[E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall

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The Best Kind of People

summary The Best Kind of People The Best Kind of People review ¸ eBook or Kindle ePUB A timely novel about an accusation against a beloved schoolteacher and the repercussions on his loved ones exploring issues of loyalty truth and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all American family on the brink of collapseGeorge Woodbury a celebrated teacher is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school His wife Joan vaults between denial and r. George Woodbury science teacher extraordinaire lives in Woodbury Lake in one of twelve lakefront properties developed by his father George is well respected a pillar of the community The neighborhood is idyllic and scandal free Son Andrew has graduated from Avalon Hills Prep School the school his younger sister Sadie now attends George has attained superhero status A recently disinherited son of a wealthy businessman entered the school welding a shotgun George tackled him to the ground Every year thereafter George had been named teacher of the year His cushy life style abruptly changes ten years later as he is handcuffed and taken into police custody accused of sexual misconduct and rape of a minor stemming from a school ski trip he chaperonedJoan Woodbury head trauma room nurse and George s wife was now in crisis mode She remained calm but wavered in her thoughts and feelings Even if the allegations proved to be false the stories could not be unheard Was it possible her life partner has led a double life and was a predator Sadie Woodbury honor student student council president and track star was no longer able to attend classes She needed to escape She is in denialbutcould the allegations be true Marijuana and shady friends become the coping mechanisms for a girl who carries a lucky koala bear eraser in her pocket Andrew Woodbury now a New York City lawyer living with significant other Jared supports his father and insists upon his innocenceThe small Connecticut town was turned upside down Reporters camped out at the gates of the Woodbury estate Joan Sadie and Andrew experienced verbal threats and their vehicles were egged A police presence and movie set like atmosphere existed A down and out writer intent on producing a new bestseller gathered data to present in his novel his story based upon true eventsThe Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall is a novel focusing on the fallout from the arrest of George Woodbury for alleged criminal acts How will the Woodbury family navigate their crumbling foundation and stormy waters of life Whittall had written a timely and unsettling tome I highly recommend itThank you Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and Net Galley for the opportunity to read and review The Best Kind of People

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summary The Best Kind of People The Best Kind of People review ¸ eBook or Kindle ePUB George locked up how do the members of his family pick up the pieces and keep on with their lives How do they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guiltWith exuisite emotional precision award winning author Zoe Whittall explores the irrevocable damage of an accusation not on the man accused but on the family who have built their lives around hi. I liked this book so much I actually stretched it out a little bit so I could be involved in it for longer It s definitely not a feel good read but it s finely crafted and I was so involved with the story and each and every character I m disappointed that I let it languish on my shelf unread for so long It s emotionally gripping and very timely dealing with what happens when a pillar of the community is accused of being a sexual predator When a lot of us think of sexual predators we still think of loners even though we know that s not always the case The person that you always sensed something a little off about your hackles going up immediately when you see them Certainly not a man with a family money and a great job Not someone admired by the whole town Not a local hero What happens to that family that job that community when someone is accused of something so heinous Has he been fooling everyone for years or did he step on someone s toes and is being set up as he says That uestion remains unanswered for most of the book but the uestion of did he or didn t he isn t really the main point The book mostly focuses on how his loved ones deal with the accusation and the possibility that it has truth to it George Woodbury wins Teacher of the Year every single year after taking down a gunman roaming the school when his daughter was very young This happened in front of Sadie and though she is now a senior and an over achiever in school she is still affected by it There s something a bit nervous about her despite her academic success and popularity Rounding out the family is nurse Joan loving mother to her two children and Andrew who has already left the nest When George is accused of sexual impropriety by several students none of them know what to think They re stunned Andrew is drawn back to town to support his father but being around again means facing unhappy memories about his school years Sadie and Joan don t know how to feel Sadie seeming unable to deal with it at all and Joan jumping from denial to anger This isn t a terribly fast paced book and that s appropriate Cases like this stretch out for a long time and I feel like it was represented fairly accurately by the author They aren t resolved in just a week or two It s mostly a character study detailing how some very different people in the same family deal with the same thing It s a really fascinating read and certainly worth a look

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summary The Best Kind of People The Best Kind of People review ¸ eBook or Kindle ePUB Age as the community she loved turns on her Their daughter Sadie a popular over achieving high school senior becomes a social pariah Their son Andrew assists in his father’s defense while grappling with his own unhappy memories of his teen years A local author tries to exploit their story while an unlikely men’s rights activist attempts to get Sadie onside their cause With. NOW AVAILABLE 275 Stars If only she could have the privilege of believing him entirely What kind of person what kind of ungrateful daughter doesn t believe her own father She had never doubted him before She never thought he was anything but moral and civilized She wasn t even sure what those words meant But if someone puts the possibility of something terrible in your head and people around you believe it you can t go back to thinking it completely inconceivable The possibility is there whether or not you choose to believe it and you can t go back to not knowing that the possibility exists George Woodbury had been a hero for ten years or in their small Connecticut town had saved his daughter Sadie and the other children from a gunman who had walked into their school armed with his father s rifle George tackling him saving the lives of the children and the school s secretary who had been his intended target Then the accusations began No one saw it coming Sadie s parents had just wished her Happy Birthday when there was a loud pounding on the door with someone calling out they were looking for George Alistair Woodbury Sadie s father Red and blue lights flashed through the window Their lives transformed in a moment Sexual misconduct with four minors attempted rape of a minor Joan his wife responds to the police procedures the handcuffing the search warrant handed to her with her cultured politeness her life momentarily lost in confusion She believes him innocent of course but she can t afford to think or feel right now she responds as she would at work calm knowing as a nurse that the inner hysteria that threatens to spill over is never helpful Poised on the outside inside she feels violated as they tear her home apart searching for who knows what Anger floods her People would talk likely they were already talking as George was being processed at the police station They talked It must have felt nearly involuntary it was simply too beyond the realm of possibility to not talk about Humans crave connection after all even when it s about another s misfortunate Especially then The time that follows that night takes a toll on all of them including Andrew their oldest who is now living in NYC with his partner Like an earthuake whose aftershocks ripple through a devastated city long after the initial event as time goes by as uestions are thought asked confusion builds How could this have happened How did we not see this coming Is this man this husband father capable of these heinous acts of which he is accused Could this man who once sang her lullabies read her bedtime stories and tucked her in at night be capable of what he is accused of And if he is if he did then what does that mean Was none of that real How well do they actually know this man this father this husband this teacherThis could have should have been better For me this was a bit disappointing The premise was potentially interesting The characters had potential For me the story became than a little muddled when Sadie loses interest in her boyfriend and becomes enad with Kevin her boyfriend s mother s boyfriend very soon after the arrest She s suddenly dreaming of him fantasizing about him It seemed sudden and unlikely especially considering the charges leveled against her father and the fact that Kevin is at least chronologically an adult Ultimately for me this had promise but failed to deliver However it may be worthwhile to note that The Best Kind of People was a bestseller in Canada a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was Indigo s 1 Book of the Year so you may enjoy this than I did Pub Date 19 Sep 2017Many thanks for the ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group Ballantine Books


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    [E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Zoe Whittall Zoe Whittall ✓ 3 characters I'm afraid I really don't understand the hype surrounding this book It has a great premise and starts off well but after that it's all downhill While I did finish it I found myself rolling my eyes often at the overblown writing and clichéd characters It was hard to get any real sense of the family members as individuals and impossible to feel any empathy for any of them The ending was very unsatisfactory and it felt li

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    [E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall I'm between 3 and 35 stars hereWhen someone is your husband or father that's simply who they are You don't stop to uestion much abou

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    [E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Zoe Whittall summary The Best Kind of People George Woodbury science teacher extraordinaire lives in Woodbury Lake in one of twelve lakefront properties developed by his father George is well respected a pillar of the community The neighborhood is idyllic and scandal free Son Andrew has graduated from Avalon Hills Prep School the school his younger sister Sadie now attends George has

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    [E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall NOW AVAILABLE 275 Stars“If only she could have the privilege of believing him entirely What kind of person what kind of ungrateful daughter doesn’t believe her own father? She had never doubted him before She never thought he wa

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    [E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall summary The Best Kind of People Excellent Very timely too Unfortunately we live in a society where rape culture is very prevalent and that was basically what this book was about It was also about what a family has a to deal with when one of the

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    [E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall summary The Best Kind of People 25 Stars Am sorry to say THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE did not work for meIT ALL BEGINS with an enticing prologue Science teacher George Woodbury saves the day when he tackles a gunman at the academy averting what could have been a major disasterwith many lives lostBUTlife as a hero takes a turn for the worse when George is accused of sexual misconduct of four minors on a school sponsored ski trip Everyone is shocked and fam

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    summary The Best Kind of People [E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Zoe Whittall Fuck I should not have finished this at 1am My mind is racing I have no idea how I'm going to go to sleep The Best Kind of People is like a train wreck you want to look away but you just can't in a good way It covers the very serious topic of rape culture; which is dealt with and analyzed very thoughtfully and realistically Whittall's novel focuses on George Woodbury who is now the small town's hero since saving the local prep sc

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    summary The Best Kind of People [E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall I liked this book so much I actually stretched it out a little bit so I could be involved in it for longer It's definitely not a feel good read

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    characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Zoe Whittall Zoe Whittall ✓ 3 characters summary The Best Kind of People Minor spoilers are in my review I received this book as a birthday gift from my best friend but it wasn't until I heard the news that one of my favorite Canadian celebs actressdirector Sarah Polley expressed a plan to develop the book to screen that the book moved up on my priority list The Best Kind of People chooses to lay its

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    summary The Best Kind of People [E–pub] The Best Kind of People BY Zoe Whittall George Woodbury is a loving father and husband but became highly respected in his community when a few years before he'd stopped a gunman in the school where he taught Now however things have taken a horrid turn for George when the police arrived on his doorstep placed him under arrest and began searching his family's home George has been accused of sexual impropriety with the young women at the prep school George's arr

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