This book is written like a gossip column with some facts thrown in here and there to make it seem serious.
Robbins accurately depicted the stress and pressures of high school students, with interesting research behind the national overachieving culture.
This review doesn't even begin to express how much I love this book, but I am so grateful to Ms. Robbins for writing it.
While I know the book has been out a while, thought I'd give a review after our daughter finished high school and we had a chance to see where things went. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Aerospace Engineer
I loved this because even as a student, the points brought up in this book were startling and I learned a lot. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Aleesha Yasin
Would not want to stereotype anyone but there were so many interesting typical HS characters in the book that are in HS today. Read morePublished 5 months ago by WH Taft student
excellent for college advisors, counselors and type A parents. it is funny, yet sad, what society, our families, our schools and their friends put on teenager's shoulders...Published 7 months ago by Kristina D. Campodonico
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 10 months ago by R.L.D.
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 10 months ago by N.A.