Books Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin Hardcover, 282 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleFreshman Year & Other Unnatural DisastersAuthorMeredith Zeitlin Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Smart, occasionally insecure, and ambitious Kelsey Finkelstein embarks on her freshman year of high school in Manhattan with the intention of "rebranding" herself, but everything she tries to do is a disaster. Genres: Young Adult Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Teen Reads: Summer Books For You And Your BFF June 7, 2012 If there's one thing that teenagers of all stripes spend their energy on, it's friendship. These outstanding new novels for young adults explore friendship wherever it blossoms, whether in the extremes of a dystopian future or the more mundane emotional extremes of high school.