The Gifted School



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. New Read The Gifted School author Bruce Holsinger For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Gifted School
  • Bruce Holsinger
  • 24 March 2017
  • 0525534962

13 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 obsessed parents Set in a recognizable, but ren...

  3. Book of the Month says:

    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 thei 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 turn against friends, siblings against siblings, and the once peaceful community...

  4. 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.

  5. Megan C. says:

    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 calle 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 ...

  6. 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 advantages in life It is an examination of parenting, false beliefs, and the lengths that parents will succumb to achieve success for their kid...

  7. 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 about the dynamics of jealousy, friendship, an...

  8. 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 in Holsinger s hands, their appalling capers also carry a certain naught...

  9. 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 st...

  10. Amy lifewiththe_williams 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 an...

  11. 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 beginning we re introduced to a number of families, bonded by their circumstances, and their de...

  12. 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 inconceivable...

  13. Cathy Beyers says:

    This was really excellent As a teacher have always been aware that most parents think their children are gifted or exceptional, even though this is seldom really the case In the last decades this whole idea seems to have gotten out of hand It is, in my opinion, a sign of the times Standing out, being noticed has become a condition sine qua non to making it in this competitive world It is not enough any to just be OK, so it is not surprising that parents want to see uniqueness and tal This was really excellent As a teacher have always been aware that most parents think their children are gifted or exceptional, even though this is seldom really the case In the last decades this whole idea seems to have gotten out of hand It is, in my opinion, a sign of the times Standing out, being noticed has become a condition sine qua non to making it in this competitive world It is not enough any to just be OK, so it is not surprising that parents want to see uniqueness and talent in their children from a very young age In this lies the brilliance of this book because who is truly gifted Most of the kids in this novel are just normal kids with their own talents and interests as well as their flaws The author does a brilliant job describing the parents belief in their kids right to a better education at the new Magnet school but this soon turns into obsession and has a devastating infl...

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