A young Manhattan teacher falls in love with all the glitz that other people’s money can buy in this debut novel from Lakhani, a one-time teacher. Anisha Lakhani, Ex-Dalton Teacher, Spills the Beans in New Novel; ‘You Can’t Her first book, Schooled, out this week, was inspired by her. Welcome to Schooled, where even homework has a price. Ivy-League educated Anna Taggert believes that enriching the minds of America’s.

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You are a subscriber but you have not yet set up your account for premium online access. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of Schooled is that it has the nugget of a gem of a really good book, Lakhani has a great set-up, really likable characters and an engaging writing styles, she just never digs deep enough to pull out its true potential.

I remember when she schoolde those fantastically expensive professional photos done of her dog, then talked about how expensive it was, and then proceeded to hang the one she got printed in her room, like a poster. The parents she’s in contact with defend the practice because their poor dears are under such pressure to excel, or have emotional problems and need extra consideration because they absolutely must get into the best universities in the future.

This is a solid book with a solid story, but absolutely no depth. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in. For Adblock Plus on Google Chrome: If any change or any new rules are implemented in the corrupt system, ahisha Ms.

Then Reload the Page. Welcome to Schooled, where even homework has a price.

Among my classmates who stayed in town lakhsni kindergarten through the 12th grade were some of the smartest people I know to this day. There were characters that were introduced and then immediately abandoned; I really wanted to know more about the LaVeras.


It was all very one-dimensional. Schooped 1 question about Schooled…. Anisha Lakhani anihsa is extremely readable and her main character, Anna Taggert, is very likable. Open Preview See a Problem? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Lakhani insists that her book points a finger at the teachers, tutors and the private school system for going along with the concept of professional homework doers, not necessarily the students and parents who fund it all.

The author kept at it until she realized this is Schoolde how she wanted to “teach” her students! I had no sympathy for her, even at the end.

Schooeld are commenting using your WordPress. As someone who teaches English, and has taught in snooty private schools, and has often seen the ugly side of pleasing parents and their children and their principals which generally means pretending to teach but not working them too hard and all the while knowing that someone else is producing their work so as to guarantee A’s, I found this book to be almost laugh out loud relatable.

Schooled Anisha Lakhani No preview available – Any teacher would JUMP at the chance for a 3 hour prep and use that time well, they would plan in advance and if they happened to need to wing it they definitely lajhani NOT show Mean Girls to their 7th grade class.

I was supposed to believe she was a graduate from Columbia, but when she was with her parents it was like she was thrown back into middle school-complete with a melodramatic running away from home scene!

SCHOOLED by Anisha Lakhani | Kirkus Reviews

Until, that is, Anna gets schooled. Hachette BooksAug 5, – Fiction – pages.

I’d compare Schooled to an excellent glass of lemonade: Or tidbits thrown in that had me thinking, “wait, what? Jun 28, Krysia added it Recommends it for: Jul 26, Geoffrey Kleinman rated it liked it. Anna’s flawed, but watching her struggle with the same decisions we all struggle with money vs happiness, groceries vs shoes, etc is comfortable familiar and fun.


First, I was surprised how the book does not really feature many recognizable students and faculty from the school, nor does it develop the school as a setting fully. Why does every nanny or housekeeper immediately have to be described as Latina? Anna was no better than the characters she looked down on in that world.

Click the AdBlock Plus button on your browser and select Enabled on this site. The problem is, her solution was obvious from the very beginning. That is what I got, but I found it lacking in depth. Email required Address never made public. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Anna leaves home and stays with her very successful i-banker sorority sister Bridgette in a cushy doorman apartment.

Return to Book Page. For honesty’s sake, this is really worth two stars considering a severe lack of subtlety in the writing as well as unwelcome hyperbole. It’s the opposite of what she wants to do. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Anisha Lakhani’s First Novel “Schooled”

Unless you’re really keen on books about teachers, high school, or really rich people anishx probably best skipped. One of my favorite things about the book is that Anna never has a love interest- all the drama, all the tough decisions, all the highs and lows come from Anna’s relationships with her family, her best friend, her fellow teachers, and most importantly, her students.

It’s witty, rings true, and is often downright funny.

You forgot your password and you need to retrieve it. I’m interested in seeing how the Manhattan dchooled schools will react to her book.