A humorous take on the classic boarding school style of book for younger readers.
St Grizzle’s isn’t your average boarding school; more like a modern St Trinian’s, there is a lack of structure and it’s like one big dysfunctional family. This is the third book in the series, but it was still easy to get into and follow the story.
I do feel a bit let down by this title; it was fairly good to begin with but then just felt a bit lacklustre. I don’t know whether if I was a younger reader I may have enjoyed it more; my main issue was just the lack of story and silliness of the whole thing, but, at the same time, I still adore stories about boarding schools and feel like so much more could have happened.
That all said, Karen McCombie is a good author and her writing style is very easy to get into. I think this would appeal more to reluctant readers in the 9-12 category due to the nature of the story and it not being too challenging a read.