The Resource Accelerated

Accelerated

Label
Accelerated
Title
Accelerated
Statement of responsibility
Bronwen Hruska
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A "witty, piercingly relevant" novel of a father and son that "perfectly captures the prep school milieu" of NYC and over-medicated children (Publishers Weekly). 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 Sean 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
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
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10150739
Cataloging source
BT
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Hruska, Bronwen
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Accelerated
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:52616938-66a7-4d03-b9a2-a74d645b3ab1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781453271469
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Accelerated
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:52616938-66a7-4d03-b9a2-a74d645b3ab1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781453271469
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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