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Last month you shipped off from Hatterly, your old home town, and changed lives: from foster kid to fulltime student at Trumbull Woodhouse, the most elite all-girls boarding school in the country. Wise move? You hope. Big change? Defnitely.

From the minute you arrive on campus, the deans and faculty emphasize how special Trumbull Woodhouse girls are, how lucky you all are to be here. Sulum Puella Est Donum "Every Girl Is Gifted" goes the ...
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Last month you shipped off from Hatterly, your old home town, and changed lives: from foster kid to fulltime student at Trumbull Woodhouse, the most elite all-girls boarding school in the country. Wise move? You hope. Big change? Defnitely.

From the minute you arrive on campus, the deans and faculty emphasize how special Trumbull Woodhouse girls are, how lucky you all are to be here. Sulum Puella Est Donum "Every Girl Is Gifted" goes the school motto. Since the frst class graduated in 1882, TW grads have gone on to lead the most distinguished and glamorous lives possible from Wall Street CEOs (14) to Oscar-winning flm stars (3) to Nobel prize winners (1). But a mystery lurks on the grounds of this revered institution. A society sworn to uphold the founder's deepest secrets has become divided. A war for power burbles just under the campus's placid calm. Is the legend true, did Founder Emma Woodhouse see the future and write down her predictions? Or is the rumored Apocryphon just some old book, the musings of a dying woman trying to control her creation from beyond the grave? Who would steal the book? And why?

In your frst month at TW, as a mysterious enemy tries to undermine your every efforts to belong, you come to suspect your new alma mater has a past as strange and troubled as you do. Both you and Trumbull Woodhouse are bent on keeping your secrets from the public eye, but as we all know, the public eye is most interested in the girl who's on top.
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Gr 7-9

Fans of Libba Bray's "Gemma Doyle" trilogy (Delacorte) will find some similarities in this modern, upbeat story told entirely in the second person. Unfortunately, this novel is not as compelling or well written. An unnamed "you" is a 14-year-old foster child from South Carolina who has an unsettling ability to see visions of the future, which she calls "shimmers." Fearing that her foster parents are about to send her back to a group home because her odd behavior might harm their toddler, she gets accepted to the most prestigious boarding school in the country, paid for by an anonymous benefactor. She makes new friends and has an enemy who is sabotaging her studies and trying to frame her as a thief. With the help of her friends and her shimmering ability, she is able to uncover the school's sinister secrets. Much of the book is devoted to describing the boarding-school environment, and there are few magic or fantastical elements. The second-person narrative is a novelty that neither enhances nor hinders the plot. Additional, at best.-Kimberly Garnick Giarratano, Rockaway Township Public Library, NJ

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Meet the Author

Sophie Talbot attended a school much like Trumbull Woodhouse where she was President of her 6th Form class.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2009

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    Great book!

    I really liked this book. The second-hand narration is a little awkward at first, but it's interesting, and I found myself asking 'Why don't other authors do this?'. It's a little slow at the begining, but it gets way better. The end leaves you hanging, and waiting for the next book. I can't wait until it comes out! It is short but it's great for reading on a weekend.

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  • Posted June 26, 2010

    It wasn't great....

    The story has little subtlety and the writing style isn't great, even for an "Adventures of You" book. It isn't bad, but even for this genre I was disappointed. It is superficially entertaining so if you are bored and looking for something in the bookstore, this is okay.

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