Leeanna says, “Communities like this don’t come along every day”
4 out of 5 stars
May 25, 2012

“New House 5” is a smooth, easy read. I felt as though I had known Andy and the other students for years, thanks to the conversational style. Andy was also unflinchingly honest about some of the mistakes he made as an RA, such as not telling someone higher up when one of his residents was a danger to herself. I liked that he didn’t gloss over his mistakes but admitted to them, which helped me feel even more like I knew him.

When “New House 5” came to an end, both as a book and as a floor, I was sorry to leave everyone behind.

Krista says, “This is a book I would recommend
4 out of 5 stars
April 11, 2012

Several anecdotes are inspirational and can help readers build some confidence … that no matter what you maybe feeling you are not alone and new experiences and people can be a very good thing.

D. Ivovich says, This is a really great one”
5 out of 5 stars
March 9, 2006

I loved this book. Andy has a great grasp on College and what a first year hall is all about. The details and ways that he portrays the character are accurate, deep, multidimensional and compelling. This book was recommended to me by a friend and I recommend it to anyone, college or not.

Steven Novick says, “A Must Read for Incoming Freshmen
5 out of 5 stars
July 2, 2005

I will be a new Freshman at the actual “Ashford” University next year. I heard about this book and decided that I could probably get some good tips for next year. This book gave me more than that. It is absolutely incredible and even though a lot of the stories are unusual, it really gives the reader a good sense of what a Freshman year of college is like, especially at “Ashford” University. The only thing I didn’t like was knowning that there was no way Andy can be my RA next year!

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