Loner: A Novel by Teddy Wayne

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Loner: A Novel Read Online Free - From the award-winning author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, a novel as unsettling as it is impossible to put down.

David Federman has never felt appreciated. An academically gifted yet painfully forgettable member of his New Jersey high school class, the withdrawn, mild-mannered freshman arrives at Harvard fully expecting to be embraced by a new tribe of high-achieving peers. Initially, however, his social prospects seem unlikely to change, sentencing him to a lifetime of anonymity.

Then he meets Veronica Morgan Wells. Struck by her beauty, wit, and sophisticated Manhattan upbringing, David becomes instantly infatuated. Determined to win her attention and an invite into her glamorous world, he begins compromising his moral standards for this one, great shot at happiness. But both Veronica and David, it turns out, are not exactly as they seem.

Loner turns the traditional campus novel on its head as it explores ambition, class, and gender politics. It is a stunning and timely literary achievement from one of the rising stars of American fiction.

Title : Loner: A Novel
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ISBN : 1501107895
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★☆☆

February 27, 2016

I feel like such a loser. I hate when publishers compare books to another book, this book doesn't even do that. I did it. I read the blurb and was hoping for some of that Joe magic from You. I'm very ashamed of myself. Not. I love that creepy stalker. David Federman is the main character in this...

LeAnne rated it ★★★★★

August 05, 2017

When you purchase a hard back copy AFTER having listened to it completely free from the library, you know it is an excellent book! This slow-burning psychological study was incredibly clever. I loved it and had difficulty stopping the audio book, screening incoming phone calls as the narration te...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

October 12, 2016

3.5 Obsession. From his first glimpse of Veronica, he could not get her out of his mind, putting aside new friendships, a young woman who actually cared about him and even the Harvard experience, all became meaningless. Things o be discarded. To say I disliked David from the very beginning would...

Kelli rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2016

It's been sooooo long since I've read a true standout novel that I am really struggling to compose a review for this extremely unsettling, yet unputdownable narrative. A slow roll, this thought-provoking character study is so well done. The writing is excellent. I found the story so compelling th...

Perry rated it ★★★★★

September 29, 2016

Loner is a well-crafted, caffeinated composition about a volatile, socially-impaired Harvard freshman from New Jersey and his poco loco fixation on an upper crust co-ed from Manhattan's upper East Side, who is not quite as transparent as she seems. Teddy Wayne builds this relationship slowly at f...

Esil rated it ★★★★☆

September 30, 2016

3.5 stars. I’m having trouble rating Loner. I really enjoyed it until the end, which I first found clever but ultimately quite disappointing. Loner is a first person narrative about 18 year old David Federman who starts his first year as an undergraduate at Harvard. Loner is also David’s second p...

Andrew rated it ★★★★☆

July 22, 2016

David Ferderman is a bright boy, a very bright boy. He coasted through high school, achieving outstanding results – good enough to secure a place at that renowned institute of learning, Harvard. But he made few friends along the way; he was somewhat invisible to his classmates, a withdrawn, ‘vani...

Melki rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2016

My plan was to sit in a restaurant or coffee shop with a view of your building. At some point you'd pop out for a cigarette, and that's when our coincidental run-in would transpire. But during my many jaunts down your block through Google Street View, I'd failed to notice the critical oversight in...

Elyse rated it ★★★★☆

May 06, 2016

I was excited to read this book. I tend to like stories that take place in and around College. Teddy Wayne is an award-winning author, and Federman is such a Jewish name ... I was curious just how meschugena ( crazy, insane ), David Federman might be. The blurp says David Federman is academically...

Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 18, 2016

Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 2.5 Stars Real quick like – this is the story of David Federline’s first year at Haaaaaavaaaaaaaad. David’s always been a real brainiac, so grades won’t be a problem. It’s the social aspect he might have trouble with. When he sees Veroni...

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