Francesca Serritella graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, the Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize, and the Charles Edmund Horman Prize for her creative writing.
A teenager’s world is so small, success feels zero-sum. If she gets the part, I don’t. If he likes her, I’ll have no one. If that college accepts him, they won’t take another. In a small pond, every ripple rocks your boat.