LOOKING AHEAD: The School For Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer
Angela's parents have shipped her off to Hidden Oaks as a last resort. After an incident with her boyfriend at home that ended in the death of her grandfather, they were no longer willing to deal with her themselves. Hidden Oaks is a boarding school for dangerous girls - girls who have been delinquent, committed crimes, been amoral, terrorized their schools or their families - and is seen as the last stop before prison (or worse). But Angela soon begins to wonder if Hidden Oaks really exists to reform girls - or make them disappear from society altogether.
Girls begin disappearing from the group after committing some sort of infraction as early as the first few days, and it is assumed that they have been kicked out of the school. It is only later that Angela discovers what has really happened to them, and becomes determined to do something about it. But what happens when she becomes one of them?
Well written, thrilling, scary, horrifying, and even occasionally funny, this book is sure to captivate teens. I certainly enjoyed it.
Pub Date: January 2009