Book Review: The Expectations

May 29, 2020

 Life has plenty of expectations. In our teenage years, these expectations can build pressure, ego, frustration, and plenty of other feelings. Expectations by Alexander Tilney is an exploration of this theme.

A young freshman named Ben is enrolled at a New Hampshire boarding school. There he is faced with the expectations of his family, his roommate, and his other classmates. While navigating these expectations of himself, Ben will also have to come to terms with his own expectations in this work of American fiction. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.