The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, by Claire Legrand

Monday, 3 March 2014

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, by Claire Legrand

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "Victoria 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’s 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."


  • This was a really weird and creepy book. If you're looking for something like that, then go and pick up this book ASAP because you will adore it.
  • Personally, I don't really like weird books, and I expected this to be more like Miss Peregrine. It was really different. First of all, this is about twelve year olds, and second, it's more English (British) and very posh and proper in writing.
  • I found Victoria, the main character, to be a real sweetheart. Even though she had that whole attitude about being the best and all, I liked her a lot. She ended up being really caring by the end of the story.
  • The author did a good job on having the heroine relate to the reader, but I needed more action.

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