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Wacko Academy
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Wacko Academy
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You think your school is bad?  Eighth grader Lily Mason has enough hassles dealing with siblings, cranky teachers and the cute new guy in school.  But when she's kidnapped and brought to the elite Wackerson (Wacko) Academy, it will take all of her smarts and courage to outwit the school's treacherous owner - even if it means teaming up with his infuriating and unnecessarily handsome son.  At once funny, harrowing and romantic, Wacko Academy is a book that will enthrall and entertain adult and young adult readers alike!

You think your school is bad?  Eighth grader Lily Mason has enough hassles dealing with siblings, cranky teachers and the cute new guy in school.  But when she's kidnapped and brought to the elite Wackerson (Wacko) Academy, it will take all of her smarts and courage to outwit the school's treacherous owner - even if it means teaming up with his infuriating and unnecessarily handsome son.  At once funny, harrowing and romantic, Wacko Academy is a book that will enthrall and entertain adult and young adult readers alike!

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  • Faith Wilkins has been writing poems and short stories since the age of seven. She loves music, plays the violin, and sings in a local choral group, Jubilate. Faith began writing Wacko Academy during the summer of seventh grade in a spiral notebook. She is currently a 15-year old high school student who lives with her mother and two brothers in New York's Hudson Valley.

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  • DOGO Books asma234 - I'm on the last few pages of this book and I loved it.It's very inspiring how the author was so young when she wrote this book.I can't wait to read the next book. It's basically about a girl becoming friends with this boy who seems a little different but girls swarm over him.They're friends for a while until he starts distancing himself from her.One day he comes to her house saying they don't have much time and things like that.So she follows him and then she gets captured and taken to a boarding school.She thinks the school is wacko but he thinks it;s fine.It's owed by his scientist dad.One day they go snooping around and he finally finds out how crazy and evil his dad is.His dad experiments on kids turning them into monsters.He treats the kids like test rats.So they plan an escape and take as many kids from his dads wacko lab as they can.It's a really cool book and I loved it.5 stars from me!
  • School Library Journal

    May 1, 2012

    Gr 5-8-Lily Mason is a typical teen whose eighth-grade year turns out to be anything but typical. Her adventure begins when a new student, Dustin, is in every one of her classes. At first she is skeptical about this intriguing and attractive boy, but eventually the two become friends. A few months later, Lily is flabbergasted as she awakens at Wackerson Academy, miles away from her friends and family, apparently kidnapped by her "friend." Now her life is consumed with a plethora of classes such as Japanese, dance, martial arts, and Poison 101. During boot camp, Lily begins to understand that several other classmates are also being held against their will, and that intense and horrific experiments are being performed on them. Can she escape this high-tech training prison, invisible to society, in time? This is a plot-driven story that includes romance, humor, and tough decisions. While the tale is compelling, the writing is weak. Bland descriptions and elementary word choice simplify an intriguing concept, and the characters remain underdeveloped and undefined. Overall, through the voice and authentic perspective of the 14-year-old author, readers are immersed in a world in which teens must take charge. Useful to inspire students, as an example of teen authorship.- Mary-Brook J. Townsend, The McGillis School, Salt Lake City, UT

    Copyright 2012 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • April Pohren, Café of Dreams Book Reviews Imaginative, unique and impossible to put down, Wacko Academy by Faith Wilkins is a story not-to-be-missed by young readers as well as adults. Faith Wilkins displays an excellent and incredible talent for weaving a story which flows smoothly and vividly draws the reader in. Her writing voice is one of maturity, yet age appropriate to draw Middle Grade readers in with the slang and vices of that age group. That is not to say that older readers will not love Wacko Academy as well - I know I loved it and I am thirty-eight. I am anxious to share this book with my ten-year-old daughter as well. With summer approaching, Wacko Academy is the perfect book to grab for even the most reluctant readers. There is mystery, intrigue, humor and a tinge of romance all rolled into one excellent book that both boys and girls will be hooked on!
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