Author: Robison Wells
Recommend: Oh yes… I’m going to get book two tomorrow.
After my disappointment with the last book I read, I wasn’t holding my breath on this one. I typically shy away from anything set in a school. It usually screams trite and repetitive. The quickest way to get me to not read something it to set it at a boarding school. They make it seem like schools of this type are a dime a dozen when the only reason they do it is to get the pesky adult characters out-of-the-way so the teens have more freedom to act. Something though, made me pick this book up. I’m really glad that I did.
Benson gets selected to go to a special school in New Mexico. After the roulette wheel of ever-changing foster homes, he is looking forward to something more stable – at least for a foster kid like him. However, when he arrives and discovers that there are no adults to be found it the first sign that something about this school is not right. He knows that he needs to get out somehow but when escape might mean death how far will he go to gain freedom?
This book is fast-paced and drags the reader into a crazy scenario where everything is not what it seems. With an unimaginable twist, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. I can’t wait to read the next one! I’ve already got it in my library hold list and I hope I can wait that long.