Back to School Books
I recently reviewed this novel for the author and loved it! Saddie is an orphan with special abilities and lives among the other Caelian's at a special school. The school setting was one of the things that made this book so enjoyable. It just gave the characters this special connectedness that I don't think they would have had otherwise.
This novel isn't specifically set in a school, but a lot of it takes place at school. The main character, Sam, is OCD and ends up finding her way into this group of misfit poets. I loved that part. So a lot of it was about the poetry group and Sam in school interacting with her new friends and her old friends.
Another one that's not specifically set in a school. The main character has an abusive father and when a boy at her new school starts writing her notes on sticky notes, she begins to open up and start to trust him. It is one of the sweetest love stories I've read. A lot of this one is focused around school because that's where she's free from her father.
This is probably one of my favorite reads of this year. Not set in a school, but Charlie is a student at a high school for gifted students in STEM subjects. He's a mathematician (thus the cover) and since I love math, I knew I would love this (hoped I would) and I did. It's sad but beautiful. A lot of it is focused around school as Charlie and his friends Greta and James try to drive away the new English teacher.
Most of you who have read my blog posts probably know that I love Brandon Sanderson. He's a brilliant author. This is a YA novel set in an alternate US (with kind of a steampunk vibe) where Joel wants to be a Rithmatist (a mathematician who draws chalk figures and shapes to ward of evil Chalklings). It's set in a school where Joel is one of the non Rithmatic students, but is a Rithmatics expert. Sound weird? Yep, I thought so too. But it's so good!
While there are loads more books I'm sure I could recommend, I'm going to stick with these. You should all go and read them. Right now. Also, tell me in the comments what some of your favorite books that are set in/around a school are. I'd love to add some new books to my (semi controlled) TBR pile.