Skip to main content

About the Book

About the Book


Every afternoon Sean Benning picks up his son, Toby, on the marble steps that lead into the prestigious Bradley School, where everything is accelerated --- 3rd graders read at the 6th grade level and their facilities rival most universities. A single dad and struggling artist, Sean sticks out like a sore thumb among the power-soccer-mom cliques and ladies-who-lunch. But at least Toby is thriving and getting the best education money can buy.

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 parents meeting. To Sean, Toby’s “issues” in school seem to be nothing more than normal behavior for an eight-year-old boy. But maybe Sean just isn’t seeing things clearly --- harder to do since Toby’s new teacher, Jess, started teaching at Bradley. And the school should have Toby’s best interests at heart.

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 ever have imagined.

by Bronwen Hruska

  • Publication Date: October 2, 2012
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pegasus
  • ISBN-10: 1605983799
  • ISBN-13: 9781605983790