Book Review: The Crazy School by: Cornelia Read


Grand Central Publishing

Publish Date:
February 12, 2010

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Trade Paperback

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Recently settled in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts, Madeleine Dare now teaches at the Santangelo Academy, a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. But behind its ornate gates, she discovers a disorienting world where students and teachers alike must submit to the founder’s bizarre therapeutic regimen. A chilling event confirms Maddie’s worst suspicions, leading her to an even darker secret that lies at the academy’s very heart. Now cut off from the outside world, Maddie must join forces with a small band of the school’s most violently rebellious students – kids who, despite their troubled grip on reality, may well prove to be her only chance of survival.

Review: Madeline Dare is a history teacher at the Santangelo Academy , a private school for troubled kids. She wonders how she’s going to survive the madness, but the students give her some relief from the freaky teachers and even weirder headmaster. But when two students die in a mysterious manner and she is a suspect, she follows the secrets she held for them back to the source. Doing so, she hopes to find out why they really died and who is setting her up to take the ultimate fall.

Ms. Read’s characterizations and dialogue just drops you front and center into the school and makes you feel like you’re really there. This was a well-written novel and you wonder if you’re half crazy by the time it’s through. If you don’t learn from your past, you may be condemned to repeat it…

Madeline Dare Series: A Field of Darkness (1), The Crazy School (2), The Invisible Boy (3)

1 comment:

  1. Horror/thriller-ish? Not totally my type (esp not at night!) :(


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