Getting In by Karen Stabiner

By Karen Stabiner

"Karen Stabiner's getting into [is] funny (in a wry type of manner) yet pointed and strangely attractive novel approximately parental and teenage obsessiveness in regards to the university software strategy in self reliant faculties and the debilitating, distorting influence of it on little ones and households. needs to learn for college-prep young children and their parents." --Patrick Basset, President, nationwide organization of self reliant Schools"A savvy insider's tackle a high-stakes, cutthroat campaign--except it isn't approximately entering into the White condominium, yet approximately stepping into the appropriate collage. Stabiner's sharp, witty story is as crucial as an excellent SAT prep course--but a hell of much more fun." --Arianna Huffington "Getting In takes an edgy, figuring out glance contained in the lives and minds of love-crazed parents--galvanized both by way of desperation and devotion--as they fight with all their could to thrust their loved youngsters into the schools in their dreams." --Carolyn See, creating a Literary existence "Karen Stabiner has basically been throughout the loopy circus that's university admissions, and fortunate for the remainder of us she took pitch-perfect notes. you'll come clear of her e-book reassured that each one the opposite households of candidates are even loonier than yours--or reassured that you just healthy correct in. What do you suggest, this is often fiction?" --Lisa Belkin, big apple instances parenting author (and hardy survivor of her son's collage program procedure) Q: What does a dad or mum have to continue to exist the school software approach? A. a feeling of humor. B. A therapist on 24-hour name. C. a wide financial institution stability. D. the entire above. stepping into is the roller-coaster tale of 5 very diverse la households united via a unmarried obsession: popularity at a best university, ideally person who makes their associates and pals envious. At an elite inner most college and a close-by public college, households commit themselves to getting their seniors into the fitting school--even if the percentages are stacked opposed to them, no matter if they cannot find the money for the $50,000 annual price ticket, whether the hassle calls for a degree of deceit, or even if the item of all this recognition desires to cross elsewhere. moving into is a delightfully clever comedy of sophistication and entitlement, of affection and ambition, set in a global the place a fats envelope from a most sensible tuition concerns greater than whatever . . . virtually.

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He was Crestview’s first—and so far only—black college counselor. He had to make sure that the minority candidates on his roster were bullet-proof, as performance-perfect as their majority counterparts. He stuck with the students who needed him the least, if he was going to be honest about it, a strategy that had its own unique rewards. Ted had just reached a milestone in his career that was all the more significant because he had never heard of it happening to anyone else. S. News & World Report, which dispatched a team of researchers to maintain its rankings supremacy.

C. ” d. None of the above Seven forty-seven. She put on a clean T-shirt, a crewneck sweater, and a pair of loose khakis, slid her feet into her work clogs, and reached for the closet door just as Lauren pushed it open from the outside. ” They pulled into the school parking lot the prescribed half hour before the test was supposed to begin, and Nora drove aimlessly up one row and down the next, marveling at how many juniors seemed to own their own Priuses, and to believe that getting to the parking lot first would somehow give them an advantage.

He stuck with the students who needed him the least, if he was going to be honest about it, a strategy that had its own unique rewards. Ted had just reached a milestone in his career that was all the more significant because he had never heard of it happening to anyone else. S. News & World Report, which dispatched a team of researchers to maintain its rankings supremacy. He had visited the booths of the colleges and universities his students were interested in. He had slipped each rep a business card on which he had printed the name of a special candidate.

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