The Castle School (for Troubled Girls)


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$17.99  $16.73
Sourcebooks Fire
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5.8 X 8.3 X 1.7 inches | 1.06 pounds

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About the Author

Alyssa Sheinmel is the bestselling author of several novels for young adults including A Danger to Herself and Others and Faceless. Alyssa currently lives and writes in New York. Follow Alyssa on Instagram and Twitter @AlyssaSheinmel or visit her online at


"Hooked me from page one. I couldn't stop reading until I had every single answer." -- Francesca Zappia, author of Eliza and Her Monsters

"An achingly beautiful exploration of grief and relationships, parents and children, the ways we hurt and the ways we heal. THE CASTLE SCHOOL masterfully displays Sheinmel's talent for building tension while crafting complex, flawed and fascinating characters. Moira's story and those of the students at the mysterious Castle Schools gripped me from the first page and held me fast long after I finished reading." -- Gilly Segal, New York Times bestselling co-author of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

"Beneath the trappings of a fast-paced mystery, this novel holds a heartrending exploration of
adolescent grief... Memorable." -- Booklist
"Mental health awareness wrapped in a captivating storyline. " -- Kirkus Reviews
"Complex and layered... A heartfelt exploration of grief, guilt, and recovery." -- School Library Journal
"Sheinmel's introspective story skillfully illustrates the weight of grief, the difference between adaptive and nonadaptive reactions to trauma, and the healing power of radical acceptance." -- Publishers Weekly
"An effective exploration of mental illness, and it will share a coveted place on reading lists with Laurie Halse Anderson and Patricia McCormick." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"In the long run the story seems to center back to Moira's growth through her pain from Nathan's death. One of those more poignant narratives that I got choked up while reading was the passage where Moira talks about how we can cry without actual tears." -- Youth Services Book Review