Wednesday, April 02, 2008
CRAZY SCHOOL by Cornelia Read
I am feeling much better after my brief convalescence. It is really hard for me to lie around and do nothing. But I did get some reading done.
CRAZY SCHOOL is about an unorthodox therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts for troubled youth that operates under some questionable practices. When two of the students turn up dead, teacher Madeline Dare must figure out what really happened to them.
This book was a quick and fairly enjoyable read. Madeline's character is just snarky enough and the school is filled with eccentric characters. The mystery doesn't kick in until about halfway through the book and is resolved very quickly soon after. Almost too neatly. But I liked the backstory behind the ultimate solution to the mystery. While not the best mystery I have ever read, this makes for a great weekend read.