Review: American Fraternity Man

Jul •  21 •  2013

I do want to point out that this book should be read by people ages 17+. This book does contain scenes of alcohol, sex, and vulgar language.

I haven’t really had the chance to read much New Adult books lately so when given the chance to read and review this book, I didn’t want to pass up the offer and step away from YA for just one book and see where it can take me. This book I felt was the perfect book for me because it brings up the life of a college graduate and the idea of fraternities and the life outside of college and the tribulations one must go through to make a living.

The beginning starts off with a college student about to graduate and he is wanting to do one last thing with his fraternity and invite the parents and everything and show them that the fraternity is more than just a group of guys joining together to drink and party all the time. I felt that this book showed what fraternities were from both the good and bad side. As well as later into the book, it showed how life can prove troublesome sometimes

At the beginning of the book Charles was the type of character I could possibly look up because he seemed he wanted to really try and change the way fraternities were looked upon and he wanted to show how they were more than jocks just all about partying. However, when taking on the role of his new job, we see how sometimes old habits don’t die.

Overall this book was a roller coaster for me. I feel that this book put the reality to the idea of what fraternities were and how college students are affected by these organizations. I feel that all college students should take the chance to read this book but also the parents who might have children attending schools or about to go off. This book was an eye-opener to me and it showed me something that I am still contemplating if I am ready to approach. Reality.

I give this book 4 bites!





  1. Audrey
    Jul 21, 2013

    This book is on my TBR list and I’m excited to crack it open because I am involved in Fraternity & Sorority Life at my university. I hope it really encompasses all sides of Greek Life; your review certainly makes it sound that way!

  2. Candace
    Jul 21, 2013

    I hadn’t heard of this before, but it definitely sounds intriguing! I like male POV books but anything with college life tends to be fascinating to me since I never went (boo on me!). I’ll have to watch for it in the future!

  3. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jul 22, 2013

    Very interesting. The insight into Greek life sounds intriguing to me….

  4. Oh haven’t heard of this one before… must check it out.


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