Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Review: The Crazy School by Cornelia Reed and Giveaway

Book Summary:

From the acclaimed author of A FIELD OF DARKNESS comes another compelling novel featuring the acerbic and memorable voice of ex-debutante Madeline Dare. Madeline Dare has finally escaped rust-belt Syracuse, New York, for the lush BerkshireMountains in Massachusetts. After her husband's job offer falls through, Maddie signs on as a teacher at the Santangelo Academy, a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. Behind the academy's ornate gates, she discovers a disturbing realm where students and teachers alike must submit to the founder's bizarre therapeutic regimen.

Link to the Reading Group Guide


My Review:

Well...crazy is definitely a good word to describe this one. It was a dark and engrossing tale of a "mental" school who's faculty should be the ones locked up! Cornelia Reed did a fabulous job keeping up the quick pace of the book and keeping the reader guessing. There are several plot twists and turns that are very unexpected! Her characters are wonderfully built and the story flows well. It has a very climactic and shocking ending. It's definitely a great book club or reading group pick.

Enter the Giveaway here:


** Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Hatchette. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. I like the cover of this one. It sounds good, I like a book that keeps a good pace. Thanks for the review.

  2. HMM sounds like a good read - off to add it to my TBR list :)

  3. I would like to win this book, it sounds like a good suspense novel.

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  4. Sounds like my middle school years. ;)

    I haven't heard of this one, this sounds interesting. Thanks!