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KLIATTA new series within a new line of MTV Books, Wuthering High is surprisingly good. What starts out like a potentially empty chick-lit story develops into something more as readers are introduced to Miranda, a semi-spoiled rich girl who ran up her stepmother's credit cards, totalled her father's BMW, and came home drunk the night before her PSAT. Sent to Bard Academy, a boarding school for troubled teens, Miranda must learn to live among those she previously deemed beneath her, including her Satan-worshipping roommate. She needs to do this without her blow dryer, cell phone, or iPod, as no electronics are allowed. The school is eerily cold and Gothic, with all of the teachers known only by a first initial and one teacher leaving a puddle wherever she goes. Shortly after Miranda arrives at the school, bizarre and unexplainable occurrences plague her. She befriends a few students who work with her to uncover the dangerous mysteries that fill Bard Academy. Part chick-lit, part Gothic mystery, part supernatural suspense, and touched with humor, Wuthering High is seemingly genre-resistant and hard to explain without giving away critical plot points. What is easy to say is that it is a page-turner with a satisfying ending leading to what is sure to be a highly anticipated sequel. KLIATT Codes: JS--Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2006, Simon & Schuster, MTV, 257p., $9.95.. Ages 12 to 18.