This was a book I always picked up among entering a bookstore but eventually put back for something more exciting. Then I was wasting time at St. Marks Bookstore one day and finally decided to buy the thing. I’m glad I did. I think I might enjoy so many books about boarding schools and colleges as a subconscious way to fill the void of Harry Potter. There was quite a bit of filler in this book, but I didn’t mind too much. I will automatically cheer for any character named Rupert, especially if he is into science and the French horn.