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Today's Topic: Books for readers who like boarding schools
One of my very favorite settings for books is a boarding school. When I was younger I was dreamed of going to school back east on a campus full of stone buildings and crawling ivy. I just love the idea of a boarding school, and I hope to eventually work at one now that I'm a working English teacher.
Upcoming Boarding-School Stories I'm Excited for:
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by e. lockhart
Listen, I know that you see this book from me, like, almost every single week. I just love it. Period. It follows a teenage girl who decides that not only is she going to infiltrate the male-only secret club at her boarding school, she is going to run it. Love.
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
I absolutely adore this novel. This is one of those books that is so gorgeously written and complex that every time I read it, it makes me want to write my own book. This one follows a teen girl throughout her four years of high school at a boarding school. While it is an adult book, those who love YA would enjoy it.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Boarding school in Paris with a cute English boy. Swoon.
Winger by Andrew Smith
This book is so freaking good. It follows a teen boy as he navigates life at his boarding school. Love, love, love.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller
This novel follows a girl who, as a budding investigative journalist, decides to look into the vigilante secret society at her boarding school.
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
This is too old for my eighth-graders, but I hope to be able to teach this one someday.
Testimony by Anita Shreve
This adult novel follows multiple povs of a sex scandal at a New England boarding school.
I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore
A revenge story set in a boarding school. Yes, please!
Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
This book follows a teen who goes to school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star. It sounds fun and that cover is adorable.
Well that's it for me. What books did you recommend today? Link me up!
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