This is a seriously mixed review. On one hand, it was sort of terrible and on the other I kept reading because I wanted to know what happened next. The truly terrible nicknames for teachers (madame discharge?!) and the unrealistic rules for a boarding school were the details that just dragged me out of the story repeatedly. I hated the middle, predicted the end, and yet I kind of want to read the next one? So, 3 stars as a novel maybe 4 stars as a beach read.