When Toni, Joseph and Charlie arrive at their new boarding school, they are glad to leave their families – and respective problems – behind. Isolated as boarders, they meet a handsome senior with a personality like iced snake’s blood, teachers with a penchant for physical punishment, and four other outcasts who reveal that their being brought to the Academy wasn’t random at all. When the arrivals discover that their new school is engaged in “behavior modification” through electric shocks, isolation, restraints, and an ever-evolving set of methods to “fix” them, they declare war on their Academy. During their campaign of sabotage, they fight, hate, scorn, love, and begin to uncover the reasons why they were brought to the school. But as their war against the school escalates beyond their control, will they become the very things the Academy believes they are: dangerous, delinquent – and mad?
This was a good book. I really enjoyed reading it, it made the time go by at work when I was reading it. I had a really hard time getting into the book, I had a hard time at first keeping up with whose POV it was. I tried really hard to figure out who was talking, eventually I would figure it was Joseph and then it be on to Toni’s.
There were a ton of characters in this book and they are pretty memorable, especially Charlie and Lieutenant. They were definitely note worthy. But even still Ann, Toni, Anton and everyone else were also good characters. I enjoyed reading each person’s thoughts and what went on while something else was going on with the other people in the group.
I think it was a good read, I would recommend it. It was set in a boarding school and I know a lot of readers like those stories. Especially since the kids decide to stick it to the “man” at their boarding school. Which honestly who wouldn’t do that if you run the chance of getting hurt by them? But really it was interesting book.