Sunday, August 25, 2019

Twenty of the best school stories & university novels

At the Waterstones blog, Mark Skinner tagged twenty of the best school stories and university novels, including:
Tom Perrotta

The suburban high school as a microcosm of corrupt American society, Tom Perrotta’s savagely witty satire deftly demonstrates how the noblest of intentions can turn ugly very quickly. Fiercely intelligent and blistering funny, Election is a vote-winning classroom cracker.
Read about another entry on the list.

Election is among Jeff Somers's five books that take place over one school year, Ellen Wehle's four top novels featuring bad teacher-student behavior, and Don Calame's top ten funny teen boy books.

--Marshal Zeringue