Accelerated

Accelerated

eBook - 2012
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"Every afternoon Sean Benning picks up his son, Toby, on the marble steps that lead into the prestigious Bradley School. Everything at Bradley is accelerated-- 3rd graders read at the 6th grade level, they have labs and facilities to rival most universities, and the chess champions are the bullies. A single dad and struggling artist, Sean sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the power-soccer-mom cliques and ladies-who-lunch that congregate on the steps every afternoon. But at least Toby is thriving and getting the best education money can buy. Or is he? When Sea starts getting pressure from the school to put Toby on medication for ADD, something smells fishy, and it isn't the caviar that was served at last week's PTA meeting. Toby's "issues" in school seem, to Sean, to be nothing more than normal behavior for an eight-year-old boy. But maybe Sean just isn't seeing things clearly, which has been harder and harder to do since Toby's new teacher, Jess, started at Bradley. And the school has Toby's best interests at heart, right? But what happens when the pressure to not just keep up, but to exceed, takes hold? When things take a tragic turn, Sean realizes that the price of this accelerated life is higher than he could have ever imagined" --Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books ed
ISBN: 9781453271469
1453271465
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (330 p.)

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dzomberg Dec 15, 2012

Decent book. A little worrisome, but that may be because I half believed the story. It really makes you consider possible corruptions in our society. The text has a way of making you want to continue reading, but it disappoints a bit.

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dzomberg Dec 15, 2012

dzomberg thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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