10 Prep, Private, & Boarding Schools Books!: A Niche Setting with an Interesting Atmosphere

I’ve been thinking a lot about prep schools, private schools, boarding schools & the like before I head to college at the end of the summer, and it got me thinking about some YA books with a similar theme! They have such a unique culture, and it’s definitely a big change to read compared to … Continue reading 10 Prep, Private, & Boarding Schools Books!: A Niche Setting with an Interesting Atmosphere

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The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons: A School for Cons, Mixed Raced Protagonists, and Entertaining Stories

4 stars Welcome to Vale Hall, the school for aspiring con artists. When Brynn Hilder is recruited to Vale, it seems like a new start for her. But she soon learns that Vale chooses students not so much for their scholastic talent as for their extracurricular activities, such as her time spent conning rich North Shore … Continue reading The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons: A School for Cons, Mixed Raced Protagonists, and Entertaining Stories

The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (DRC): Boarding Schools, Clones, and Mystery

3.5 stars When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she finds out one of them is a clone of her dead best friend. The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. But Emma couldn't care less, and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year … Continue reading The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (DRC): Boarding Schools, Clones, and Mystery

People Like Us by Dana Mele: Mean Girls–but More Murderous and Queer

3.5 stars Kay Donovan's past is behind her as she's reinvented herself at her new private school as a star soccer player and one of the popular girls. At least, that's until a girl's body is found in the lake, and her carefully constructed life begins to topple when Kay begins to get involved, both … Continue reading People Like Us by Dana Mele: Mean Girls–but More Murderous and Queer