ARCstravaganza #4 – Freshmen!

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s the start of a new week, which also happens to be the start of my last week on vacation! Today I’ll be heading off to Universal Studios for round two!

Today’s ARCstravaganza features a young adult contemporary that I have a feeling will give me nostalgic vibes for university with a little bit a romance intertwined!

Freshmen by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Publisher: Delacorte Press | Release: June 12th, 2018

I was sent this book a couple months ago and actually brought it on my vacation with me! I am definitely looking forward to this YA contemporary and I hope it will be a great read!


A laugh-out-loud, realistic portrayal of a freshman year in college for fans of Girls and Broad City. 

Getting in is just the beginning.

Phoebe can’t wait to get to college. On her own, discovering new things, no curfew . . . she’ll be free. And she’ll be totally different: cooler, prettier, smarter . . . the perfect potential girlfriend. Convenient: the only person from her high school also going to York is her longtime crush, Luke.

Luke didn’t set out to redefine himself, but as soon as he arrives on campus, he finds himself dumping his long-term long-distance girlfriend. And the changes don’t stop there. In fact, being on a soccer team is the only thing that stays the same.

Just when things start looking up (and Phoebe and Luke start hooking up), drama looms on the horizon. Rumors swirl about the Wall of Shame, a secret text chain run by Luke’s soccer team, filled with compromising photos of girls. As the women on campus determine to expose the team and shut down the account, Luke and Phoebe find themselves grappling with confusing feelings and wondering how they’ll ever make it through freshman year.

About the Authors:

download.jpeg Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison met at the end of high school and quickly became sweethearts. Their first book, A Totally Awkward Love Story, was partially inspired by their releationship. Though they broke up in college, they remain best friends. Lucy is a librarian at a girls’ school in central London, where she gets most of her inspiration. Tom is a journalist and has written for Time Out, Vice, ESPN, Glamour, and many other publications. Freshmen is their second novel together.

Buy the Book:

Amazon CA | Amazon US | Chapters / Indigo | Book Depository


Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!

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