The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

10893214Victoria hates nonsense. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. He is a disaster, lazy and dreamy, shirt always untucked, obsessed with his silly piano. Victoria often wonders why she ever bothered being his friend. (Lawrence does, too.)

But then Lawrence goes missing. And he is not the only one. Victoria soon discovers that The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is not what it appears to be. Kids go in but come out different. Or they don’t come out at all.

If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria, even if it means getting a little messy.

How did I get the book? I bought it

Genre: Fantasy / Mystery / Horror

Review: If you have a phobia of insects then this is not the book for you. As you become further trapped in Cavendish House the odd little scuttles and noises in your own home will make you wonder; ‘is someone watching?’ I loved the book for exactly this reason.

Victoria is perfect, she truly is, right to the shiny hair and yet I loved her from the moment I began this story. To her horror she realises that her ‘project’, has actually become her best friend. So when Lawrence disappears Victoria begins asking questions.

I adored pretty much everything about the world Claire Legrand introduced me to, and the writing is wonderful. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is completely my kind of book.

Personally I always recommend that people try something new and this might just be that book. Yes it’s different from other middle-grade stories and creepier but so  enjoyable.

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is marvellously horrid and dark.

Recommend it?

Absolutely

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