Title: The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant
Author: Joanna Wiebe
Where I got it: From NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review
So many secrets for such a small island. From the moment Anne Merchant arrives at Cania Christy, a boarding school for the world’s wealthiest teens, the hushed truths of this strange, unfamiliar land begin calling to her—sometimes as lulling drumbeats in the night, sometimes as piercing shrieks.
One by one, unanswered questions rise. No one will tell her why a line is painted across the island or why she is forbidden to cross it. Her every move—even her performance at the school dance—is graded as part of a competition to become valedictorian, a title that brings rewards no one will talk about. And Anne discovers that the parents of her peers surrender million-dollar possessions to enroll their kids in Cania Christy, leaving her to wonder what her lowly funeral director father could have paid to get her in… and why.
As a beautiful senior struggles to help Anne make sense of this cloak-and-dagger world without breaking the rules that bind him, she must summon the courage to face the impossible truth—and change it—before she and everyone she loves is destroyed by it.
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I didn't know what to expect when I started this book, but I figured it would be awesome. I mean really, how intriguing is the word "unseemly"???? I'm not afraid to admit that I was sucked in by the title and the cover, but what kept me interested was the creepy mystery of Cania Christy and its remote island. Not to mention the shady administration, strict and ridiculous rules, and basically everything else about this book.
It's so hard to describe this book without giving away the mystery, so I'm not going to try. Just trust me when I say that this is completely unexpected, different from anything I've read, and definitely worth your time. I can't wait to find out what happens next, because I just know that there's going to be more to this story!
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