Do you love dramatic young adult books that take place at boarding schools? Conversion by Katherine Howe will intrigue you. Find out more about this witchy realistic fiction read with a twist.
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Author: Katherine Howe
Genre: Young Adult | Mental Health and Wellness | Historical Fiction Mysteries
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2014
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Description Of Conversion by Katherine Howe From The Publisher, Penguin Random House:
“A chilling mystery based on true events, from New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe.
It’s senior year, and St. Joan’s Academy is a pressure cooker. Grades, college applications, boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends keep it together. Until the school’s queen bee suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class.
The mystery illness spreads to the school’s popular clique, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor erupts into full-blown panic.
Everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago…”
About The Author, Katherine Howe:
Katherine Howe is a New York Times bestselling author. Uniquely, she comes from a family of accused witches during the Salem Witchcraft Trials. Katherine is also a teacher at Cornell. Read more about Katherine Howe here.
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