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What is the book about?
Streep Academy is a boarding school for the troubled and out of control teenagers. Alex Robbins, Maryanne Hemlock, and Brooke Saunders find an old diary in the attic of the Harvell House their school dorm, which is known as having the worst of the worst.
It's the diary of Connie, an abused young girl who was locked in the attic by her stepfather and abused constantly. Alex, Maryanne, and Brooke all have their own issues that they are trying to cope with as well. Connie's method of coping is very unique, she calls it "casting out," and the girls eventually learn how to practice casting out as well.
What did I think of the book?
I would definitely consider this to be a very dark book that would only be meant for a more mature teenager. This book kind of reminds me of V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic).
The whole concept of Connie's "casting" is such an intriguing hook, I couldn't put the book down. Just when you think you know the direction the book is taking, you'll be thrown in the complete opposite direction. Don't worry, it's a great thing to find a book with a new and interesting concept.
Who wouldn't want the powers that they possess? The only thing that might hold you back is the consequences to your actions are unknown. I highly recommend this book to any mature young adult who can handle reading about topics like rape and torture of young girls. I give this book 5/5!
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