WELL-TOLD, ADDICTIVE AND COMPELLING: Told from multiple perspectives, both kid and adult, the writing feels big and important, and perfectly balances sharply compelling characters with humor and social commentary.
TIMELY SUBJECT, SHARPLY OBSERVED: In the age of helicopter parenting and the debates that rage around public and charter schools, Bruce Holsinger offers a nuanced, witty look at the parenthood and education.
AUTHOR PLATFORM: The author is a college professor, from a family of elementary and high school educators. He’s also a parent of two kids in a cut-throat American college town. Both professionally and personally, he has been a close-up witness to the cumulative effects of the helicopter-parenting culture for so many years that he is now able to see it with the satirical edge that it deserves - and turn it into really juicy entertainment for the rest of us.
JUICY MATERIAL FOR READERS OF ALL STRIPES: This is a book that can be given to parents across the board, literary and commercial readers alike, parents of kids at any age. It’s funny and knowing, but also warmly done. The Gifted School is for anyone who has raised a child in the 21st century—or judged someone raising a child in the 21st century.
TALKABLE PLOT: With its exploration of contemporary parenting from multiple angles, this novel is a certain book club favorite.
CROSS PROMOTION: Simultaneous publication with the Riverhead hardcover. Also available as an unabridged audiobook from Penguin Audio.
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