Hyemin Koo

Gretchen is a senior at an exclusive prep school. Possessor of a fantastic GPA, she is a strong candidate for Harvard. When her college counselor emphasizes in a lecture the importance of passion in an application, she takes his words a bit too seriously, and a series of events leads to her falling in love with a boy for the first time. In a frenzy of passion, she gives up all academic involvement for this thoughtless boy, but when faced with commitment, he abruptly abandons her. Heartbroken and devastated, Gretchen uses her unfortunate experience to write a touching, intense personal statement embellished with grossly exaggerated details which makes up for her atrocious final scores and, through bitter tears, gets her into college.

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