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Schooled by Anisha Lakhani
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Oct 04, 08

it was ok
Read in October, 2008

** spoiler alert ** I read this book in one day, so that'll tell you it was entertaining and for the most part, well written. But I had problems with the content, the pacing of the book, and most of all, the protagonist. 1. the content: I know there are people out there like this. but I still can't believe it which made it impossible for me to suspend my disbelief and just take this book as it was. Is that world for real? Or is the book an over-exaggeration? I suppose the problem could just be that I'm not part of the target audience. 2. The character fell down the rabbit hole too quickly and then made an about-face just as fast. Which really brings me to number 3. Anna was no better than the characters she looked down on in that world. She was inconsistent, selfish, and annoying. I had no sympathy for her, even at the end. Yes, she's supposed to be 22, but her immaturity was grating. She also wasn't very well-developed, and neither were her students, friends, or even the settings for that matter. It was all very one-dimensional. There were characters that were introduced and then immediately abandoned; I really wanted to know more about the LaVeras. Or tidbits thrown in that had me thinking, "wait, what?" (Damien was Teacher of the Year?). Speaking of Damien, what about him? He really served as a bookend when there was so much more to learn about him. How did he sever his relationship with the tutoring world and yet still have enough support to win the award?
All in all, I'd say this was a good first effort, but definitely not my cup of tea.
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message 1: by Kay (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kay Ronin I read it in a night - so it's one of those. I just liked what it uncovered. The lying, cheating ways of those at the top. The message is what is most important.


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