Pegasus Books, 9781605985190, 330pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2013
October 2012 Indie Next List
— Emily Crowe, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
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Everything at Bradley is accelerated--third graders read at the sixth grade levels, they have facilities to rival a university, 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. But at least his son, Toby, is getting a great education.
Then Sean starts getting pressure from the school to put Toby on medication. What happens when the pressure to not just keep up, but to exceed, takes hold?