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09/13/2011 12:58 pm ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

The Best Books Set On Campus, College Or Otherwise

Despite their reputation as buttoned-up bastions of lofty thinking, colleges and boarding schools end up being the breeding ground for the weirdest people, strangest ideas, fiercest infighting, and the most self-destructive behavior. Students are still learning how to behave, and many of the faculty seem to have forgotten how. It's Harry Potter plus booze, drugs, and sex; minus the sorcery.

The result is that the ivy-covered walls of campus enclose one of the richest settings ever for stories of humans at their least predictable. We've assembled some of the most memorable. If you're in school, you might hate this list. If you're already out, tell us -- do these bring back any memories? Let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

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