The Castle School (for Troubled Girls) by Alyssa Sheinmel
From New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel comes a dark psychological contemporary about a grieving teen sent to a mysterious boarding school where nothing is quite what it seems.
When Moira Dreyfuss’s parents announce that they’re sending her to boarding school, Moira isn’t fooled. She knows her parents are punishing her; she’s been too much trouble since her best friend Nathan died—and for a while before that. At the Castle School, isolated from the rest of the world, Moira will be expected to pour her heart out to the strange headmaster, Dr. Prince. But she isn’t interested in getting over Nathan’s death, or befriending her fellow students.
On her first night there, Moira hears distant music. On her second, she discovers the lock on her window is broken. On her third, she and her roommate venture outside…and learn that they’re not so isolated after all. There’s another, very different, Castle School nearby—this one filled with boys whose parents sent them away, too.
Moira knows something isn’t right about the Castle School—about either of them. But uncovering the truth behind the schools’ secrets may force Moira to confront why she was sent away in the first place.