Friday, 14 December 2018

Dickensen Academy by Christine Grabowski


Dickensen Academy by Christine Grabowski
Published in America by Wild Rose Press on the 12th September 2018.

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Dickensen Academy isn’t a typical boarding school. The faculty is hiding an unbelievable secret within their fine arts program. When Autumn Mattison receives an invitation to attend the high school, she yearns to escape her overbearing father yet remains reluctant to leave her mother and brother. Her doubts fade away when a vivid dream convinces her she belongs there.

Away from home, Autumn discovers a unique school environment that awakens her creative potential, and her new friends become like a second family. However, as she uncovers more about the dark side of the school and struggles with its curriculum, she questions whether Dickensen Academy is truly where she belongs. 

When tragedy strikes, Autumn must learn to believe in her own power and stand up to her greatest fear or risk having her memories destroyed to protect the school’s secrets. Caught between secrets and dreams, can she find her true self?

Meet The Author

Dickensen Academy is Christine’s debut YA novel. After graduating from the University of Washington, she earned her MBA at the University at Albany. She honed her technical writing skills in marketing and consulting but attributes the creative part of the process to her passion for reading.

When she isn’t reading or writing, Christine can often be found running, skiing, or hiking. She lives in Newcastle, Washington, with her supportive husband, two avid teen readers, and their energetic wheaten terriers.

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6 comments:

  1. When I was in my mad YA phase quite a few years back I read a lot of boarding school books. This one at least sounds like the other kids aren't a bunch of cliched bullies! That makes a change!

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    1. I remember loads of the books when I was younger seemed to be set in boarding schools which never struck me as odd even though I had never met anyone who actually attended in one in real life. It was just something kids in books did!

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  2. For some reason I always love reading books set at boarding schools and always have. The idea has fascinated me even though I have never been to one myself. Thanks for introducing me to this book ^.^

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    1. Dickensen Academy sounds a little different from the norm too. Though I keep wanting to type Dickensian Academy!

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  3. I am finding more and more YA books that sound so interesting. I have been trying to fight it, but the pull is strong!

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    1. Sometimes kicking back with a YA book is just what's needed to refresh the reading palate :-)

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