Scenario: Leena feels powerfully drawn to the secluded Frost House dorm at her prep school and expects the best senior year ever, spent making the house a home with her best friends. All that changes on move-in day, when her troubled classmate is assigned to share a room with Leena. Spooky hijinks ensue.
- There’s certainly a pretty driving What is going on? motivator.
- I, too, would have loved the idea of sharing a cozy little home with my friends. I can totally see teen readers identifying with Leena on that.
- Unreliable narrator!
- Never a David fan.
- I almost didn’t finish it because it was freaking me out and keeping me up, and then I did, and was just sort of, “Oh.”
Bottom Line: Another boarding school story for those who dig that sort of thing, and a pretty galloping plot. Alternately spooky and implausible. I doubt I’d recommend it often.