The Gifted School

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Gifted School
  • Bruce Holsinger
  • 07 September 2018
  • 0525534962

About the Author: Bruce Holsinger

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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. Best Read [ The Gifted School ] Author [ Bruce Holsinger ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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11 thoughts on “The Gifted School

  1. karen says:

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

  2. Jana 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 ob...

  3. Lydia 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.

  4. Allie Larkin 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 ...

  5. Gil Harris 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 Thank you Penguin Random House for t...

  6. Adrienne McDonnell 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 ways to hide inadequacies Outrageous behavior escalates, becoming both laughable and horrifying The risks taken by one mischievous teenager and her eccentric younger brother may seem shocking, but i...

  7. Jillian Doherty says:

    For fans of Emma Straub and Celeste Ng this domestic narrative tackles family social inequality toward our expectations, feelings, privilege, and persistence across what we think we deserve and how we approach earn it.As a new parent myself this story was as fascinating as it was intimidatingly enlightening In the beginning we re introduced to a number of families, bonded by their circumstances, and their desire to see the kids excel But with the new magnet school opening up a deep competitio For fans of Emma Straub and Celeste Ng this domestic narrative tackles family social inequality toward our expectations, feelings, privilege, and persistence across what we think we deserve and how we approach earn it.As a new parent myself this story was as fascinating as it was intimidatingly enlightening In the beg...

  8. Anissa 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 not just some backhanded comments or social slights These people were pretty much all in to the point of piling up their career integrity, ethics, general decency and longtime friendships and burn them to cinders on the altar of their own children s advancement over others Alternating between funny and appalling, this remained grounded because none was so inconce...

  9. Mainlinebooker 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 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 adva...

  10. Nikki says:

    I thought this was great It ticked two impressive boxes for me a fun, compelling read that pulled me in and wouldn t let me put it down, and an insightful social commentary that hit quite close to home If this book is anything to go by, the suburbs of Northeast Seattle have a lot in common with Boulder, Colorado, which inspired the fictional town of Crystal where the book is set The book describes the collective madness that grips a group of friends when the announcement of a new public s I thought this was great It ticked two impressive boxes for me a fun, compelling read that pulled me in and wouldn t let me put it down, and an insightful social commentary that hit quite close to home If this book is anything to go by, the suburbs of Northeast Seattle have a lot in common with Boulder, Colorado, which inspired the fictional town of Crystal where the book is set The book describes the collective madness that grips a group of friends when the announcement of a new public school for exceptional learners brings out the worst in many of them, creating competition and tensions between friends, siblings, and spouses The mass delusions that take hold are so well described that it actually feels jarring when one character is able to state with calm detachment,my children aren t profoundly giftedI would have said that many of the actions described here...

  11. Natalie says:

    Never has any author written a book that is so completely timely and thought provoking under the cloak of fiction Holsinger has succeeded in getting to the core of the competition and controversy that surrounds the concept of giftedness in children He focuses in on 5 families dealing with the proposed opening of a school for gifted children He examines their rivalry, the political manipulation and the levels of stress which corrodes the lives of everyone involved in this fight to gain entry i Never has any author written a book that is so completely timely and thought provoking under the cloak of fiction Holsinger has succeeded in getting to the core of the competition and controversy that surrounds the concept of giftedness in children He focuses in on 5 families dealing with the proposed opening of a school for gifted children He examines their rivalry, the political manipulation and the levels of stress which corrodes the lives of everyone involved in this fight to gain entry into this ultra elite setting We see how parents change, relationships dissolve and the...