REVIEWED BY LISA KAY GREISSINGER
This sharply observed debut novel dissects life among the offspring of New York's absurdly rich: familiar territory for Lakhani, a former teacher at a Manhattan private school. When the book's Anna Taggert lands her dream job at an elite school, she has not only a teacher's paltry salary but also students with Prada bags and Kanye West playing at their parties. To earn more, Anna gets a $200-an-hour gig as a tutor and abandons her principles (she's expected to do all the homework). What saves her—and gives the book its charm—is the kids who quirkily insist on getting grades the old-fashioned way: by themselves.