ANASTASIA SCHULTZ by Todd Hunt

ANASTASIA SCHULTZ

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Supposedly Anastasia (actually Annie) Schultz is the female counterpart to Max Shulman's brand of collegiate demi-hero and those who find his high jinks amusing will doubtless consider Anastasia equally palatable. Arriving at a large mid-western factory-type university from a town distinguished for its turkeys, the shrewdly naive Anastasia is immediately adopted by the campus' eccentrics. Her beatnik roomie (a Freshman for the third time) steers Anastasia clear of sororities, orientations, classes and other manifestations of square behavior into the campus coffee house, the modern dance, a student insurrection and a beat pad in town. Finally Anastasia rejects the extra-curricular content of her limited and limiting college experience in favor of domesticity back among the turkeys. The book does have its funny moments but its situations are basically cliches which have already been sufficiently exploited.

Publisher: Doubleday