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☆ Read ↠´ The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger å 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 sympat It s always nice when fiction illuminates the worst in people, isn t it Rose, Samantha, Azra, and Lauren have been best friends for years, in many cases since their kids were infants The four women and their families have weathered many crises death, divorce, troubles with their children and their marriages, etc While there are certainly interesting dynamics among the four of them, there doesn t seem to be anything that can keep them apart.
When word gets out that their affluent town of Crystal, Colorado is building a school for gifted children, all four women react to the news differently, especially when they learn there will be a limited number of slots available at every grade level, and decisions will be made based both on test scores and other factors.
Samantha has always believed her daughter, Emma, 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 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.
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 beginning , this book is better Yes, I said that IT S BETTER.
The characters are brilliantly written flawed, dimensional, incredibly relatable, authentic and the story is absolutely propulsive I literally c 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 t Description In an affluent Colorado town, they are opening up a magnet school for the gifted talented students in the surrounding 4 counties Four mothers four best friends are all vying for the coveted spots in the school.
and all hell breaks loose Thoughts 1 When I first heard of this book, it was described as Big Little Lies with standardized testsand I was like, Hell Yes To be honest, that description couldn t be accurate 2 The four main families that this book concentrates on are just perfection.
in the worst sense of the word They are sneaky and conniving and kind and nuts and deceiving and spoiled and pathetic But what else do you become when desperation and competition are drowning you 3 The story is told from various perspectiveswhich I love in a book I think t

Four months after that sensational news story about the college admissions scandal comes this hefty novel by Bruce Holsinger about a group of wealthy parents who cheat, lie and bribe to get their kids into an exclusive school One wants to say that The Gifted School is preternaturally timely, but it feels, instead, like a faint imitation a story dripped from the headlines.
But there s plenty of wry humor in Holsinger s portrayal of this dysfunction group of friends, especially the moral gymnastics that liberal parents perform to preserve the purity of their ideals Everybody loves diversity until it comes to school admissions then accusations of elitism, affirmative action, privilege hoarding and political correctness start flying 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 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 Lond

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