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The Resource Accelerated, Bronwen Hruska

Accelerated, Bronwen Hruska

Label
Accelerated
Title
Accelerated
Statement of responsibility
Bronwen Hruska
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A single father and his son discover what lies beneath the gilded façade of a tony Upper East Side private school: an endemic of over-medicated children
Summary
"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
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10150739
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hruska, Bronwen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private schools
  • Single fathers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Exceptional children
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Accelerated, Bronwen Hruska
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
905432
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781605983790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605983790
  • (OCoLC)785079111
Label
Accelerated, Bronwen Hruska
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
905432
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781605983790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605983790
  • (OCoLC)785079111

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