All Loves Excelling



All Loves Excelling Don T Let Us Down With These Words, Amanda S Mother Leaves Her Only Child At A Dauntingly Prestigious Boarding School At Her Mother S Insistence, Amanda Has Come Here Solely To Gain The Credentials She Needs To Get Into An Ivy League College And She Will Do It Or Die Trying.

10 thoughts on “All Loves Excelling

  1. says:

    Don t ask T.S Eliot why April is the cruelest month Ask the thousands of students checking their mail for admissions letters.Nowadays, even the most brilliant writer of the 20th century would be worried Imagine the notes on Eliot s application folder at Harvard or Yale Male WASP speaks some Chinese and Greek weak athlete published a few poems Recommendation Wait List Families determined to send a child to the Ivies can t start early enough The anecdotes of parental strategy arrive pr Don t ask T.S Eliot why April is the cruelest month Ask the thousands of students checking their mail for admissions letters.Nowadays, even the most brilliant writer of the 20th century would be worried Imagine the notes on Eliot s application folder at Harvard or Yale Male WASP speaks some Chinese and Greek weak athlete published a few poems Recommendation Wait List Families determined to send a child to the Ivies can t start early enough The anecdotes of parental strategy arrive pre satirized A woman calls a prestigious kindergarten for advice on timing her pregnancy to coincide with the school s application deadline Parents hire a consultant to tea...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Amanda Bahringer is taking a 5th year of high school at the prestigious St Matthew s Academy in order to bring up her grades, her SAT scores, and get into Dartmouth College the only suitable option in her mother s mind She s under tremendous pressure to perform both academically and physically she s a cross country runner Amanda works really har...

  3. says:

    interesting book about what happens when parents put their expections for themselves on their children

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    What an odd situation Amanda, having failed to get into any of the colleges she applied to, is sent by her parents to St Matthew s a prestigious prep school for a fifth year of high school Her task, whether or not she chooses to accept it, is to get accepted at Dartmouth While her father just wants to see her happy, for her mother nothing short of Dartmouth will do.St Matthews is one of those schools that takes itself very, very seriously it is an Old Boys type of school that prides What an odd situation Amanda, having failed to get into any of the colleges she applied to, is sent by her parents to St Matthew s a prestigious prep school for a fifth year of high school Her task, whether or not she chooses to accept it, is to get accepted at Dartmouth While her father just wants to see her happy, for her mother nothing short of Dartmouth will do.St Matthews is one of those schools that takes itself very, very seriously it is an Old Boys type of school that prides itself on Ivy League acceptances and powerful alumnae It is the type of place where students are taught that they must be the best, the brightest, because they are there, never mind their parents inevitably deep pocketbooks It is also, for some reason, a school that kicks out several students a month do they not have any other methods of enforcing rules But for students like Amanda, it is also something else it is a particular kind of pressure cooker, because Amanda is not there because...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here After reading All Loves Excelling, I realized that my life can be related to the main character, Amanda s, life Having to be excel in everything that you do explains Amanda s situation Her mother put her into St Matthew s Boarding school to help her get her grades up and hopefully get her into Dartmouth college Along with deal...

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    I read the back and this book sounded good Throughout I was a little confused at points, some of the plot seems pointless It is generally a criticism of the college application process However, I find it very hard to relate to the main character is from a family with no financial problems, and she attends a fifth year of high school, to boost her grades to the point where she can get into Dartmouth She has numerous perscription drugs that she uses to calm nerves, anxiety, and as sleep aids I read the back and this book sounded good Throughout I was a little confused at points, some of the plot seems pointless It is generally a criticism of the college application process However, I find it very hard to relate to the main character is from a family with no financial problems, and she attends a fifth year of high school, to boost her gra...

  7. says:

    This book is about an overbearing mother who sends her only child to a boarding school so that her child can improve her grades and hopefully get into Dartmouth.The book was interesting in the fact that it showed the pressures young adults face from parents as well as those around them.

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    I d like to think that the issues presented in this book were extreme, and perhaps a bit rarified, at least to an extent But, I might be wrong Heartbreaking The book was slow going at times, the writing occasionally cumbersome.

  9. says:

    The subject of this book is not always pleasant, because it is painful to see what 18 yr old Amanda is going through to please her parents But it is a good book and unfortunately rings true, as I am sure the author knew from his former job as headmaster at a private high school.

  10. says:

    I don t know why, but I randomly picked up this book one day at the library Five years down the road, the story and theme has stuck with me It has become one of my favorite books While I don t think there is anything exceptional about the story or the writing, something about it just struck me.

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