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The Gifted School 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. 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 mustering any sympathy for them Indeed that is the power of Holsinger s work, but I could not find anything socially redeemable even with the climax of the story when lessons are learned the hard way My bet is that it will be really uncomfortable for some parents to read this and recognize a bit of themselves in these characters. i got this ARC.i am on the fence about it.convince me pros cons, impassioned speeches in either camp. I m at a loss for how to tell you about this book without telling you too much of what makes it so juicy and enjoyable I ll just sum it up as READ THIS BOOK Seriously I ll tell you just a smidge because this delicious, highly entertaining story needs to be experienced without knowing much of the plot You ve got 4 families so LOTS of characters but I had no problem getting to know each and keeping them all straight The author brilliantly layers each character and weaves them into their families and community so seamlessly that I swear I thought I was reading about real people In fact, I ve known these types of moms, dads, and kids and I thought the author could ve been talking about my community The timeliness of the exploration of privilege, race, class, academics, travel sports, social media etc could not be relevant and I devoured every single word of this fast paced, dynamic read I m floored by the intricacy of the plot and character development which read like a screenplay I m just in awe of Bruce Holsinger s writing ability I d be shocked if we didn t see this as a movie or tv series If you re looking for a compulsive summer read look no further than The Gifted School 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 these last few days And so well written I loved the various points of view and the occasional vlog chapters from the teenager perspective Bruce Holsinger s previous novels set in Chaucer s London were fantastic I couldn t wait to see what he would do with something so completely different Put this one on your TBR for a summer read Out in July Highly recommend

  • Hardcover
  • 450 pages
  • The Gifted School
  • Bruce Holsinger
  • English
  • 01 January 2017
  • 9780525534969

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