The Gifted School

Ebook The Gifted School Author Bruce Holsinger Smart And Juicy, A Compulsively Readable Novel About A Previously Happy Group Of Friends And Parents That Is Nearly Destroyed By Their Own Competitiveness When An Exclusive School For Gifted Children Opens In The CommunityThis Deliciously Sharp Novel Captures The Relentless Ambitions And Fears That Animate Parents And Their Children In Modern America, Exploring The Conflicts Between Achievement And Potential, Talent And Privilege Set In The Fictional Town Of Crystal, Colorado,The Gifted Schoolis A Keenly Entertaining Novel That Observes The Drama Within A Community Of Friends And Parents As Good Intentions And High Ambitions Collide In A Pile Up With Long Held Secrets And Lies Seen Through The Lens Of Four Families Who Ve Been A Part Of One Another S Lives Since Their Kids Were Born Over A Decade Ago, The Story Reveals Not Only The Lengths That Some Adults Are Willing To Go To Get Ahead, But The Effect On The Group S Children, Sibling Relationships, Marriages, And Careers, As Simmering Resentments Come To A Boil And Long Buried, Explosive Secrets Surface And Detonate It S A Humorous, Keenly Observed, Timely Take On Ambitious Parents, Willful Kids, And The Pursuit Of Prestige, No Matter The Cost.The Gifted School

Bruce Holsinger is a fiction writer and scholar of medieval literature who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville His first two novels, A BURNABLE BOOK and THE INVENTION OF FIRE, are set in and around medieval London, where the poets Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower spent much of their lives His third novel, THE GIFTED SCHOOL, will appear from Riverhead Books in summer 2019.He i

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Gifted School
  • Bruce Holsinger
  • English
  • 07 January 2019
  • 9780525534969

10 thoughts on “The Gifted School

  1. says:

    i got this ARC.i am on the fence about it.convince me pros cons, impassioned speeches in either camp.

  2. says:

    Why I love it by Brianna GoodmanGreat books are about a lot of things love, loss, transformation But you know what else they re about Badly behaved parents We ve got law breaking parents, like the aspiring murderers in For Better and Worse We ve got dishonest parents, like the ones caught up in the trial portrayed in Miracle Creek And now we ve got the parents of The Gifted School, a story of lying, cheating, and often downright dirty parents who will do whatever it takes to make their kids succeed.You may find these characters unlikable, but know that they act with mostly good intentions The Gifted School follows five families whose lives are upended when the mysterious Crystal Academy opens in their yuppie Colorado town Despite knowing little about the curriculum or teachers, or administration these families vie to send their children to the highly selective school Soon friends turn against friends, siblings against siblings, and the once peaceful community becomes a hotbed of lies and cutthroat competition.This book has the gossipy, nosy neighbor feel of Desperate Housewives or Big Little Lies, only these parents are keeping secrets about test scores not murder It s a fun summer read about the absurd world of elite grade school education that also hits at a deeper truth Afte...

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    This book I did all I could to escape being an adult in the world and just disappear into this story I had to find out what was going to happen, and I knew it would not go well which was as I wanted, truth be told And how prescient that the ARC I m reading came out just before the headline grabbing story of parental interference in elite college admissions This novel is about younger late elementary age kids and their obsessed parents Set in a recognizable, but renamed, Boulder Compulsively readable as my family will attest the...

  4. says:

    LOVED this book It s like watching a train wreck in slow motion It reminds me of BIG LITTLE LIES parents behaving badly in believable, horrifying, yet shockingly relatable ways So so so good.

  5. says:

    This book is solidly on my best of 2019 book list The novel starts out at a decent clip, but looking back, that was the steady climb up the first big hill of one heck of a roller coaster GET THIS BOOK NOW, Y ALL It comes out tomorrow big thanks to the publisher for sending me an early copy , so order it, pick it up at your local indie book shop, put it on your library holds listjust get your hands on it Although this novel is being constantly compared to Big Little Lies I myself called it a mashup between BLL and Little Fires Everywhere in the beginni...

  6. says:

    Addictive, whip smart, acutely observed and sharply funny, The Gifted School trains its lens on a community where a talented child is a social commodity and asks how far some families might be willing to go in pursuit of status A delicious read.

  7. says:

    Take 4 competitive mothers Stir in a cutthroat community of affluent individuals Add a new public school geared toward the gifted with stringent cutoff requirements What do you get Combustion Incredibly prescient, this novel follows 4 mothers and fathers as they savagely vie for spots in a new gifted magnet school for middle and upper schools to be opened in the fall Parents end up lying, cheating, bribing and destroying their lives and the lives of their children as they fall prey to the belief that this school will bring their children superior advantages in life It is an examination of parenting, false beliefs, and the lengths that parents will succumb to achieve success for their kids This book has been labeled as entertaining but I despised the characters so much that I had a hard time...

  8. says:

    Thanks to Riverhead Books for a complimentary copy Review originally posted on my blog new exclusive gifted school is being built in the pristine town of Crystal, Colorado and every parent wants the opportunity for their child To gain admissions into this elite school, children must first test high and if they get through that first round, they must submit a portfolio with their accomplishments Parents in Crystal are anxious to get their children admitted, including Rose and her three best friends The group has been close friends since they met at a Mommy and Me swim class eleven years ago but now this new school and the pressures to get their kids admitted may split them apart.The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger was a delicious read The toxic behavior of the parents is despicable and yet all too familiar While we ve been judging Hollywood moms for paying huge bribes to get their kids admitted to colleges, we can t dismiss the bad behavior of snowplow parents helping to get their kids in the best schools and on the best teams and in the best programs ...

  9. says:

    Four families who ve been friends for over ten years in an affluent Colorado community The opening of a magnet school for the top percentage of students who test as extraordinarily gifted Now sit back and watch the fireworks as the competitive parents lose their minds to ensure that their kids make the cut I loved every page of THE GIFTED SCHOOL and am still i...

  10. says:

    Loved loved loved Review coming soon

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