Surviving the 11+ is a witty, charming true tale of a mother's determination to get her state-educated first child into a grammar school to give him an edge in life. Eventually, after a long and complicated journey fraught with trials and temptations, there is success. The author and her child are treated to t just one but two brilliant offers into two of the country's top boys' secondary schools. Ultimately, the family is left with a more pleasant dilemma: which school is a better fit? The book is easy to read, and it is highly portable. Plus, it's factual and lets you kw what to expect (including tips to help your child succeed in the 11+).