Review: Master Class
Title: Master Class
Author: Christina Dalcher
Release Date: April 21, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Every child's potential is regularly determined by a standardized measurement: their quotient (Q). Score high enough, and attend a top tier school with a golden future. Score too low, and it's off to a federal boarding school with limited prospects afterwards. The purpose? An improved society where education costs drop, teachers focus on the more promising students, and parents are happy.Elena Fairchild is a teacher at one of the state's elite schools. When her nine-year-old daughter bombs a monthly test and her Q score drops to a disastrously low level, she is immediately forced to leave her top school for a federal institution hundreds of miles away. As a teacher, Elena thought she understood the tiered educational system, but as a mother whose child is now gone, Elena's perspective is changed forever. She just wants her daughter back.And she will do the unthinkable to make it happen.
My Review: Really well done and absolutely terrifying. I was nervous from the start of the book and that dread feeling never really left as I read it. I loved Elena as a character but I didn't like any of the other characters and the husband made me cringe (which I'm sure was intended). The best thing about this book is how it made me reexamine how we function as a society because I could see us heading in this direction all too easily.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*