Thursday, February 12, 2009

Book Review

The School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer
Reviewed by Suzanne Macaulay, Spring City

The School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer opens with Angela Cardenas’ first day at reform school. Hidden Oak is mysterious as are the reasons each girl is sent there. Angela vows to unearth the secrets of this ominous place including the school’s tragic history, what happened to the girls that disappeared, and the identity of the secreted headmistress. However, Angela’s detective work is being closely monitored by the sinister staff and she soon realizes that she may never leave Hidden Oak alive.

This book was fast-paced and exciting. While some parts seemed implausible, I was still on the edge of my seat the entire read and had no idea how it would end. The secrets of Hidden Oak will draw you in and leave you wanting more. Recommended for grades 9 and up.

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