Tap & Gown Spoiler Thread

Tap & Gown, by Diana Peterfreund

Behold! A thread to discuss the conclusion of the Secret Society Girl series, TAP & GOWN.

Comment here to your heart’s content about Amy’s iconoclastic choice to tap a goldfish to take her place in Rose & Grave*, Poe’s pursuit of a career as a professional clown,** George’s decision to take the cloth,*** and Jenny’s heretofore unknown luddite tendencies.****

Or, you know, whatever really happened.


* The argument goes that it’s easier to keep a secret if you can’t remember it.
** It was the shoes that really appealed to him.
*** He heard the whole celibacy thing was on the way out.
**** After graduation, she’s moving into a yurt.

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116 Responses to Tap & Gown Spoiler Thread

  1. Diana says:

    Zee, you’re right. It was a nod to Poe’s obsession with not just Eli, but Old Eli, the traditional, all-boys network that the school once was.

    Dink Stover was at Yale in a really really old-school time.

    Thanks for reading!

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  3. Silvia says:

    now that I’ve got that off my chest, it was a pretty good ending, haha, amazing actually, but there was nothing about the book that rubbed me the wrong way, maybe in the begining of Amy and Jamie’s (love the rhyme) relationship I thought there were a few strained moments, but I think it was just them finding their rythm around each other and the new parts of the other they were just getting to know.
    I agree with everything Tiff wrote in this thread, the woman can really write an essay about SSG and I would eat it up!! and Zee, I too just found the series this past friday, read all 4 books in the space of 4 days (counting the hours I had to convince my stepmom to buy the ebook for me because they don’t have T&G in Brazil yet) and I’m already rereading the series…talk about addiction!!
    Also, what this series did to me was transport me to the world of american college lifestyle (specially Ivy League) that I,beeing a Brazilian could never experience and I’m very grateful for it, it was amazing, the description of the rooms, the life, the dorms, I really had a case of the envy there (but then, I really got into the “wish I was Amy BOGABOO Haskel” quite early on, a tryst with George Harrison Prescott? YES! Dating Pajamie? YESYES!)
    And I also love the growth ALL this characters went through…George, Jenny, Josh, Clarissa and Lyds are all pretty big faves for me and I had a sense of acomplishment and maturity out of all of them, specially George, players always find out they can love, just has to be the right girl for them, GG enthusiasts will understand as is what happened to Logan, he fell hard for Rory and left the lifestyle..
    I’d like to write more after I wrap my head around it when I read it a couple more times ๐Ÿ˜‰
    if there’s more secret stories then YAY, if not, I think we were left in a really brilliant place to work with, I mean, we can be SURE Poe and Amy will be seeing a lot of each other, seeing not only him but also her best friend are there in Eli and she’s just a short train ride away?? Amy+Jamie 4 ever

    Diana, as many have said here, THANK YOU for providing me with this amazing story!! It truly was magical for me!

  4. Jillian says:

    Diana I just want to thank you for these stories. Whenever Im going through a hard time at college I pick up the third and fourth books and re read them. Don’t get me wrong all four are great but these last two give me the fix I need to pull through college. YOur books make me want to attend an Ivy league school. I was in New Haven a few months ago and took a drive with my cousin who lives right by yale and I got so excited b/c I have read about the tombs in your stories. SO thank you again

  5. Jillian says:

    Diana, could you picture any of your society stories becoming movies? and who can you see playing the roles?

  6. Caroline says:

    I’ve read this book twice and not get tired.I love.

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  8. Ariel S. says:

    Right now I am so speechless to what to say, because this series was the best chick lit/young adult lit I have ever read. I felt the emotions that were running through Amy. I wanted to scream at her when I felt she was acting too irrational in certain predicaments. At times I felt like she was being a jerk when she was fooling around with George, when she knew that Brandon liked her. I was rooted for Brandon, but I’m glad that she went through all of that to finally realized what the true meaning of love was.
    I am highly sad that there are only four books. I’ve been so caught up in the Roses and Graves for so long that, I feel so connected that it’s not even funny. I truly admire Amy and the things that she stood for. At time I doubted her perspective of certain problems, I felt like she was callow, but like I said before, it helped her to become the woman, friend, digger, and girlfriend she graduated into being.

    Great job Ms. Peterfreund! I really enjoyed it.

    p.s: you should write some more stories about Amy and Jamie, and the rest of the diggers of course ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the experience, it was amazing and life changing.

  9. Geovana Camargo says:

    I’m brazilian and I just read Rites of Spring (Break), and Tap & Gown has not translated into Portuguese yet! And this is driving me crazy! My friends and I love your books! can not wait to tap & gown! kisses!

  10. rachel says:

    I loved the series! I thought I saw somewhere and now cannot find it, a book called, “the conclusion of rose and grave”. Is this a real book out there or did I see something and get it confused. Hoping for another if this is true!

  11. Rachel says:

    Is there a book called, “the conclusion of rose and grave”? I thought I saw one somewhere in looking for the books of the series in different webistes and now cannot find it. Is this a real 5th book?

  12. Meredith says:

    I’m pretty sure the series ended with “Tap and Gown,” as Diana stated prior to and upon its release. Of course, there have been “secret stories” and the like, and I’m sure some people have written their own fanfiction for the series, but the Secret Society Girl series ENDS with this book.

    • Diana says:

      thanks, Meredith! You’re absolutely right. There’s nothing after T&G. I suppose there might be some fanfic out there, but I don’t read fanfic of my own books, so I wouldn’t know.

  13. Rachel says:

    Yes I know she did, just thought I stumbled upon something. Must have been wishful thinking ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

    • Diana says:

      Hi, Rachel! Thanks so much for reading. Meredith is correct — there is nothing after T&G. You may have seen some fanfic somewhere — I don’t know as I don’t read it. If I were to write more SSG stories, I’d probably attach a cuter name to them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Jess B says:

    I am in love with the series and I really think there should be a follow up…maybe a digger reunion. I love Poe and I was so happy when they got together…WOW! Great series!