Happy Tuesday everyone! We’ve got another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s school themed! It’s back to school time again (uuggggghhhh) and I’m celebrating with a list of books that have wonderful (or terrible) fictional schools. So, I’ve got my list as usual, but some of them are great and wonderful, but some of them not so much…
1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Haha you didn’t think you could get through this post without me mentioning the ever-famous, most wonderful and amazing school of all time, did you? HOGWARTS!! Of course, I had to include it. A list of fictional schools is not complete without Hogwarts!! Of course, it is far better than any real school you could go to.
2. The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
Woo, a spy school! I read maybe two books of this series in middle school, way before I understood the concept of a series. Unfortunately, small, uninformed me read them out of order, and I failed to read the first one… such a disgrace. Anyways, their super secret spy school was totally cool!
3. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
This elite dance academy was kind of evil. Like, all these girls are terrible to each other and would do nearly anything to get the top role. It’s cool they go to a school where they can follow their dreams and become amazing dancers, but their drama is awful.
4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Ok, this was so cute! It was one of the first contemporaries/romances that I read, and I loved it. Anyways, Eleanor is often made fun of during school, and usually Park is there to make her feel better. Their school is pretty typical, but I would want to avoid the people that are not so nice to them.
5. Virals by Kathy Reichs
Another school that is more typical, but it’s a private school (I’m pretty sure… it’s been a while…) with lots of fancy rich kids. However, the main characters are there on scholarship due to their parents’ jobs. I mean, it can’t be that bad of a school…
6. The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien
A school where you are filmed as a part of a reality TV show is not extremely appealing to me, but to each is own. There were some crazy, strange things going on there, though, that would definitely keep me from going there.
7. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Here we’ve got a fancy prep school, where the main character is starting her junior year. Lot’s of secrets and mysterious things going on here, which seems a little suspicious if you ask me.
8. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
This one’s about a girl who goes to a school for witches and the like. Harry Potter-ish maybe? Sounds pretty good!
9. You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
Here we have a school for the deaf, which is something I have not read about before. Unfortunately, the main character is forced to go to a regular school, which turns out to be rather difficult. And she’s an artist! (I love art!!)
10. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
This one has the children of Disney villains as the main characters!! (Also Disney made it into a movie which was actually fairly good, and now there’s a second one.) We follow the characters through their journey from their home island to a school on the mainland.
Which fictional schools would you love to go to? Link me to your TTT!
I’d go to Hogwarts in a hot minute! I’ve not read the Virals series yet, but I love Kathy Reichs so this has been on my list for a while now.
Here is our TTT.
I think almost anyone would love to go to Hogwarts! Kathy Reichs is one of my favorite authors, but it seems like Virals are not a super popular series. I hope you enjoy them!! 😄
Seriously, who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts? And yes – I love her. I need to put the Virals series on my hold list at the library soon.
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Hogwarts would be way more fun than any of my real life schools!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/top-ten-tuesday-121/
Most definitely!! 😀
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