The Crazy School

The Crazy School

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Baker & Taylor
A follow-up to A Field of Darkness finds tough-talking former debutante Madeline Dare navigating the darker side of her tenure at a boarding school for emotionally disturbed teens, an effort during which she questions the school head's credibility and forges an unlikely alliance with a small group of rebels.

Blackwell North Amer
Madeline Dare has at last escaped rust-belt Syracuse, New York, for the lush Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. After her husband's job offer falls through, Maddie signs on as a teacher at the Santangelo Academy, a boarding school for disturbed teenagers.
Behind the academy's ornate gates, she discovers a disorienting world in which students and teachers alike must submit to the founder's bizarre therapeutic regimen. But when Maddie questions his methods, she's appalled to find her fellow teachers more likely to turn on one another than stand up for themselves, much less protect the students in their care. A chilling event confirms Maddie's worst suspicions, leading her to suspect an even darker secret, one that lies at the academy's very heart. Cut off from the outside world, Maddie must join forces with a small band of the school's most violently rebellious students - kids who, despite their troubled grip on reality, may well prove to be her only chance of survival.

Hachette Book Group
From the acclaimed author of A FIELD OF DARKNESS comes another compelling novel featuring the acerbic and memorable voice of ex-debutante Madeline Dare.

Madeline Dare has finally escaped rust-belt Syracuse, New York, for the lush Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. After her husband's job offer falls through, Maddie signs on as a teacher at the Santangelo Academy, a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. Behind the academy's ornate gates, she discovers a disturbing realm where students and teachers alike must submit to the founder's bizarre therapeutic regimen. From day one, Maddie feels uneasy about smooth-talking Dr. Santangelo but when she questions his methods, she's appalled to find that her fellow teachers would rather turn on each other than stand up for themselves, much less protect the students in their care. A chilling event confirms Maddie's worst suspicions, then hints at an even darker secret history, one that twines through the academy's very heart. Cut off from the outside world, Maddie must join forces with a small band of the school's most violently rebellious students-kids whose troubled grip on reality may well prove to be her only chance of salvation.

Baker
& Taylor

Tough-talking former debutante Madeline Dare navigates the darker side of her tenure at a boarding school for emotionally disturbed teens, questioning the school head's credibility and forging an unlikely alliance with a small group of rebels.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central ; London : Little, Brown [distributor], 2008
ISBN: 9780446582599
044658259X
Branch Call Number: FICTION READ
Characteristics: 328 p.

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