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. Download The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger – mauritiusholidayvillas.co.ukThe Gifted School

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Gifted School
  • Bruce Holsinger
  • 18 November 2017
  • 0525534962

8 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:

    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.

  3. says:

    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 Compulsiv 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...

  4. says:

    The Gifted School is an immersive, daring read that gives us an intimate look into the community of a high income town in the Denver suburbs and a culture that views childhood achievement as a mark of parental prestige Bruce Holsinger writes about the dynamics of jealousy, frien...

  5. says:

    In a satirical saga that proves brilliant, playful, and devilishly inventive, author Bruce Holsinger conjures up a handful of families an array of uniquely described characters, mostly long time friends These parents have raised their children in parallel, watching them grow from toddlers into middle schoolers and beyond When a new school for gifted students is introduced into their community, a fuse is lit Unhealthy fumes of competition seep into the local air As parents vie to better the In a satirical saga that proves brilliant, playful, and devilishly inventive, author Bruce Holsinger conjures up a handful of families an array of uniquely described characters, mostly long time friends These parents have raised their children in parallel, watching them grow from toddlers into middle schoolers and beyond When a new school for gifted students is introduced into their community, a fuse is lit Unhealthy fumes of competition seep into the local air As parents vie to better their sons and daughters chances for admission, the rivalry grows poisonous Adults grow obsessed with proving the unique worth of their offspring and consequently, themselves , and the characters work in stealthy, secretive way...

  6. says:

    The Gifted School starts in the fictional town of Crystal Colorado when four young mothers first meet and start best relationships Then a decade later when their children are in elementary school, they hear of a gifted magnet school just being built Now who doesn t think they have a highly gifted child With such highly competitive parents each one embellishes their applications and so many secrets come out Will they still be friends What a great book Thank you Penguin Random House for th The Gifted School starts in the fictional town of Crystal Colorado when four young mothers first meet and start best relationships Then a decade later when their children are in elementary school, they hear of a gifted magnet school just being built Now who doesn t think they have a highly gifted child With such highly competitive parents each one embellishes their applications and so many secrets come out Will they still be friends What a great book...

  7. says:

    So this book reads like an intellectual soap opera There s plenty of relationship issues, friendship, sibling rivalry. I have to say that I feel like if you have or have had a child who goes to a gifted school or has tried to get into one, this book will really resonate with you I have had 3 children in gifted schools, still have one at one, and so this book was right up my alley When it described the anxiety and stress of waiting to hear if your child was accepted, I KNOW that anxiety When So this book reads like an intellectual soap opera There s plenty of relationship issues, friendship, sibling rivalry. I have to say that I feel like if you have or have had a child who goes to a gifted school or has tried to get into one, this book will really resonate with you I have had 3 children in gifted schools, still have one at one, and so this book was right up my alley When it described the anxiety and stress of waiting to hear if your child was accepted, I KNO...

  8. says:

    I had this on my ARC pile for a few weeks and then in the news, real life parents were caught going to actual fraudulent extremes around college admissions for their children, prompted me to pick this up And what a good time it was What follows is a group of children who have the unfortunate circumstance of having parents who are too personally invested in the social currency of their children being seen as gifted and capturing a coveted seat in a new charter school There s plenty of poor adu I had this on my ARC pile for a few weeks and then in the news, real life parents were caught going to actual fraudulent extremes around college admissions for their children, prompted me to pick this up And what a good time it was What follows is a group of children who have the unfortunate circumstance of having parents who are too personally invested in the social currency of their children being seen as gifted and capturing a coveted seat in a new charter school There s plenty of poor adult behaviour and some of their children get in on that as well and n...

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