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The Last Academy

By Anne Applegate   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545502047 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.8" x 8.52" | Ages 12 & Up

Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep meets The Sixth Sense in this spine-tingling, unforgettable debut.

Camden Fisher arrives at boarding school haunted by a falling-out with her best friend back home. But the manicured grounds of Lethe Academy are like nothing Cam has ever known. There are gorgeous, preppy boys wielding tennis rackets, and circles of girls with secrets to spare. Only . . . something is not quite right. One of Cam's new friends mysteriously disappears, but the teachers don't seem too concerned. Cam wakes up to strangers in her room, who then melt into the night. She is suddenly plagued by odd memories, and senses there might be something dark and terrible brewing. But what? The answer will leave Cam - and readers - stunned and breathless, in this thrilling debut novel.

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Praise for The Last Academy

"The story offers several horror-movie worthy moments of creepiness . . . The author gives Camden a believable ninth grade voice; inventive turns of phrase lend her narration a fresh, informal quality." -Publishers Weekly

"This haunting and chilling debut novel is well-crafted and intriguing. The cover and suspenseful topics will easily draw in readers and the story line will keep them turning the pages." -VOYA