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I highly recommend reading this book to anyone, ESPECIALLY if you work in a school or have children.
When she depicts her subjects' suffering, often she is documenting not extraordinary pressire and abuse but normal teen angst.
I liked the people in this book because they're good kids and everything, but they also show how much pressure there is.
I found this a difficult book to read. Are we supposed to feel sorrow for these elite kids who are driven by parents, peers, self? Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Dottie
In America, the overachieving mindset has spiraled out of control. Why do so many people feel a need to step on other's toes for a grade, score, or title? Read morePublished 1 month ago by N.A.
There are no tears, markings, or scratches. You can tell it is gently used but the quality is high. It is a great item for its money.Published 1 month ago by Allison
I chose to read this book for two reasons: I am a high school teacher who works with driven kids, and I still am a driven kid myself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shelley
My daughter found this book extremely boring, she kept waiting for it to get better. It never did. She ended up reading another one instead.Published 2 months ago by Rhonda Jamack
Sadly, this book did not provide any new insights or much information of interest to this reader. I purchased it having gone through the college admissions process with our two... Read morePublished 4 months ago by AK
I had ordered a knew book, and i received a damaged one. This isn't the first time. Its better off to buy directly from amazon, because at the end it wont make much difference. Read morePublished 5 months ago by sadam
An interesting look into high school and college preparations. Once a parent has read this book he/she should share it with their child.Published 5 months ago by Ailene Azzam
I would have fit the description of the "driven" students in Alexandra Robbins' book: I graduated from high school around the time that those students did, took every AP class my... Read morePublished 12 months ago by C. Slocum