduate early from as her Wikipedia articles says A few of the characters in the novel are my friends and they are well aware that it is about them I re read the book last year and couldn't believe how childish it is which is something it was actually praised for at the time of its release There are moments of lovely prose and hints of a great author; but she has not produced any books since Please Don't Kill the Freshman's release in late 2003

  7. Ella Ella says:

    Please Don't Kill The Freshman is the journal of talented writer Zoe Trope during her freshman and sopho years in high school It was originally published as a small chap book but due to it's popularity and success was picked up by a large publishing company and she was asked to expand it past the original 30 something pages It deals with some controversial issues a chief one being the importance of discovering our sexuality during our teenage years as well as our sexual preference This book is above all a journal It rambles and rolls as the waves of thought often do inside all of us The difference between our daily diary entries and Trope's journals is the fact the she is interesting an extremely talented writer and has something to say whether she has figured out what exactly that is yet I have never read a book like this before the short cleverly crafted sentences the character cast lists the often ambiguous descriptions I enjoyed the ambiguity it left the experiences vacant enough to fill them with our own memories Trope seems almost to ask us to do this as she tells us on the back of the book This book is about you It is honest and relateable I myself just left high school and it rings true There is the taste of authenticity of thought that I don't think you can find in any teen fiction Trope is an excellent writer and her poetic prose chapters and entries are laden with musings on love life and other such typical subjects They were for the most part wonderful and I think worth reading the book for I'm not sure if I liked her thoughts because they resonated with me as much as because they were so generic things that I believe every person has thought of at some time in their lives In her battle to be uniue Trope has ultimately won the prize of relatability which I might say is a greater victoryHowever I find myself wondering if perhaps the book would've been best left as the original issue the shorter one While it is a joy to read her words they recycle themselves uickly and I began to feel as if I were re reading certain sections Trope said that there is little literary arc because the book is a memoir and a chronicle of her life and while I respect that it doesn't mean I am going to overlook the fact that the book reads like one lazy afternoon enjoyable at first with the prospect of all that can be accomplished but as the afternoon draws on boredom sits in and though it is still a nice day it has lost it's sense of promiseOverall I enjoyed reading this work It was a new writing style and I am glad I was exposed to it It was a very fast read taking up only a few hours of my time and yet left me with the feeling of having actually read something I would recommend it to teenage girls like myself

  8. Robu-sensei Robu-sensei says:

    This book is way way outside my usual reading space I picked it up partly because I enjoy broadening my repertoire partly because I was curious what a successful high school age author has to say and partly because the author is an Obie and a friend of a friendI uite liked it actually The blurb on the back promised that I'd identify with the authornarrator and indeed I did Zoe Trope is a curious mix of the exceptional and the ordinary Highly intelligent and amazingly sophisticated for her age she is nonetheless mired in teenage angst which seems to occupy about 95% of her waking thoughts She has to rush off from a meeting with a major publishing company to attend marching band practice I had some of that going on in high school—not the book deals of course or the cynicism I'd reuire another decade to grow into that but definitely the mix of lust and academic boredomYou know who Zoe Trope reminds me of? A teenage Harriet the SpyThe most puzzling thing about the memoir is its title I expected that bullying or homophobia would play a big part in the story Come to think of it I'm puzzled that an LGBT club would have been all that controversial in Portland at the turn of the millennium I was living in Salt Lake City when in 1996 East High School tried to start a club for gay students—and the Utah state legislature in an illegal closed door meeting decided to ban all high school clubs Portland I'd have expected to be much less tight assed about gay clubsAnyway I thank Zoe the author for reminding me how much I'm glad that I'm no longer in high school and how glad I am that I got high school over with in the boring 80s The music alone would have driven me crazy

  9. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    Zoe Trope's memoir is unlike any book I've read before Her writing style is so original and different she puts into words the feelings of angsty confused sensitive sexually confused young teenagers yet she does it in a way that is so endearing All the characters in her memoir are mentioned in a list at the beginning of the book and again later when the characters change This comes in handy as she nicknames ALL of her characters very uirky fitting names that she gives these people and sometimes it was hard to follow who was who Zoe is an exploring young girl not sure if she is bisexual or gay and her misadventures with men and women alike is touching and relatable The author's voice is poetic beautiful and at times abstract and metaphorical I am trying not to drown I am trying to bloom Please don't kill the flowers I greatly admire her way of words her similes and metaphors I take a lot of influence in my writing from her open mind that sees the things others don't I find her voice to be the one I wanted to have when I was her age Zoe Trope's experiences in high school relationships life and writing are the kind you devour for all the emotions packed in I'd recommend this book to any young reader or writer particularly females

  10. Eli Claire Eli Claire says:

    I feel a bit silly writing a review for this book now that I know the author but oh well This book was my favorite in high school when I was a ueer girl struggling with relationships and expectations and parents and school and generally feeling like a lot of stuff I was doing didn't matter I read PDKTF several times when I was a teenager and it always resonated with me and I remember reading that the author lived in Portland OR and thinking that's so close to me Rereading the book as an adult was interesting just because I don't necessarily relate to it as much but I can see myself as a teenager loving it Honestly I had trouble with the first 50 pages I kept on thinking Ugh I can't believe I used to think this shit was important Then something clicked and I got into it and I could appreciate it even as a 26 year old married adult Memoirs are one of my favorite genres and I do love it when they're written diary style so this really appealed to me So all in all yay for PDKTF I'm glad I gave it another chance; I had forgotten how the story ends and really enjoyed Zoe's thoughts and feelings and how much I saw myself in them

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