Book Review of The Overachievers by Alexandra Robbins. I originally wrote this review in one of my own blogs over a year ago. I plan to write an upcoming blog. 14 May The Overachievers by Alexandra Robbins Created by: Mark Saldua, Alyssa Noche, Chloe Delos Santos The speaker is the author of the novel. “You can’t just be the smartest. You have to be the most athletic, you have to be able to have the most fun, you have to be the prettiest, the best dressed, the.

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In The Overachieversjournalist Alexandra Robbins delivers a poignant, funny, riveting narrative that explores how our high-stakes educational th has spiraled out of control.

It’s highly readable and relatable, both as someone who went to what was a fairly competitive high school in the 80s though My son, a high school junior in a magnet humanities program, was assigned to read this book for his AP English class.

The Overachievers or The Overachievers: Even more shocking is that some parents actually push for their non-ADD children to be diagnosed so that they can get them drugs. Most overachiever’s main goal is to attend a prestigious college.

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hte Print Send Download Report. Please review your cart. The Edge of Lost. As students prepare to go off to college, prestige is the key in their selection process. But since there are only a handful of number one positions open, everyone scrambles wildly to grasp that title, often engaging in unethical behavior just to achieve it. For example, Julie, a young student who portrays the typical overachieving scholar, gives her best effort to do extraordinarily well in school to get into her dream college, Stanford.


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What good is a nation with the highest test scores in the world if many of its youngest citizens are so miserable they kill themselves?

The portraits of the teens are compelling and make for an easy read. Lists with This Book. Review “Impossible to put down. Overachiievers the link below via email or IM. Writers twice her age have plenty to learn from her exhaustive reportage and sharp insight…. Frank was sitting at his bedroom desk when he found himself in a “bizarre state of mind,” afraid to go to the bathroom because there were sharp scissors there and he was scared of what he might do with them.

Too often, we deem our own achievements worthless if they fall short of others’ standards. Robbins other books as well and I intend to read the rest of them. The ad does not inform my purchase.

Mar 28, Jackie Carlson rated it really liked it. It’s been a while since I’ve truly liked a book that a teacher assigned me to read. I myself a It’s been a while since I’ve truly liked a book that a teacher assigned me to read. Previous page of related Sponsored Products.


Please log in to add your comment. Still, the stories of these students drew me in as both an objective and subjective observer. Learn more about our online M. Robbins is able to communicate her understanding and empathy and go into more depth behind-the-scenes with their individual stories. Pages with related products.

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Some students are actually pushed by their parents like one young man who took 17 AP courses during high schoolbut others are driven by an unhealthy perfectionism within themselves. This book made be realize a lot of things ab Alexandra Robbins style is friendly, yet very slexandra. They have to flour it, fast, and furious, and can never step off. In between entries, Robbins intervenes and provides startling statistics on the various aspects of modern education, such as kids resorting to drugs to attain better overacihevers in school and suicide rates.

It gives great insight to the difference between motivation and pressure, wlexandra reminds you of what it’s really like to be back in high school. The sooner the better. I read it for my summer reading junior year and was in love with it.