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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
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Mar 18, 2012

bookshelves: ya, 2012

When Victoria’s best friend Lawrence disappears, she decides to investigate and discovers something amiss at the local orphans’ home. First of all, I adored Victoria, who is a controlling little perfectionist likes things just so and has a horror of getting a B. To be honest, she reminds me a bit of my insufferable younger self, though I wasn’t as awesome and fierce. Second, the atmosphere is deliciously spooky: the Cavendish home is a place full of horrors like stinging creepy-crawlies and mystery meat and the cruel Mrs. Cavendish, who reads like a cross between the Other Mother from Coraline and awful Professor Umbridge. Honestly, I tend to get bored by middle-grade books (I really like kissing scenes, okay?), but I couldn’t put this down! Recommend! (read via Apocalypsies ARC tour; out now!)
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Reading Progress

March 18, 2012 – Shelved
July 24, 2012 – Started Reading
July 26, 2012 –
0.0% "Loving this book! It reminds me of CORALINE in the best possible way."
August 6, 2012 – Shelved as: ya
August 6, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
August 6, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Michelle (FabBookReviews) Yes about Professor Umbridge! That is exactly who I thought of. Such despicable creations that really got under my skin. This was a great read!

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