Monday, December 16, 2019

The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger ~ Giveaway

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 community

This 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 School is 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.

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  1. I was in a gifted school as a child so this book speaks to me on that level. I still have a lot of anxiety around the need to be perfect and I'd like to see if this book explores that.

  2. I worked at a gifted school after college for several years. It brings back a lot of memeories :)

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  4. I want to read this book because I've heard great things about it. Also, because the summary sounds intriguing. Thank you for the chance.

  5. I'm a teacher, so school settings in books interest me.

  6. I want to read this book because I have had experiences with "gifted" programs and the expectations that come with it. It should be very interesting.