For some people, high school is four years that are fondly remembered as the best years in life. I am not one of those people. I started 9th grade as a New England transplant placed in a southern suburban high school of over 2,000 students. I hated every minute of it. I begged and pleaded with my parents to send me to boarding school back up north and they in turn, laughed at me. And while I begrudgingly made it through 4 tough years and moved on, I still can’t help but romanticize boarding school and dream of the school days I never had- cavorting around foggy school grounds, lessons in Charms and Divination, cheering on me mates at the Quidditch pitch, er…ok, so Hogwarts doesn’t really exist, but like I said, it’s a dream. Fantasy or reality, boarding schools make great settings for books. Below are a few of my favorites.
Do you have any boarding school fiction recommendations?