Friday, April 22, 2011

School of Fear: Class is not Dismissed by Gitty Daneshvari-ADVISABLE

School of Fear: Class Is Not Dismissed!Daneshvari, Gitty, School of Fear: School is Not Dismissed. Little, Brown and Company, 2010. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G

After discovering that her former students have secretly regressed when it comes to their fears, Mrs. Wellington, using the rules of her students’ contracts, makes Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison come back to summer school to reconquer their fears. The usual fear-conquering curriculum, however, is put on hold when a series of burglaries occurs. When the students discover that a reporter is planning to do an expose on that will force the school to close, they will need everything they got to stop the gentleman. Will the friends make the decision to prevent the expose from coming out? If so, will their skills be enough to stop the reporter?

A humorous book for anyone who has fears. The characters are memorable and likable. The plot is well-developed and entertaining. Readers who like realistic fiction, fantasy, adventure, and friendship stories will enjoy reading this book. EL(4-6), MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library. 

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