Academy X Author:Andrew Trees Welcome to Academy X, an ethical wonderland in which up is down, right is wrong, and parents and students will stop at nothing (including lying, plagiarizing, and even seduction to name a few) in order to get into the Ivy League. — Caught in the middle is John Spencer, a bumbling but loveable English teacher struggling through the final weeks of ... more »his spring semester. But keeping focused on a Jane Austen seminar proves problematic when his crush on the sexy school librarian as well as a pending promotion threaten to divert his attention and are threatening to sink him in a sea of academic intrigue. Things become even more complicated when the college counseler asks John to lie (or at least exaggerate) in a recommendation letter for the very student who he’s just discovered is a plagiarizer! And things are only about to get worse for John, who discovers that no price is too high to achieve a coveted admission to Harvard, Yale, or Princeton -- even if that includes his own disgrace.
Witty and rollicking, Academy X is a priceless peek into New York City’s top private schools -- indeed into elite schools all over the country, where parents risk all for their child’s academic education.« less