Monday, May 11, 2009

School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer

Angela's parents don't know what to do with her after her grandfather dies. She's been getting into one form of trouble or another for years, so they send her off to Hidden Oaks, a school for troubled young women. A school that has a reputation for changing their behavior.

Once Angela arrives, though, she realizes the school is not what it seems. For the first month, the new girls are kept secluded from the rest of the students, and given harsh lessons about their behavior. In groups, the girls disappear towards the end of the month, and Angela can't help but wonder where the people she got to know ended up. Determined to find her friends and figure out what the school is up to, she breaks too many rules and finds out for herself the true mission of the school.

An interesting idea and story line.