George and Kate are promised the finest education when they transfer to the Whittaker Magnet School. It boasts the highest test scores in the nation. But at what price? Their school's curriculum is focused on beating standardized tests; classes are held in dreary, windowless rooms; and students are force-fed noxious protein shakes to improve their test performance. Worst of all, there seems to be a demon loose in the building--one whose murderous work has only just begun.
A bitterly funny satire about the state of modern education from the author of Tangerine and Crusader. Includes a reader's guide and an author's note.
Kate Melvil and her uncle George (who is actually two years younger than Kate) are new students at the exclusive Whittaker Magnet School--a school that boasts the highest test scores in the nation. Life at the school is very strange--classes are taught in a windowless basement and the focus is solely on how to improve standardized testing scores. Additionally, the students are forced to drink strange tasting protein shakes, and the only physical fitness regime they engage in is working out on treadmills. To make matters worse, the school itself seems to be haunted by a demon with murder on its mind. Will George and Kate be able to uncover the dark secret hidden within the bland walls of Whittaker Magnet?