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The Crazy School -18 (edition 2008)

by Cornelia Read

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Title:The Crazy School -18
Authors:Cornelia Read
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2008), Hardcover, 336 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:Fiction, Suspense

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  MrsDoglvrs | Apr 24, 2016 |
This another second book in a series that is at least as good as the first (Field of Darkness) if not better. It is not a typical mystery, as it takes some time to build up to the murder and then has a fairly fast resolution, but it is so well done. Madeline Dare, ex-debutante and child of a now paranoid hippie, has taken a job teaching at a special school for teens with mental problems. She is just settling in and connecting with her students when she starts to wonder about some of the tactics the school employs to discipline students and staff. I really can't say much about the plot because I don't want to ruin it for anyone else. Let's just say that Madeline is witty and funny, the kind that wrongs true rather than the sometimes over the top humor of someone like Evanovich, and the story is well plotted and executed. ( )
  susan259 | Jan 21, 2016 |
This another second book in a series that is at least as good as the first (Field of Darkness) if not better. It is not a typical mystery, as it takes some time to build up to the murder and then has a fairly fast resolution, but it is so well done. Madeline Dare, ex-debutante and child of a now paranoid hippie, has taken a job teaching at a special school for teens with mental problems. She is just settling in and connecting with her students when she starts to wonder about some of the tactics the school employs to discipline students and staff. I really can't say much about the plot because I don't want to ruin it for anyone else. Let's just say that Madeline is witty and funny, the kind that wrongs true rather than the sometimes over the top humor of someone like Evanovich, and the story is well plotted and executed. ( )
  susan259 | Jan 20, 2016 |
This another second book in a series that is at least as good as the first (Field of Darkness) if not better. It is not a typical mystery, as it takes some time to build up to the murder and then has a fairly fast resolution, but it is so well done. Madeline Dare, ex-debutante and child of a now paranoid hippie, has taken a job teaching at a special school for teens with mental problems. She is just settling in and connecting with her students when she starts to wonder about some of the tactics the school employs to discipline students and staff. I really can't say much about the plot because I don't want to ruin it for anyone else. Let's just say that Madeline is witty and funny, the kind that wrongs true rather than the sometimes over the top humor of someone like Evanovich, and the story is well plotted and executed. ( )
  susan259 | Jan 20, 2016 |
Calm down on the profanities, Cornelia Read. It takes away from your story!!!! ( )
  ASmithey | Aug 31, 2014 |
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Bury, LaurentTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To all the kids who attended the DeSisto School, especially those of you who were my students, thank you for all that you taught me.
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Halfway to Christmas, Forchetti stated the obvious: "You can't reach teach for shit."
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Recently settled in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts, Madeline Dare now teaches at the Santangelo Academy, a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. But behind its ornate gates, she discovers a disorienting world where students and teachers alike must submit to the founder's bizarre therapeutic regimen. A chilling event confirms Maddie's worst suspicions, leading her to an even darker secret that lies at the academy's very heart. Now 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.
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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.

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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