Dear Great Book Guru, I have been so enjoying Monday Movies at the Beach sponsored by the Beach Hut. It’s a great place to catch up with friends and family and I always get there early to set up chairs for us. And the Beach Hut food is so great! Do you have a book I might read while waiting for the show to start?
Loving Monday Movies
Dear Loving Monday Movies, I just finished a great book to read before school starts: THE GIFTED SCHOOL by Bruce Holsinger. Four women who met when their children were newborns have continued their friendship over eleven years. Now as the children approach middle school, a program for the gifted and talented is scheduled to open in their hometown Crystal City, an affluent community which bears a strong resemblance to Boulder, Colorado. All four women are mightily invested in having their children make the cut. Lies, bribes, and deceit quickly color the process. The grandchild of a woman who cleans the homes of two of the women is also a contender, and the grandchild’s plight adds another dimension to this tawdry tale. While test scores play a role, it’s the special talent portfolios that bring a very dark but chillingly comical twist to this novel. Each parent faces a moral quandary and no one fares well, especially the children. A cautionary tale indeed and highly recommended!