School of Fear
Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders.
Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying.
Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces.
Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water.
With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to hel ...more
I can describe School of Fear in one word….wait for it….QUIRKY! I bet you thought I was going to say spooky or scary or phobias or fearful. It has those too, but it’s mostly quirky. And I really like quirky.
The four main characters are children with serious phobias. So serious, in fact, that their parents have sent them to the School of Fear to be cured. My favorite character was Madeleine She was smart and soft-spoken, but she also had a major fear of bugs – especially spiders. I can rela ...more
It starts by introducing us - at length - to the four main characters and their fears. First we see them individually, and then as they start to come together. But this extended intro doesn't really add anything new, it's just the same sort of introductions to their phobia-induced quirks over and over again.
We finally get to the school and meet ...more
I'll end up using it in my second grade classroom to show students that even as an adult, sometimes we have to sound out l-o-n-g words (the different phobias).
Since that was my favorite part, I'll put those in here to save you the time from reading the rest of the book yourself...
Mottephobia is the ...more
The four kids in question are Theo, who is afraid of dying, Madeline who is afraid of spiders and insects, Lulu who is claustrophobic and afraid of heights, and Garrison, ...more
While it was indeed interesting, and had a fun concept, it was predictable, in my opinion, and I didn't find it a new plot line. I personally wished they had played up on the actual fears though, as it seemed they were rather untouched throughout the entirety of the book.
The style and illustrations heavily reminded me of The Benedict Society. It was similar in ways, though I feel School of F ...more
What are you afraid of?
It may be spiders, death, confined spaces, or even large areas of water?
Whatever it is just remember, everyone is afraid of something.
The cover and name of School of Fear, by Gitty Daneshvari, makes the book look scary and serious. But before I was finished with the first page I knew it was a carefree, silly book. There is a wide range of characters from the normal, sports loving Garrison Feldman to the odd, brainiac Madeleine Masterson.
Meet the thoughtful, strange Madel ...more
-The story was OK. (I wasn't that interested in it.)
-The author would put the name of the fear then, define what the fear was.
What I didn't like:
-So many details not needed. (Could've been simplified by a lot.)
-Didn't hook me at all. (I only read this book for the sake of A.R.)
I would probably read the 3rd book. I thought the 2nd book was good. The 1st was kind of boring. (I read the books out of order... I read the 2nd one first.)
This book is basically about 4 kids with fe ...more
Now, there is a definite similarity to The Mysterious Benedict Society in the quirky and humorous writing style, in the strange and implausibly designed world, and in the population of peculiar and eccentric characters. School of Fear lacks a certain coziness that The Mysterious Benedict Society holds, as one might gu ...more
Do you have any irrational fears? Do you wish to get rid of them?
This summer, four twelve year olds - Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison - will be forced by their parents to go to the School of Fear and see if they can do just that.
This elite, private boarding school is full of gloominess and lanterns that hang from rusty old chains. The inhabitants spend endless hours of learning proper smiling and waving with their former beauty pageant contestant princi ...more
Author: Gitty Daneshvari
This book was about 4 kids Madeleine Masterson, Theodore Bartholomew, Lulu Punchalow, and Garrison. Every one is afraid of something. School of Fear is to help them overcome their fears. But when their peculiar teacher Mrs.Wellington and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening then ever. Their fears the four some realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives.
I gave this book a 3 stars because. I liked the ...more
I love this book because its quirky and fun. The book had me laughing at Mrs.Wellington's teaching methods. They sounded unusual. The book itself is a really good one and it was a...more
My 8yo daughter read it and then lent me the book. Since I'd seen it at the library and was interested in it then, I thought I'd go for it. I tried for over 100 pages but the pacing was all off and I didn't care a lick about the characters. I felt that the writer was trying to write like someone else, although I'm not sure who, and it did not come across very genuine.
It's important to note that my 8yo, with an independe ...more
I like this book because I have some fears that are in this book.i rate this book 4 stars.This is not a scary book if you were wondering.If you like funny and "scary" books then read School of Fear.I reccomend this book to Mrs.Sp ...more
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