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1. Boarding Schools in Illinois:
2. The Scarlet Letterman (Bard Academy)
3. Wuthering High

1. Boarding Schools in Illinois: Lake Forest Academy, Damien: Omen Ii, J. Ogden Armour, Robert S. Hartman, Brehm Preparatory School
Paperback: 44 Pages (2010-09-15)
list price: US$14.14 -- used & new: US$14.13
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Asin: 1157783171
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Chapters: Lake Forest Academy, Damien: Omen Ii, J. Ogden Armour, Robert S. Hartman, Brehm Preparatory School. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 42. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Lake Forest Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9 through 12 located on the North Shore in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States. As of the 2008-2009 school year, students at Lake Forest Academy come from 20 states and 28 countries. The current Head of School is Dr. John Strudwick, a former teacher at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. The school is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), and Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB). The Academy (known as "LFA") was founded in 1857 as a Presbyterian boys preparatory school. Its founding was part of the creation of Lake Forest, Illinois. The Young Ladies' Seminary at Ferry Hall, later simplified to Ferry Hall School, was founded in 1869, and was considered a sister school. Both schools proceeded with their separate missions until the early 1970's, at which point the schools began to coordinate their efforts. A merger of the schools to form the coeducational Lake Forest Academy-Ferry Hall School took place in 1974. Later, the school's name officially became Lake Forest Academy. Lake Forest College was a third component of the original founders' design and opened its doors later although it uses the Academy's founding date as its own. It has no formal relationship with the original schools. The Formal GardensLake Forest Academy is situated on a wooded 150-acre (0.61 kmĀ²) campus, which includes a small lake. There are 25 buildings on campus, including Reid Hall (formerly the estate of Chicago meat entrepreneur J. Ogden Arm...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2608961 ... Read more

2. The Scarlet Letterman (Bard Academy)
by Cara Lockwood
Paperback: 272 Pages (2007-01-02)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$0.01
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Asin: 1416524908
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Miranda Tate and her closest friends have been let in on a powerful secret: their teachers are famous dead writers.

After a heroic first semester, Miranda's got Bard Academy's ghost faculty in her debt, a new boyfriend in hot basketball player Ryan Kent, and she's just turned in a paper about The Scarlet Letter that she's sure is A material. But when the Bard Queen Bee, Parker Rodham, claims she's attacked in the woods, Ryan is all too happy to play bodyguard. Then teachers start disappearing and the campus is abuzz with news of the Hooded Sweatshirt Stalker -- not to mention sightings of a monster in the woods. But it's Miranda who feels like a moving target when she is accused not only of plagiarism but of suspicious involvement in the attacks!

Meanwhile, rumors are flying about what it really means that Miranda's wearing Ryan's varsity letterman jacket. And she just can't shake her nagging feelings for Heathcliff, who entrusted her with the locket that keeps him in the "real" world even though every one else thinks he's back where he belongs, in the pages of Wuthering Heights. Is he the campus stalker? Does she like him more than she likes Ryan? And how is that possible if he's only a character from a book? ... Read more

Customer Reviews (9)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Great!!!
My Thoughts: Welcome back to Bard Academy!! I liked the Scarlett Letterman more than Wuthering High. I think its because we really get to know the characters better. We learn their little quirks and get to know them, really know them. This book starts out with Miranda and Ryan dating and Miranda still crushing a little bit on Heathcliff. It expands the story more and I can't wait to read the third book.

Overall: A definate read if you've read the first. Read in order. The books tie together nicely and a must read if you want to know what happened to Miranda and all her friends!!

Cover: I loved this cover. It shows us a girl with a letterman jacket and it brings me back to my high school days. All the girls wearing their boyfriends letterman jackets to football games. This cover is awesome! (Reviewed at [...])

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Read
The second book in the Bard Academy was as great as the first book. Miranda was still funny and witty--just a wonderful character. The Scarlet Letterman picks up where Wuthering High left off. The sequel was just as entertaining as the first. The secondary characters were still funny and in this book they felt more real. What I like about this series is that each book can stand alone--the book doesn't end in a cliffhanger. All the aspects of the book (romance, paranormal, comedy) were evened out more and worked really good. I loved the mystery part of this book. I knew who it was about 1/3 into the book but it didn't stop me from enjoying the story.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great YA!
This book is fun, entertaining, and hard to put down.The story continues where "Wuthering High" left off, with Miranda now dating Ryan - and Heathcliff never far from her mind.There are attacks at the school and rumors flying around - both about mysterious events and about Miranda herself - and the reader gets sucked in almost immediately.

This is definitely one of those cases where the sequal is better than the original, though I do recommend reading the first book before tackling this one (recaps are given, but it's not the same).Now I'm just left hoping there will be a third book in the series, since I can't wait to find out what happens next!

3-0 out of 5 stars good teen read
This was a good read, but not as good as Wuthering High (the first book of this series).Wuthering High was perfect.Which is why the review sounds so critical.

This book did not go into the characters as much.Everyone was back, but in a more shallow form.Ryan is too naive to be true. The teachers were inconsistent in their behavior. They are so harsh on Miranda when she's innocent, but so easy on the other students who are known to be 'major problems'.

The romance with Ryan is a major disappointment, no sizzle at all.Heathcliff was slightly better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Winner!
This sequel was just as good as the first book, Wuthering High, in this up-and-coming series! Feisty Miranda is back for more crazy going-ons at Bard Academy. This semester, she is dating the infamous Ryan Kent, but she has to watch her back for sneaky Parker Rodham, who can't help but beg him to escort her class-to-class so she's not attacked by the "Hooded Sweatshirt Stalker" "again." Plus, she is still dealing with her feelings for Heathcliff, not to mention being framed for plagiarism by none other than Parker herself, plus the disappearances of Ms. W and Coach H. The ending is very climatic and leaves the reader wanting more, and they will probably get more in the upcoming books in this fabulous series! ... Read more

3. Wuthering High
by Cara Lockwood
Kindle Edition: 272 Pages (2006-07-04)
list price: US$9.95
Asin: B000NY11YM
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Fifteen-year-old Mia is not exactly thrilled when she gets the news that her parents are shipping her off to boarding school. It's not like she did anything that bad -- all she did was wreck her dad's car and max out her step mum's credit cards. So, off she goes, from Chicago to Bard Academy, an exclusive prep school that treats troubled teenagers with a healthy dose of higher learning and old-fashioned discipline. But all is not what it seems at this educational institute, and Mia and her classmates soon discover that the teachers are actually ghosts, stuck in limbo, some of them famous authors who died before their time, including Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, and Charlotte Bronte. And what's even more disturbing is that not all the ghosts have good intentions. Mia and her friends must stop one evil instructor's plan to bring down the school -- and the entire student body with it. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (17)

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun, Light Read
This story has earned an eternal place on my book shelf, and I plan on reading it again soon.
The very first sentence drew me in, and the following paragraphs drew me in even further, until I was completely immersed in the story. Heathcliff was a beautiful character, and Miranda was the party of the book--extremely teenage-ish and funny.
The only disappointment that I had, however, was the lack of depth in most of the characters. I really only got to know Miranda, and I would very much like for the author to delve deeply into each character and bring them out. Hopefully she will do so in the following novels.
Altogether, a satisfying, fun read.

3-0 out of 5 stars Liked It
My Thoughts: I loved the first two Bard Academy novels. Still need to get my hands on the third one. I really enjoyed Wuthering High. I liked the concept that all the troubled kids go to this school made especially for them.Didn't have to worry about fitting in too much since everyone is there because they have gotten into trouble. I liked Miranda and her friends very much. I especially liked Heathcliff. He was mysterious and we never really knew what was going on with him or what he was thinking. Ryan was a major jock and of course Miranda was in love with him. He's the guy every girl wants but nobody thinks they are good enough to have. I also liked her roommate. This was a thin lightweight fun read. Only took a few hours but still enjoyed it very much!

Overall: I enjoyed it, never knew it existed until a few weeks ago. I picked the first and second book up and read them both quickly.

Cover: Its a cute cover. A little plain but just the right amount to be enjoyable.

(Reviewed by Princess Bookie)

4-0 out of 5 stars Really great read
Wuthering High had an original concept. Author's with unfinished business became ghosts who teach delinquents. I really liked that. Miranda was a likable character. She was like every other teenager. She was funny, insecure, and just plain fun to read about.She didn't let anything bring her down. All the characters were entertaining even the secondary characters but they didn't have depth.The secondary characters had funny dialogue but they didn't seem real. The plot was fast-paced and the paranormal aspect of the book was well executed. The mystery part of the book was interesting. The romance in the book was good but since the book had paranormal,romance, comedy and some mystery, it sometimes felt like it was too much.There were a lot of pop culture references in the novel. Overall this was a really good start to a new series which I will continue to read.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's great, if you're fourteen.
I enjoyed it. It was funny and had a pretty good plot. However, I'm 20 and think it's more suitable for younger kids, those in high school.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's a Good One
I wasn't sure whether or not I was going to enjoy this book, but I hoped that I would since I decided to buy not only this book but the two after it as well. I wasn't disappointed and I don't feel like my money was wasted. At the beginning of the book I wasn't too sure if I would like Miranda. She's says she's not judgmental and can hang out with people from all walks of life, but she's constantly using labels like normal, freak, and weird to describe people. Face facts Miranda is a hypocrite and this made it hard for me to like her, but luckily she gets over it pretty (unconviencingly) quick.

Other then that I thought the book was good. Not as funny as it wants to be but it was entertaining. If you end up enjoying this series I recommand The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot. It has the same kind of mystery, ghost stories ideas that seem to be going on here. Also Suze is the same age. ... Read more

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