The School of the Dead

The School of the Dead

The School of the Dead is a fantastic book by Avi. I’m in seventh grade, and this is one of the best books I have ever read! It is about a 13-year-old boy named Tony Gilbert who has a weird Uncle Charlie. Uncle Charlie is always playing with the “other side” (side of the non-living). Tony’s Uncle Charlie wants him to go to a school called The Penda School. When Uncle Charlie stays at Tony’s house and suddenly dies, his parents move to San Francisco so he can go to The Penda School. Something is wrong at Penda though. The boy that Tony is replacing has disappeared, people seem scared of him, he sees ghosts in the top tower of the school, and people are following him. Find out what happens to Tony Gilbert as he unravels the secrets of The Penda School and finds out what’s really going on in those dark, but surprisingly clean hallways. Read The School of the Dead by Avi!