Scholastic Launches Boarding School Series
In Chestnut Hill #1: The New Class (Scholastic Paperbacks/Scholastic; August 2005; $4.99; Ages 9-12), Lauren Brooke invites us to get to know the girls of Chestnut Hill, a Virginia boarding school with a rich tradition of academics, horses, and rivalry.
This year, five girls from different backgrounds will challenge the Chestnut Hill stereotype. There’s witty, spunky Dylan, secretive Malory, western tomboy Lani, Honey, the soft-spoken Brit, and polished New Yorker Razina. None is prepared for the social or riding rigors, and they all doubt they will fit in-certainly not if Queen Bee Lynsey and her cliqué have any say.
If this unlikely fivesome can band together, they may prove themselves the true stars of Chestnut Hill.
Lauren Brooke spent her childhood in the stable and in school-in that order. She now juggles her writing with mucking out stalls and riding the two horses that live behind her English home.
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