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The Gifted School
The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A group of parents struggle to get their kids into a new magnet school for gifted kids.

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ClairesReads
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I‘ll always love a school drama, and this one didn‘t disappoint. The Gifted School is on the surface, easy, middle class social drama. At its heart though, this is a novel about the ugliness of human competitiveness, our willingness to hurt others when faced with our own limits, cruelty in the face of threat, self-preservation, and above all the curation of our external lives. This part of the novel was almost too real. I loved it.

BarbaraBB Fab review. Stacked! 20h
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ClairesReads
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Loves this

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ClairesReads
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Insightful

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Purrfectpages
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Really hope this one is a winner. I‘m coming off a string of mediocre books.

Sharpeipup I really enjoyed it and it felt timely/relatable too. 2d
marleed I loved this book. Some book are about the characters in a story. Others are about a story in which characters are needed to tell it. I think this book is the latter. 1d
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jenniferw88
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My Goodreads Awards Choices post 1.

@Cinfhen these were chosen for author, representation, 🦊🦊🦊 and due to Littens! I try to choose ones that are on my TBR or wishlist.

Cinfhen Good reasons to vote!! 1w
4thhouseontheleft I have a stack of nominees I am going to try to read before voting ends. 1w
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ClairesReads
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Surely I‘m the target audience for this

rachelm I really need to get this one 1w
BarbaraBB This could be a hit or miss for me. Isn‘t it too cheesy? 1w
ClairesReads @BarbaraBB I‘m finding easy but not too cheesy if that helps? 1d
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ClairesReads @rachelm thoroughly enjoying it 😊 1d
rachelm I ended up buying this and will be digging in in a few weeks! 1d
BarbaraBB That helps! 1d
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BookBelle84
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A fascinating read about family dynamics in a world of gifted schools.

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BookofWords
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I was so excited to read this book. Multiple families, drama, suburban school setting, I‘m in. But you don‘t really end up liking any of the characters. They‘re all evil and weird in their own ways. But it held my interest enough for me to finish it hence the so-so rating. Thanks #botm for another mediocre pick.

BookBelle84 The fact that the author managed to make all the characters so different and still all of them flawed and unlikeable is what I liked about the book.😁 3w
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BookBridget
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Just starting this book, excited, I've heard great thing about it!

bookandbedandtea I nearly bought this on kindle a couple hours ago! It sounds really good. 1mo
JennyM I enjoyed this one. Enjoy 😊 1mo
BookBridget So far I'm loving it! 1mo
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BookofWords
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This book needs an index of characters. I keep getting so confused. And he refers to some of the kids as letters like Z and Q. Dude I‘m lost.

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ChrisBohjalian
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My #fridayreads. So good.

Well-ReadNeck Oooh! That looks good. Stacked! 2mo
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Amor4Libros
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Next up... Been looking forward to this one! #BOTM

Megabooks I liked it! 2mo
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Megabooks
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Nary a likable character in the bunch (except maybe poor trampled Tessa), this is still an amusing diversion of a book. No high literature, but it‘s fun candy. I read it fairly quickly for 400+ pages.

It‘s totally believable. Overachieving parents go to great lengths to get their bratty, mostly average, progeny in the new super Gifted school. The twist at the end was a different one than I thought and a fun addition!

Reviewsbylola Totally believable! That‘s the scary part. 2mo
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Megabooks
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I signed up for MTV Hits on Amazon because I haven‘t felt my best this weekend. MTV has consistently made me laugh with their reality fare since the first Real World.

However, 16 and Pregnant does make me sad and angry sometimes. Beck is like a full-grown, twice-married, trust-funded version of most of these teen dads. Nothing but bad decision on top of bad decision.

❣️I love to hate characters like Beck!❣️

Reviewsbylola 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom, and TLC‘s Unexpected are my guilty pleasures! 2mo
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Megabooks
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An affair with an au pair was #GroundsforDivorce for one couple and another is fighting a Cold War. I‘m only 77 pages in! Trouble in paradise for sure! #redroseseptember

Cinfhen I‘m excited to read this one ☝️ 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen So far, so good. Excellent foil to the heavier Ask Again Yes! 2mo
arlenefinnigan Good choice! 2mo
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collegecatlady
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Our #nashvillemeetup #nashvillelittens event was amazing! I‘m glad to have found a community of readers to hang out and discuss books with! This is my book haul from McKays on the bottom and the top five are ARCs from the amazing @ferskner

Thank you guys so much for letting me join the club! I can‘t wait to do it again!

HeatherBookNerd So happy to meet you! 2mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Omg y‘all went to Mckays? Man I love that place! Can‘t wait to meet you next time ❤️ 2mo
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collegecatlady @BooksTeasAndBookishThings We didn‘t as a group, but I took my visiting best friend there! She‘d never been so it was an experience for her! And I can‘t wait to meet you too! 2mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I bet she was overwhelmed in the best of ways lol 2mo
collegecatlady @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I think that feeling never goes away because I still feel overwhelmed every time I visit one 😂 2mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Same lol and I always look forward to going back 🙌 2mo
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BlueStockingReviews
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#TheGiftedSchool by #BruceHolsinger...what would you do to ensure your child got a place in the new gifted school! Entertaining and engaging! Read it! https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-gifted-school #penguinrandomhouse #audble #januarylavoy

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LauraBeth
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Robbie says he‘s in the mood for rich parents behaving badly.

squirrelbrain Robbie is soooo cute! 😻 2mo
wen4blu The pose is perfect! 2mo
Cinfhen Robbie can take over hosting duties for Vanna White 😻 2mo
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julesG Cute kitty! 2mo
8little_paws oh Robbie! He looks like he wants to behave badly himself 😂 2mo
Bookzombie So cute! 2mo
AlaMich Awww!!😻 2mo
Crazeedi He's just adorable !!❤❤ 2mo
LeahBergen Robbie is a darling! 2mo
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jenniferajanes
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A “gifted school” is opening in this community, and the selection process brings out talents and secrets. It‘s a lot more interesting than I initially thought it might be. There‘s a lot of drama and tension that keeps the story moving forward.

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marleed
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Here‘s my August reading by way Bullet Journal index cards. Star ratings and notes on the backside. I should brush up on the dewey decimal system method and find an old library drawer to store them!

The tagged was chosen because I think it‘s a great book for discussion - and those letters were so fun to draw. #AugustWrapUp

Nute Thoroughly impressive, system and reading accomplishments! 2mo
OnlyYoo Wow this is so beautiful! 2mo
Centique I love the idea of storing them in a library drawer - what an heirloom that would be! 😍 2mo
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marleed @Nute @OnlyYoo @Centique Thank you. I have a ‘reading room‘ full of books but nearly 2/3 of my reads tend to drop from my library. I wanted a touchy-feely way to track what I‘ve actually read and this works great. I was sorting by month. But when a month is over I sort by stars. The index cards give me all sorts of options for sorting! (edited) 2mo
Devyn This is amazing! 2mo
marleed @Devyn So much fun! I think it would be a riot to keep them in a library drawer. Right now I keep them sorted by my Star rating system. 2mo
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swishandflick
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As a single female with absolutely no desire to have kids, I can't really relate to this sordid tale about a fancy new school for gifted children and the lengths these competitive, wealthy parents will go to to ensure their kid makes the cut (thank goodness). But it's chock-full of juicy drama, compulsive writing, and bad behavior, so I basically just grabbed some popcorn and let myself be entertained 😂 #BOTM

marleed I was completely engrossed in this one! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I just heard it has been optioned for a series! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
whippoorwill815 I also do not want kids but I am totally trash for things like this 😂 stacked !! 2mo
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8little_paws I work for a private school with many, many extremely wealthy families (tuition starts at $32k for pre-k) so I really don't need to read a fictionalized account of it 😂 To be clear, I love my job and think they overall do good stuff here. 2mo
swishandflick @MicheleinPhilly Nice! Makes sense, it definitely gave me "Big Little Lies" vibes sans murder ? 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @8little_paws $32k for pre-K???? That is obnoxious. @swishandflick I definitely had more than a few moments where I was picturing Reese and Laura and Nicole in these roles. 2mo
8little_paws @MicheleinPhilly a lot of the who's who in Chicago send their kids there but there's a surprising amount of non wealthy scholarship kids there too. One of the parents had I believe 10 different luxury cars. All with vanity plates "toy 1" "toy 2" and so on. And a lot of families send multiple children there and ultimately end up giving the school $1M+ all in. 2mo
8little_paws @MicheleinPhilly and in Chicago you are going to spend at least $15k+ for any non subsidized preschool + after school care anyways. City life is a fortune. 2mo
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UnabridgedPod
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"Insidious, these false versions of superiority and ease we project onto other families: how often they blind us to the surer comforts of our own" (302).⠀

I absolutely adored Bruce Holsinger's The Gifted School, a gut-wrenching and powerful novel about the impact of exclusivity and competition on a Colorado community. At the center of the book are the families of four women: (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod Rose, husband Gareth, and daughter Emma Q; Samantha, husband Kev, and daughter Emma Z (Emma Q's best friend); Lauren and her kids Tessa and Xavier; and Azra, her twins Charlie and Aidan, her ex-husband Beck, and his new family Sophia and baby Roy. The women have supported each other through tragedies and illnesses and deaths, and their children are friendly, if not all friends. ⬇️ 2mo
UnabridgedPod Their tight bond begins to break, however, when a new public school for the top 10% dominates the thoughts of the community. The book rotates through multiple perspectives--Rose, Emma Z, Tessa (through her vlog--the book includes some multi-genre elements throughout), Xavier, and Beck--as the children go through the multi-step admissions process, beginning with a rigorous standardized test. ⬇️ 2mo
UnabridgedPod Holsinger's writing is phenomenal, and the observations throughout are keen and thought provoking (and sometimes uncomfortable in what they reveal in the reader, at least in my experience!). He explores notions of white privilege, particularly in the periodic inclusion of the voice of Ch'ayña, the housekeeper for Rose and Samantha and grandmother of Atik, another candidate for the school; intelligence and talent; exclusivity; ⬇️ 2mo
UnabridgedPod ambition; competition; nature vs. nurture; and so many of the issues that consume my thoughts as a parent and a teacher. The novel reminded me at times of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, though with less camp and less murder. It's a captivating page turner of a novel that offers both plot and idealism. 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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ALL ABOARD THE HOT MESS EXPRESS! I know I‘ve used the word “delicious” in several reviews this summer but this one also falls firmly in that camp. Rich people behaving badly stories are firmly in my wheelhouse and this did not disappoint. I was reading this as satire but sadly I know just how true to life these parents are. As a child of the 80s/90s from a working class background and a time when 👇🏼

MicheleinPhilly a helicopter was strictly a type of aircraft and not a parenting style, I am oh so grateful to have missed the “parenting as competition” movement. Everyone is despicable but I‘m here for the schadenfreude! 4⭐️ 3mo
batsy Wonderful review! I'm always up for more schadenfreude inspired by rich people problems so I'm adding this to the list 😆 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I love rich people behaving badly. It‘s my personal fav. Great review! I have this one and can‘t wait to read it. 3mo
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JacqMac Ooo That sounds good! I really have to stop adding books to my hold list. But after this one. lol 3mo
Tamra Oh yuck - the parents, not your review! 😂 3mo
LauraBeth I can‘t wait to read this. We‘re raising an entire generation of kids who know nothing outside of the protective bubble we put them in and therefore don‘t know what it‘s like to fail at anything. Hopefully, one day people will realize that parenting isn‘t a competitive sport because no one wins. Signed - the person who has had moms of 20-somethings call me and demand to know why their kid didn‘t get the job. 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth PREACH! I have a number of friends that work in academia and the phone calls and emails they get from parents are 😳. Like, are you going to accompany them to work every day and perform those functions for them too? 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @batsy @Ashley_Nicoletto It is one of my absolute favorite sub-genres. I just get such a bitchy kick out of it. 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @LauraBeth YESSSSSD. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3mo
mom2bugnbee College prof here who put her foot down early in her career (20 yrs ago) against communicating with parents except in the case of a medical emergency. Also a mom of a HS senior, who very likely will go to college 18 driving hours away. Ppl constantly ask how I'm going to handle her leaving. My response is that's what I raised her to do. Will I miss her? Absolutely. But she wasn't put on earth to be by my side forever. 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @mom2bugnbee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3mo
swishandflick I just started this, glad to hear you enjoyed it! 3mo
LeahBergen Damn, this sounds good! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks I love these kind of books too! Already stacked!! I think I‘ve tried to raise my kids to be relatively independent. Have seen more than my share of helicopter parents over the years 🙄 2mo
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LauraBeth
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My holds came in. All at once. It‘s fine. 😝

This copy of Normal People has substantial water damage and I didn‘t notice it until after I got home. 💧Now I‘m going to have to convince the library that I didn‘t do it. 😧

Jennick2004 Do they not keep track of any of that? I‘m sure it‘ll be okay 💙 3mo
saresmoore I hate it when that happens! Then again, I figure, worst case, I bought the library a new book. (And they think I‘m a book destroyer! 😱) 3mo
LauraBeth @Jennick2004 hopefully, they do, but if not - it‘s fine. I have saved thousands of dollars by using the library - I will gladly give them money for a damaged book. 😀 3mo
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LauraBeth @saresmoore right?! I think it‘s more about them thinking I‘m a book destroyer! 😂 3mo
Cortg Call them tonight or 1st thing in the morning and let them know! 3mo
LauraBeth @Cortg they‘re already closed so I‘ll give them a call tomorrow and let them know. 😺 3mo
mom2bugnbee Why does that always happen? 3mo
Chelsea.Poole I'm a broken record...but: STELLA ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
LauraBeth @Chelsea.Poole I think your review was what made me want to read it! You and I have very similar reading tastes. You say you like/dislike a book, I usually like/dislike it! 3mo
LauraBeth @mom2bugnbee 😝 I know! 3mo
Suet624 Such great books! Enjoy! 2mo
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JennyM
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After a morning of serious gardening, I‘m settling in for an hour of sunny backyard reading. I though I might hate this book - school has been a bit bumpy with my 6 year old and I‘m over the focus on academia - but so far so good 👍

Joanne1 I hear you on school being a bumpy ride. I have an 8 and 10 year old and it hasn‘t always been smooth sailing for them either. 3mo
Tanisha_A Love all the colours of this picture! Happy weekend, love! 3mo
JennyM @Joanne1 they put them under so much pressure don‘t they?! And I think childhood is so brief, let them enjoy it. X 3mo
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JennyM @Tanisha_A it is a glorious day, T ☀️ 3mo
Buechersuechtling I like that cover – and the nice weather you have. Here, it‘s already like autumn 🍂 is peeking around the corner. *sigh* (edited) 3mo
JennyM @Buechersuechtling European summers are always over so quickly. This is our winter, but it‘s Queensland - the sunshine state - so it‘s always warm and sunny 🌞 (edited) 3mo
Centique What a gorgeous winter day! I wish we‘d done a Queensland trip this winter. 😍 3mo
JennyM @Centique I do love our winters 😘 3mo
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Sharpeipup
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Seemed fitting for the First Day of School.
#audiobook

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marleed
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There are some books where I fall in love with the characters and how each unfolds as a story continues. Other times, it‘s the story that has precedence and the characters provide the perspectives for presented ideas. This, for me, was the latter. If ‘lively bookclub discussable‘ was a genre, this would make that list.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Great, eloquent review!!! 3mo
marleed @JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh thank you, for me it‘s a valuable distinction to realize when I read. I felt that way with the Whisper Network, too. 3mo
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Bookish_B
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You know when you pick up a book & it‘s the wrong time because there‘s a lot going on in your life but you finish it & then can‘t decide if you didn‘t click with it because of the timing, or if it really was just the book? Yeah, that‘s me with this one. I enjoyed it well enough but I didn‘t give it the full attention I would have liked unfortunately. I do think this would make for a great book club pick because there‘s much unpack!

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This book was fabulous! If you have ever had a child in sports or gifted programs or any other type of competitive/auditioned activity, you will be able to relate to how crazy (OTHER 😂) parents can be regarding their children‘s accomplishments and abilities.

MelissaSue81 Why am I the only person that hated this book? It must be me!! 3mo
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j9brown
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This was way more of a page-turner than it should have been for what the story was. There wasn't that much actually happening, yet I got sucked right into these characters' lives.
This starts out as a friend and family drama, but it became intertwined with some real insidious societal issues, both inside each family and more broadly in the town.
I do feel a tad unsatisfied with the ending but I can't put my finger on why.
A very good #botm pick!

cathipink I've heard such good things about this book - I may have to check it out. Especially since I live in Colorado, too 🙂 3mo
j9brown @cathipink I definitely recommend it! 3mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Juicy and compelling! Sad to see what they did to their 10/11 year old children and to each other in their one upping to feel superiority.

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When I first started this book, I got a really strong Desperate Housewives feel from it. It‘s a really comprehensive look at the way we pressure our kids into being the best and how these effects bleed into adulthood. I really enjoyed the varying perspectives and the way the stories came together. #BOTM

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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But what brings me complete joy is being the very very first to crack open a library book. It's so brand-spanking new!

This is a 7-day loan / high demand book. Off I go to read it!

Melwilk I thought it was very good. 3mo
cj82487 Ooo... I got this as my book of the month pick last month. Happy Reading! 3mo
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Reviewsbylola I hope you like this one! I really enjoyed it. 3mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Reviewsbylola great!! It certainly sounds like it's going to be a great one! 3mo
Victoriahoperose I‘m reading this right now too. Halfway through and enjoying it. Hoping I can power through and finish it today! Enjoy! 3mo
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Reviewsbylola
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If you‘re looking for a good #BOTM add on, this is a fantastic read! As the mother of elementary age kids, I could relate to this wholeheartedly. A group of four sets of parents are all clamoring to get their children accepted into a new gifted school. Along the way, the begin to question their motives and what is really in the best interest of their children. Albeit occasionally far fetched, I devoured this one.

Megabooks I have this on audible, but I haven‘t read it yet. I‘ll move it up the queue! 3mo
Thousand-Lives Yes! I devoured this one too! 3mo
irre I got that one as an add on last time but didn‘t get to it yet. I‘m glad it was good. 3mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Good to know!! Thanks!! 3mo
Mdargusch I can‘t wait to read this. 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been eyeing this one!!!!! 2mo
Reviewsbylola This is one of the ones I‘m sending you. 🤣🤣🤣 @Cinfhen 2mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! Now I‘m getting excited 😊 2mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Last day of July.
August will bring a new semester. Savoring these days where I can have lunch outside with a book.

I am 100 pages into the tagged book and enjoying it so far. It is culturally well-timed in it's examination of the pressures surrounding student achievement.

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Reviewsbylola
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I‘m high on life right now, spending over a week at the lake. This book is fantastic, and there‘s some dope smoking going on amongst some of the characters. 😆Unfortunately, the uptight parents that steamroll their children are not the ones partaking. #feelsohigh #lilithjuly

Reviewsbylola I will sent it to you once my family reads it. I still need to send you Severance if @emilyhaldi ever reads it. 😆 @Cinfhen 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much, Steph 😘😘no rush on either book!!! 4mo
KarenUK Ok, now I‘m even more excited about this one. Think this might have to be next up👍💕😊 4mo
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peacegypsy
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Is anyone else reading this #BOTM?

Lisawb I read a couple weeks ago - had it on pre-order. I really loved it, but, full disclosure, the author is a high school and Facebook friend of mine, so I might be biased. :) What do/did you think of it? 4mo
peacegypsy @Lisawb I‘m about 1/2 done and find it interesting and enjoyable. I work with this population of parents, so it feels good to have my experiences validated. Great book, thus far! 😊 4mo
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Mwooton04
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My first #24in48 and I‘m almost finished with this one! Pretty good so far. I can‘t wait to see how it ends. 3 hours and 16 minutes into my readathon and about to take a nap. 💤

RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3mo
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crhealey
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Reading a #goodreadsgiveaway in a timely fashion for once! I‘m really enjoying it so far as well! #summerreading #beachreads

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lele1432
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My #BOTM box came last Friday while we were out of town. That's the fastest it's shipped in well over a year! Super excited about these selections. I may have gone a little overboard...🤔🤷🏽‍♀️ #bookhaul #bookmail

Emilymdxn Free food for millionaires is so good! 4mo
lele1432 @Emilymdxn that's good to hear! I read a sample and it immediately clicked with me, so I had to get it lol. I hope to get to it soon! 4mo
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Rachel_nyc
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It was a tough choice but I went with the tagged book for this month‘s #botm club. Has anyone else read this yet? Also, I love the cover and think that subconsciously contributed towards it being my choice. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Melwilk
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I just finished this month‘s #BOTM selection, and I loved it. I ignored everything else I needed to do today because I could not put this one down. It was a fascinating look at the lengths people will go to both to get what they want and to sell the fictional version of their family that they present to the world. Great book!

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bookishkris
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Well that‘s my night (and weekend) sorted! My box arrived a lot faster than I expected!

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Butterflyamore
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It arrived! Who else got The Gifted School this month from Book of the Month Club? If you didn‘t get this one, what did you get?

Redwritinghood Just got mine today too! I got 4mo
Melwilk I got this one too. I‘m about 1/2 through and loving it so far. 4mo
irre Got it too. 4mo
bookishkris I got this! Just finished unboxing, and looking forward to starting it tonight.
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lele1432 I got this one too! Along with Gods of Jade and Shadow and On the Clock. I was close to getting Three Women but put it on hold at the library instead. 4mo
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Amiable
The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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Pickpick

Dishy read about the lengths to which parents will go to get their kids into a “gifted” magnet school. Perfect for a cross-country flight: I started it in Boston and finished it on the descent into Seattle. 👍🏼

kspenmoll Enjoy Seattle! Love that city! (edited) 4mo
Amiable @kspenmoll I do, too! Although this trip we are headed to Port Ludlow on the Olympic Peninsula—our niece is getting married this weekend. 🙂 4mo
Reviewsbylola Can‘t wait for this one! 4mo
kspenmoll @Amiable How wonderful! Enjoy the wedding. We visited the National Park & the Peninsula about 6 years ago. ❤️ 4mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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Book Mail 😍 I would recognize my blue BOTM box from a mile away.

** Clearly another month without self control **

Lovesbooks87 Evelyn!!! 💚💚💚 4mo
Stormborn1992 I'm really glad I'm not the only person who can't resist adding a book or two on every month! They have so many excellent choices! 4mo
MaceyT15 Just got mine today too!! Evelyn Hugo is one of the best books I've ever read. I hope you enjoy! 4mo
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Megabooks
The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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Who says you have to wait on #BOTM?? 😉😁

marleed Oh I just received a library copy of the whisper network on the first day available. It‘s like Christmas when that happens! 4mo
Megabooks I know! It‘s wonderful!! Enjoy your book 😁👍🏻 4mo
Rachel_nyc Nice! I am(not so) patiently awaiting mine from BOTM. 4mo
Megabooks @Rachel_nyc Thanks! BOTM can be so frustrating! It take my order 2-4 days to ship and then another week to get here! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Rachel_nyc @Megabooks I know! I saw someone earlier mention having already received theirs for July and I was shocked. It always takes forever to receive mine! 😡 4mo
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Sace
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Hot diggety! I was just reading a review of this yesterday! My library didn't have it so I'm thrilled #BOTM did.

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MelissaSue81
The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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Panpan

Got this from #netgalley. Just not a fan. Started extremely slow and boring with way too many characters. And they were all awful people who I hated from start to finish. The action did pick up a bit in the second half but I hated everyone too much to care.