Monday, November 11, 2019

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring - OPTIONAL

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring, 456 pages. Imprint (Macmillan), 2019. $19.

Language: R (50+ swears, 15+“f”); Mature Content: PG-13 (preganant 12yo); Violence: G (creepy, but not violent)



Although she lied to get the position, Mavi is determined to succeed as an English teacher at a very exclusive boarding school at the tip of Argentina.  The Vaccaro school is hiding more secrets than Mavi herself.  And the danger, as the weeks go by, only increases. What are the ghostly figures some can see at night?  Who is the Tenth Girl who is missing from the first class of the re-opened school? 

Faring tries to craft a ghost story, but the intermittent story of the secondary character, Angel, adds an odd note that made me question what kind of book I was actually reading. If I could talk more about it without spoiling it, I would have even more complaints to make. The gloomy setting is merely depressing, not spooky or intriguing.

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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