Monday, August 15, 2016
TTT: Favorite books set in boarding schools
Top Ten Tuesday: YA books set in boarding schools. (Not sure if I can come up with ten but I'll give it a try.)
1. Looking for Alaska by John Green---my first John Green book which I understand is loosely based on his own experience attending a boarding school.
2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling---Dud, I almost fogot about the most famous boarding school of the all, Hogwarts.
3. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart--- this book is a favorite and so funny. Frankie is very plucky and I love her!
4. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray---It has been a lot of years since I read the first two books in this series set in a very creepy and atmospheric boarding school in England.
5. The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan---this book has a lot of themes and levels. I even learned a little about albinism from it.
6. Winger by Andrew Smith---hey, this list is easier than I thought. This is the first Andrew Smith book I read and it seems normal compared to the others I have read since then. The main character is younger than his peers. Funny and poignant.
7. Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard---- a really depressing but beautifully written book about coping with the death of a friend.
8. And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard---- two in a row by the same author, that begs the question, did Jenny Hubbard attend boarding school herself? This one deals with the subject of suicide and incorporates poetry. I was enraptured by it.
9. Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki----really funky graphic novel set in a a whacky boarding school. This book grew on me as I read it.
10. Sabriel by Garth Nix---If you haven't read this series by Nix, wht are you waiting for. It starts in a boarding school but quickly moves to The Old Kingdom where magic exists.
Yay, I did it. I was right when I thought that a lot of YA books are set in boarding schools.