Parents of rebellious kids threaten them with boarding school, but clearly that’s where all the fun happens. (Because … no parents!) Check out these:
YA Books Featuring Boarding School Shenanigans
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
A YA classic and yes, it’s set in an academy. For vampires. One of the YA Romances for All Time (And yes, the book was better than the movie.)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Feminism, boarding school pranks. This is an oldie but a goodie!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Unrequited love at the American School in Paris. Read it for the travelogue. Read it for the romance.
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Creepy and atmospheric story of a boy at a New England Boarding school who may or may not be what he seems.
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
A rom com with social commentary – who doesn’t love a story that’s romantic AND smart. Story of a girl who dresses as a boy to audition for an all-male acapella group. LGBTQ. And pranks!
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Hijinks at a witchy boarding school – a story filled with snarky humor!
Looking for Alaska by John Green
This has all the Green hallmarks: an unattainable girl, a quest, and snappy dialogue.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Paranormal goings-on at a fancy boarding school in England. (Hint: chew your food VERY carefully)
Want more great YA recommendations? Check out YA Books About Spies, Assassins and Secret Agents, YA Books That Take Place the Summer Before College, Or YA Amnesia Books That Aren’t Forgettable!
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