Reviews and Blog Posts: boarding schools

Skary childrin and the carousel of sorrow

by Katy Towell

Reviewer Rating:
3

For twelve days straight in the twelfth month of the year 1912, the small town of Widowsbury was ravaged by a storm which brought with it all manner of paranormal threats. Now, twelve years later, everyone in the town operates under the rule that, "Known is good! New is bad!" Unfortunately,...

Liv, forever

by Amy Talkington

Reviewer Rating:
3

When Liv is awarded a scholarship to attend the ultra-prestigious boarding school, Wickham Hall, she thinks it is the answer to her future.  At Wickham, she can become an artist and leave her foster care background behind. Wickham Hall is full of rich, snobby students, but Liv doesn’t even mind;...

The name of the star

by Maureen Johnson

Reviewer Rating:
4

Rory is way out of her element:  she's from Middle-of-Nowhere, Louisiana, suddenly transplanted to a prestigious boarding school in London.  Nothing's the same, and she's starting to wonder when she'll ever fit in. To make matters worse, Rory arrives in London just as the city is plagued by a series...

Belzhar

by Meg Wolitzer

Reviewer Rating:
3

At a special boarding school, students attend because of their sensitivities, 5 students are selected for a popular English class. Through the course of a semester, they are encouraged to deeply explore Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and rely on one another. The relationships developed and grew a little unnaturally...

Liv, forever

by Amy Talkington

Reviewer Rating:
4

When Liv is awarded a scholarship to attend the ultra-prestigious boarding school, Wickham Hall, she thinks it is the answer to her future.  At Wickham, she can become an artist and leave her foster care background behind. Wickham Hall is full of rich, snobby students, but Liv doesn’t even mind;...

The Tragedy Paper

by Elizabeth LaBan

Reviewer Rating:
4

Duncan begins his senior year at the prestigious Irving School by searching for his new door room.  As a senior he now has the privilege of rooming alone and as a gift the vacating senior of the year past has left behind a gift. Not all gifts are special or...

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