It’s back to school time. Now that the children are back in class you have more time to crack open a book. Check out these back to school reads that will remind you of being back in class.
Kathy looks back on her childhood in an exclusive boarding school in the English countryside. The innocent memories of childhood hide a sinister truth about the future of the students at the school who are constantly remained by their teachers about how special they are. As a young woman Kathy’s childhood friends Ruth and Tommy reappear in her life. I enjoyed this book tremendously. You can read my review here.
On Beauty is a witty novel that focuses on the lives of two college professors and their families. Howard Belsey is a white Englishman who teaches at a liberal college in the fictional town of Wellington Masschuettes. He lives with is black Floridan wife, Kiki, and their two children. Their marriage has had their ups and downs and they are struggling to hold things together.
The Kipps family is a Trinidadian family living in England. The father, Monty, is also a college professor. Unlike the Belseys the Kipps are very conservative and Christian. Throughout the book, the two families’ lives become increasingly intertwined.
Frontera is the elite school of the future dedicated to educating the worlds very best. Jennifer Ramos Kennedy is from an influential family suffering from loss who is starting her freshman year at Frontera. Jenny is eager to forget about the problems on an Earth ravished by climate change and have a normal college experience: dating and hanging out with friends. Jenny starts to notice that things are amiss at her college and has to step forward to help save the world.