14 Campus Novels That Will Make You Want to Go Back to School

These will make you ache for the first day of school again.

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The bad news? The school year begins in just a few weeks. The good news? There’s no better time than now to dig into a juicy campus novel. From John Knowles’s classic A Separate Peace to Curtis Sittenfeld’s contemporary Prep, these books take readers behind the ivied walls and down the secret-filled halls of fiction’s most intriguing schools.


Do you have any favorite novels set on campus? Let us know in the comments!


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