Thursday, August 15, 2013

Acceptance: A Legendary Guidance Counselor Helps Seven Kids Find the Right Colleges - And Find Themselves

Author: David L. Marcus
Stars: 5
Review by: Miss Lucy

Self-described by the author as narrative nonfiction blended with a reader-friendly how-to guide, this book is amazing.  I could hardly put it down - something I usually don't experience with nonfiction.  Smitty is the guidance counselor from Heaven... he's everything we thought a guidance counselor would be, before we got to high school and realized we were dreaming.  This book chronicles Smitty's final year as guidance counselor, with his high school senior class of 2008.  Follow along as he works his magic with a select handful of students, as he advises, cajoles, and gently steers each student to be the best he or she can be, and as he seems to know just which colleges each should pursue.

If you are a rising high school senior, or a parent of one, you will love this book right now.

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