If You Like Stories with Boarding Schools, Then Read… (Part Two)

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Villette by Charlotte Brontë

After a family tragedy, Lucy Snowe departs from England to teach at an all-girls’ boarding school in Brussels.  There she finds unexpected romance, but can a man really make her happy?

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

Jo March dreamed of opening a school for boys and, now married with two sons, she has turned Plumfield into just that, welcoming twelve orphans into the halls that Aunt March once considered sacred.  Of course, one expects a lot of mischief with a house full of boys, but are Jo and her husband ready to take in Dan, a boy who teaches the others about cards and smoking?

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kathy and her friends grew up at Hailsham, always knowing that they were different and that their lives would be dedicated to helping others.  As children, they did not question their fates, but now, as an adult, Kathy finds herself drawn once more to her old crush Tom and wondering why things couldn’t be different.

Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

Twelve-year-old Abby lives in a world where everyone possesses magic–everyone, that is, except her.  Shunned as an outcast, she accepts an unusual offer from the new ruler, who wishes to end the prejudice against people like her, and decides to attend school in the city.  There she will learn how to function in a magical society using her only her wits and her physical skill.  Danger lurks everywhere, however, and even the school walls cannot protect Abby and her friends from the heroic questers who wish to enslave them.

A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin

When Tria receives a letter accepting her to a school for the magically gifted, she is beyond thrilled.  But magic can be used for evil as well as for good and soon Tria is not worrying about finals but rather about her life.

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