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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Book, Chock Full of Insights, January 25, 2014
This review is from: The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT (Hardcover)
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Seemingly taking helicopter parenting to outrageous new heights, Debbie Stier took the SAT seven times and studied along with her high school aged son. In doing so, she made herself an expert in testing and test prep and wrote a readable, honest, enjoyable and intelligent book. Readers benefit by learning useful and interesting facts about testing and test prep history, while at the same time gaining insights about today's testing culture and tips about how to wisely navigate it. While the title suggests that Stier was egging her son toward a perfect score, in fact the content of this book is more an honest look at a loving relationship between a contemporary parent and her high school aged son.
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Initial post: Jan 25, 2014 3:54:29 PM PST
Debbie Stier says:
Hi. I'm so sorry to hear this. Please email me your address and I will send out a galley (or email you a PDF) for review. debbiestier@gmail.com

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 6:58:18 AM PST
I also received the pre-pub booklet instead of the book. I have contacted Amazon Vine to report the problem. I'm eager to read the book... my son takes the SAT this fall!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 7:14:45 AM PST
Debbie Stier says:
Dear N.B. Kennedy,

I'm not sure why this happened, but I've let publisher know.

In the meantime, please email me: Debbiestier@gmail.com so I can be sure that you receive finished book ASAP!!

Incidentally, I grew up right near Hopewell!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 7:53:37 AM PST
I'm sure Amazon and your publisher will get this straightened out. If you come back to visit your childhood home, let's go out for coffee!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 11:19:11 AM PST
Debbie Stier says:
Definitely! (coffee)

Keep me posted about whether or not you receive the book. If you don't have it in a few days, I'll drive it to you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 1:52:57 PM PST
Will do.

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 4:29:02 PM PST
Did you get the whole book, Emily?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2014 5:10:15 PM PST
Yes, and it's great!

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 10:07:07 AM PST
With my daughter about to start High School and wanting to prepare for the ACT and SAT's I knew this was going to be the perfect book to read. There is so much material out there for kids to sort through when preparing to take these tests I have wished on several occasions if I only I knew someone that could simply the process and let me know what does and does not work in the real world of taking these tests-now I have that person. I was blown away that Debbie took so many tests (7) just to help her own child succeed. This book is packed full of useful advise that I never even would have thought of. There are tips of taking every style of SAT they can through at you including how to study and take the math sections, English, writing prompt and even tips on what days to take your test! I loved that she shared her failures and not just her successes. That she shared her thought process,fears and insecurities made this book very relatable. This book reads like a how to guide that is informative,helpful and inspiring. Full of wisdom, and laughter that both student and parent can enjoy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2014 6:25:38 AM PST
M. McGinnis says:
Pirategirl1014, what a great review! You should post this a review once the book goes on sale so all folks looking for opinions can see it!
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