The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger
"Parents always want to manage the narrative instead of letting kids write their own."
THIS. BOOK. My dear friend Megan of @whatmeganreads gave me a push to jump in to this one when she said it was BETTER THAN Big Little Lies so I spent my weekend lost in the world of accelerated classes, standardized test preps, crazy, competitive parents manipulating the system and insane extracurricular activities. The competitive claws are out in this addictive and scandalous story that is just as much a blistering commentary on privilege, class and social status as it is a page out of Aunt Becky's "How to Cheat Your Way In to an Elite School" handbook.
The story is definitely a slow build and there are a TON of characters to keep up with initially, but hang in there! Once you become familiar with who's who and are settled in to the narratives of the five families, you will find yourself completely sucked in and unable to put this one down. I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that this is hands down, one of my favorites of the year.
The Gifted School is a July Book of the Month pick and releases in book stores everywhere today!!! RUN and get your copy.
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