Chrissie has experienced bullying in herprevious school. It was so severe that she tried to commit suicide. Her twinbrother, Richard, felt a big responsibility over what happened, considering itwas his best friend that instigated the bullying. They transferred to a newschool and Richard was able to make friends immediately. Chrissie, on the otherhand, continued on her downward spiral towards depression. Now, because oftheir father's work, the twins will be transferring to a new school again, aboarding school at that. This time the roles have been reversed. Chrissie isthe cool girl and Richard is the target of bullies. What Richard doesn't knowis that his predicament is caused by someone closer than he realized. WillRichard be able to stop the bullies before it's his turn; to try to end hissuffering in School Monitor by Alex Dunn?
What's so scary about psychological thrillersis the possibility that it can happen to anyone. School Monitor read sorealistically that I had goosebumps going through the whole book. It was a keepyou on the edge of your seat kind of book, a real page turner. It was frighteningthat such acts of cruelty could happen and be initiated by children. Alex Dunncreated a masterfully written book. It is a great mystery and psychologicalhorror. The author also wrote some very graphic descriptions of the scenes,both amazing and gruesome. A very well written book. The things that went on inthat boarding school were inconceivable. What I would like to see, though, ishow the mastermind worked through their plot. How that person managed tomanipulate an entire school into targeting a single person. Other than that, itwas an amazing book. It would be a great movie too, if it was ever turned intoone.