Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mischief & middle grade

Merits of Mischief: The Bad Apple by T.R. Burns
Simon & Schuster, May 2012

When Seamus Hinckle accidentally kills his substitute teacher with an apple, he's sent off to the Kilter Academy, which promises to reform him. But Kilter Academy is not as it seems. Seamus' roommate is pyromaniac, the students have access to all sorts of trouble-making tools, and demerits are necessary for passing classes. Seamus is different from his peers- his trouble-making acts are accidents. Will he be able to cause mischief on purpose? And just what is the true purpose of Kilter, anyway? If you loved The Mysterious Benedict Society or the Secret Series, Merits of Mischief just might be perfect for covert reading under a desk- whether or not you're a trouble-maker yourself.

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