Book Review: Dirty Rush

Book Review: Dirty RushDirty Rush by Taylor Bell
Published by Gallery Books on January 13, 2015
Pages: 252
Format: Paperback

In this shockingly true-to-life novel written by an all-star team of Internet phenoms from the Total Frat Move generation, you’ll get the first true glimpse of “real” sorority life in all its f**ked up glory.
Dirty Rush by Taylor Bell is what happens when you take the creative minds behind Babe Walker (author of the New York Times bestselling White Girl Problems series) and add Rebecca Martinson to the mix. Rebecca Martinson—yes, that bitch—the former Delta Gamma sister responsible for the scathing, expletive-filled email that verbally assaulted her entire chapter for being “so f**king boring” at social functions, and threatened to “c*nt punt” every last one of them if their behavior didn’t shape up. Dirty Rush is a no-holds-barred look at what really happens when you “go Greek.”
Taylor Bell comes from a long line of Beta Zeta sorority sisters, who all expect her to pledge upon starting at the university. But Taylor has other plans: she’s determined to give her family the proverbial middle finger and destroy the rich tradition they hold so dear by eschewing sorority life altogether. However, Taylor’s resolve soon melts when she falls in with a group of hilarious, ultra-saucy girls, who introduce her to all things Greek and soften her to the idea of joining. Resigned to the fate the Greek gods have dealt her, Taylor pledges Beta Zeta and embarks on a collegiate career filled with the kind of carousing sure to make any sorority sister proud.
Soon, Taylor’s experience as a BZ starts to feel like a jacked-up, drug-infused, and X-rated fairy tale—especially when reality comes crashing down and a rather lewd sex tape is leaked. The girl in the video looks a lot like Taylor. Has Taylor gone off the deep end? Or is someone trying to frame her? Unless she can prove her innocence and re-ingratiate herself with the sisters who’ve accused her of leaking the video in a Kim Kardashian–style bid for attention, Taylor is at risk of losing everything she’s fought (partied) so hard for.

I’m back again with yet another book review. I know that I am unintentionally turning this into a book blog, but I also have other posts coming this week like several movie reviews. I mean the movies are based on books, but still. I will probably have another real post on my life coming soon, so stayed tuned!

Let’s get back to the topic at hand. This book review in case you haven’t noticed is about the book Dirty Rush by Taylor Bell. Let’s just say from the jump that this fast paced wanna be beach read is a fun fascinating look at sorority life. I can’t tell you how accurate it is since I was never a sorority girl, but it is fun to look at from the outside.

Taylor Bell, with the main character of the same name as the author begins the book as a Central Delaware University freshman who has no interest in joining a sorority. She ends up following a cute guy to a fraternity party and meets all the Beta Zeta sisters who immediately, Dirty Rush, her and decide who she will be in college. Dirty Rushing in the Greek Life is when a sorority or a fraternity meets a person and decides that they can become a sister or brother without really going through all the steps that a norma recruit would go through. This would typical happen with a legacy, someone who has siblings/parents that have also been members of the same fraternity/sorority. Taylor gets lured into the sorority life by the fasted paced party life of the sisters and ends up pledging even though she is immediately hit with the crazy rules brought down by the Beta Zeta Sorority Vice President, Colette Winter. After a sex tape hits the internet with a girl that looks a lot like Taylor, Taylor ends up finding more about the sorority and greek life than she has ever known before and ends up having to make some big choices about her college life.

I will try and keep my promise to not spoil the ending of the book too much, but it left me almost wanting to start college all over again just so I could join a sorority. It was a super fast paced read which I enjoyed nearly every moment of. One warning I should give readers though is that sex, drugs, alcohol run rampant through out the book so if you aren’t used to that free flowing talk prepare yourself because it is all in the book. Another thing I loved about the book was ex-sorority girl Rebecca Martinson, the “Deranged Sorority Girl” that made headlines a few years back actually does the foreword for the book, which is actually kind of hilarious. If you are looking for a fun beach read or a book to get you out of reading slump this will be the book for you.

Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought. I also added a Currently Reading section in my sidebar instead of the usual books I’ve read. If you have any recommendations for books I should read this year, let me know 🙂 I’ll see you soon with another post.


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