Monday, September 24, 2012

Bibliophile's Corner

School of Fear
Class Is Not Dismissed!
by Gitty Daneshvari

Flap Copy Description:
After discovering that each of her former students has secretly regressed, eccentric headmistress Mrs. Wellington demands requests the presence of Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison for a mandatory summer of retraining. Facing their fears was terrifying enough, but when the foursome learns they'll be joined by a fifth student, things start to get even scarier.
To make matters worse, the students quickly find themselves tasked with saving the school. And because failing means spending the rest of their lives with unresolved phobias, this is one test they all plan to ace.

My Thoughts:
Class Is Not Dismissed is the second delightful book in Ms. Daneshvari's series: School of Fear. This middle grade novel contains awesome dialogue, amazing character development, and a huge amount of humor. The author commences each chapter with the definition of a peculiar phobia - a great way for the reader to stay grounded in the book's theme. Don't be afraid to pick up this well-written novel for your child or student! I would recommend Class Is Not Dismissed to readers from the ages of 8 - 12. (The third book in the School of Fear series is entitled: The Final Exam.)
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  1. Thanks, Victoria. Sounds like the kind of MG I want to both read and WRITE. :)

    1. I know what you mean, Linda. For me, including humor in my writing is always a struggle, especially in a MG voice!

  2. I read the first book and thought it was cute. Thanks for telling me about the second one.

    1. Sure, Theresa. Thanks for your comment, and have a wonderful week!