Book Trailer Thursday (56)–Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin just released on March 9th.  I’ve been fortunate enough to receive an e-copy from the publisher, so I’m excited to read Meredith Zeitlin’s debut next!  I’ve read quite a few positive reviews, and I really like this book trailer.  Since I teach freshmen, I’m looking forward to showing them this trailer and talking to them about the book.

Summary of Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters (From Goodreads): Kelsey Finkelstein is fourteen and FRUSTRATED. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled – by her impossible parents, her annoying little sister, and life in general. But with her first day of high school coming up, Kelsey is positive that things are going to change. Enlisting the help of her three best friends — sweet and quiet Em, theatrical Cass, and wild JoJo — Kelsey gets ready to rebrand herself and make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny.

Things start out great – her arch-nemesis has moved across the country, giving Kelsey the perfect opportunity to stand out on the soccer team and finally catch the eye of her long-time crush. But soon enough, an evil junior’s thirst for revenge, a mysterious photographer, and a series of other catastrophes make it clear that just because KELSEY has a plan for greatness… it doesn’t mean the rest of the world is in on it.

Kelsey’s hilarious commentary throughout her disastrous freshman year will have you laughing out loud—while being thankful that you’re not in her shoes, of course…



  1. That book trailer is awesome! I hadn’t read any reviews for this book yet b/c, well, I was judging it by its cover and just wasn’t interested. But it’s popping up All Over so I thought I’d better at least watch the trailer. What a unique way to give little glimpses of so many different parts of the story. And what was up with that creepy Little Orphan Annie doll? And the unicorn? I guess I’m going to have to read Freshman Year after all!

    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      Yes, that doll is CREEPY! I can’t wait to read this and connect everything from the trailer. I stopped at Barnes & Noble on my way home from work and bought a finished copy to take to school.


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