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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 loved this because even as a student, the points brought up in this book were startling and I learned a lot. Read morePublished 5 days 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 days 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 2 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 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 9 months ago by AK