Friday, January 23, 2009

School For Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer

Angela's parents think she's on the road to ruin because she's dating a "bad boy." After her behavior gets too much for them, they ship her off to Hidden Oak. Isolated and isolating, Hidden Oak promises to rehabilitate "dangerous girls." But as Angela gets drawn in further and further, she discovers that recovery is only on the agenda for the "better" girls. The other girls -- designated as "the purple thread" -- will instead be manipulated to become more and more dangerous . . . and more and more reliant on Hidden Oak's care.
Since I am of few words right now and am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my friends for our Heath Ledger Movie Marathon, I’m gonna make this short and sweet. Eliot Shrefer creates a dark, disturbing, and guiltily fascinating atmosphere in School For Dangerous Girls. This is not a wimpy, reform school--this is hardcore torturous rehab. Well-written and intriguing, this book is a must-read for lovers of a dark and Gothic read and an action-packed plot.

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