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Author Hruska, Bronwen
Title Accelerated / Bronwen Hruska
Publisher New York : Pegasus Books, 2012
ITEM LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Rodman Main Adult Fiction  Hruska, B    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Pegasus Books ed
Descript 330 p. ; 24 cm
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
Subject Private schools -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Single fathers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Fathers and sons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Pediatric psychopharmacology -- Fiction
ISBN 9781605983790
1605983799

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