This French series focuses on the students at a small but prestigious dance boarding school in an unnamed location. Zoe, the narrator, and her friends are high schoolers, yet exude a youthful exuberance that will appeal to younger readers. While there are romance and teen concerns, a sense of innocence is maintained and positive messages abound. In Fear of Pumpkins, the friends encounter a number of Halloween pranks, but in the end pull together (a theme of the series) to solve a mystery involving the school director. A number of highly stylized cartoon illustrations (think Kim Possible done in a French style manga) sprinkled throughout add to the charm of the story, including a “map” of the school and Zoe’s room. While this could be an ideal high interest/low level reading series, the cost is prohibitive, especially when compared to other hi/low series. In addition, some students will be disinclined to pick up such a slim (100 page), brightly-colored read. Consider as a secondary purchase where more hi/low options are needed. Recommended for grades 4 to 8.
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