The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girlsby Claire Legrand
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. (description from Amazon.com)
Did you love Coraline? Are you a Lemony Snicket fan? If so, this is a GREAT book for you...
Everything in Victoria's town has gone just a little bit twisty. Kids are disappearing, adults are ignoring things, and no one is willing to talk to Victoria about it. She, however, is the last person to give up when she knows she is right...and she knows that something is wrong and the Cavendish Home has something to do with it.
Once Victoria starts asking questions, though, she attracts the wrong kind of attention, and once she's been taken to the Cavendish Home, there may be no escaping.
Suspenseful and creepy.
Full disclosure: Borrowed from my Library