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#556886 in Books 2010-05-01Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.00 x .70 x 5.60l, Binding: Mass Market Paperback352 pages | File size: 62.Mb Eliot Schrefer : The School For Dangerous Girls before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The School For Dangerous Girls: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Dark and intense!By Kiki DeisterI absolutely LOVED this book! It is very different from most of the YA that I have read... dark, gritty, and fiercely intense. Most of the story is set at Hidden Oak, a boarding school that is really a last resort for girls considered to be unmanageable. Many of these girls are there less for their own actions and more because of their parents' prejudices or inability to care. These are girls


that have had less than stellar lives and now are on paths of self-destruction through drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, etc.Angela Cardenas has been the "bad girl" for most of her life. Her parents were frustrated and tired of dealing with her, so when her grandfather became sick, her parents sent her to live with him. After his untimely death, her parents become convinced that she is in some way responsible so they send her off to Hidden Oak. This is a place that embodies all of the stereotypical darkness of a delinquent facility. It is a lockdown facility and the rules are strictly enforced. "Gold thread" girls are those that the powers that be have decided can be rehabilitated. The "purple thread" girls mysteriously disappear and it is an unspoken rule that they never be mentioned again. What happens to those girls leads Angela onto a path of discovery and a deep-seated desire to escape this dangerous place.This is a remarkably intense and compelling read. It is dark and full of mystery and intrigue and twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages. It is also an emotionally deep story that drove me to tears more than once. This is a story about decisions, choices, and survival. It is a book that makes you question whether the ends really do justify the means.The characters in this book were the driving force. I liked the fact that the cast was multiracial, multicultural, and all with their own stories and complications. There were many that were evil to the core, and many others with whom you completely empathize. Regardless of your feelings for a particular character, they invoke emotion.Things to love about The School for Dangerous Girls... --No sunsets. This isn't typical YA with the boy and the girl riding off into the sunset. Yes, there is some romance, but it is not a central theme to the novel. --The variety. These girls are of all races, colors, creeds, and sexuality. They are of all body types. They are real.Things I wanted more or less of... --More ending. I almost felt like the ending was a bit anti-climatic. I wanted to know about more about what happened to Hidden Oak and the girls. --More understanding. Some of these teachers were just plain cruel and I would have liked to know more about why that was.Some quotastic goodness... --She blamed me. And now, I was going to be punished (Loc. 58). -Pay attention. Because I can destroy you (Loc. 125-126). --You may never discuss your past with your schoolmates. Every girl here has dark stories that she would love to share late at night when the lights are down, but you may not, under any circumstances (Loc. 126-128). --You could never undo a dangerous girl. You could only ask her to be dangerous for the right reasons (Loc. 4294-4295).My recommendation: Gripping and intense, I highly recommend this book!0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Terribly written and editedBy lilyetscooterThis book was terribly written, with little tying the narrative together. Might have been more interesting if there had been a good editor, but since there's not don't bother.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Great bookBy cstardancerThis is a great story for teen girls looking for some adventure, excitement, romance, and a lot of trouble. I loved this book and I'm fifteen, definitely worth reading, I would recommend this to most girls my age. (We share a Kindle account in our household, so the link shows my grandma as the reviewer) Girl, Interrupted . . . as written by V. C. Andrews.Angela's parents think she's on the road to ruin because she's dating a "bad boy." After her behavior gets too much for them, they ship her off to Hidden Oak. Isolated and isolating, Hidden Oak promises to rehabilitate "dangerous girls." But as Angela gets drawn in further and further, she discovers that recovery is only on the agenda for the "better" girls. The other girls -- designated as "the purple thread" -- will instead be manipulated to become more and more dangerous . . . and more and more reliant on Hidden Oak's care. From School Library JournalGrade 7 UpAngela Cardenas's parents have had enough of her irresponsible and difficult behavior and, as a last resort, they send the teen to the Hidden Oak School for Girls, a boarding school in rural Colorado. There the girls are divided into two streams, those who can be rehabilitatedthe gold thread, and those who can'tthe purple thread. Gold thread girls get schooling and etiquette class, whereas purple thread girls are imprisoned underground. They brutally self-govern, are subjected to mistreatment, and resort to violence to survive. Instead of allowing herself to be convinced that she deserves the punishment she receives, Angela decides to find a way to close the school permanently. A romance with the son of a teacher and the discovery of mysterious deaths from when Hidden Oak was a boys' prep school add suspense; however, the plot becomes too muddled, with some holes, and the tension comes too late. Angela's character is complex and full of contradictions, but all of the adult characters are either vicious or clueless. The extended detail used to establish conditions at Hidden Oak is disproportionate to the quick resolution. The struggle and eventual triumph of the bad girls over the evil teachers makes for an intriguing conflict that many teens will appreciate; however, some may find the easy ending a disappointment. For more discussion of nature vs. nurture, suggest Catherine Jinks's Evil Genius (Harcourt, 2007).Amy J. Chow, The Brearley School, New York City Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.From BooklistWhat the hell kind of school has a blindfold as standard issue? Angela Cardenas discovers that blindfolds are not the only odd things about Hidden Oak boarding school. Supposedly a last-stop chance for rehabilitating dangerous girls, the school has an agenda that is not necessarily what it advertises. After having their possessions and clothing taken from them and uniforms issued, the freshmen spend the first month isolated from the rest of campus. As the month draws to a close, girls start to disappear one by one. Thosewho are redeemable are sorted into the gold thread; the others, Angela later learns, are sorted into the purple thread and are living a Lord of the Flies existence with little adult intervention. In an effort to save her friends, Angela decides to be really bad in hopes of


getting moved to purple thread. Teens might behave dangerously themselves to get their hands on this page-turner with its commentary on education. Angela cautions, Youre totally playing into their power system. Rebecca replies, Isnt that how all schools work? Grades 8-11. --Cindy DobrezAbout the AuthorEliot Schrefer is the author of The Deadly Sister, The School for Dangerous Girls, Glamorous Disasters, and The New Kid. He lives in New York City, and has never discovered any bodies. Visit him online at www.eliotschrefer.com.

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