the Secret Life of a Boarding School Brat
Lydia Rice absolutely cannot stand the Florence T. Pocket boarding school. Homesick for her mother, grieving for her grandmother, and feeling unwanted by all, Lydia prowls the halls during her sleepless nights and wreaks havoc during the day. But after she meets Howie, the night watchman and self-poroclaimed Silly Wizard, life begins to get a lot less boring. When Howie gives her the wizardly task of discovering a long-forgotten Pocket School secret, Lydia not only turns the school on its head, but uncovers some revelations about her own family. Set in New England in 1965, this beguiling middle grade novel tells a perceptive story about an unforgettable girl.