Secrets of an Undercover Student
On Sale: September 19, 2006
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t's spring semester at Mirador High in Southern California,
and twenty-four-year-old Jeremy Iversen is going deep
undercover to deliver the real deal about the dull classes
and fast times of American teens today.
Trading in his suit and tie for jeans and skater shoes,
Iversen posed as a senior transfer student. He took six
classes five days a week, dissected a cat, got sent to
detention, hung out at the mall, signed yearbooks, and
graduated in cap and gown. He infiltrated the homes of his
teenage friends, met their parents, and went to their
parties. For one entire semester, he led the life of a
modern-day high school student -- and lived to tell all
Going way beyond the usual clichés of jock and nerd, the
book introduces readers to a revolving cast of fascinating
characters from every walk of social life: promiscuous
freshmen girls, lunchtime alcoholics, evangelical
Christians, perfectionist drug dealers, masochistic
vampires, steroid-raging baseball stars, and one principal
who will stop at nothing to make her failing school look good.
In this fast-paced exposé, Jeremy Iversen blows the lid off
a secret world in which the sexual revolution runs
unchecked, where the use of recreational drugs is chronic,
and where apathetic teachers don't even bother to teach.
This Wild West wonderland, however, lives by strict
unwritten rules and ultraconservative politics, creating a
pressure cooker of conflict that's bound to explode. High
School Confidential isn't confidential anymore.
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