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~Free ♫ School of Fear ♂ Everyone Is Afraid Of SomethingMadeleine Masterson Is Deathly Afraid Of Bugs, Especially Spiders Theodore Bartholomew Is Petrified Of Dying Lulu Punchalower Is Scared Of Confined Spaces Garrison Feldman Is Terrified Of Deep Water With Very Few Options Left, The Parents Of These Four Twelve Year Olds Send Them To The Highly Elusive And Exclusive School Of Fear To Help Them Overcome Their Phobias But When Their Peculiar Teacher, Mrs Wellington, And Her Unconventional Teaching Methods Turn Out To Be Frightening Than Even Their Fears, The Foursome Realize That This Just May Be The Scariest Summer Of Their Lives This is a funny, offbeat book for middle grade students with an intriguing premise four 12 year olds go to the School of Fear one summer to overcome their phobias Madeleine Masterson comes from England with a fear of bugs and spiders Theodore Bartholomew is afraid of dying and endearingly annoying Lulu Punchalower is claustrophobic and mean and Garrison Feldman, athlete extraordinaire, from Miami is afraid of large bodies of water Eccentric former beauty pagent contestant, Mrs Wellington runs the school on top of a high plateau, the base of which is surrounded by a forest She is assisted by her faithful, visually impaired servant Schmidty, who is responsible for such things as cooking and applying Mrs Wellington s makeup She has 5 pets, 4 cats and 1 bulldog named Macaroni whose companion, Cheese, recently passed away The chapters are short, and some of the phrasing is so delightful it is arresting While sophisticated readers will catch on to what is happening in the story, I think most of its target audience will love the surprises. For me, the best part of this book was the page before each new chapter where the author gave the name and basic description of different fears The characters were annoying The plot was predictable.I ll end up using it in my second grade classroom to show students that even as an adult, sometimes we have to sound out l o n g words the different phobias.Since that was my favorite part, I ll put those in here to save you the time from reading the rest of the book yourselfMottephobia is the fear of moths.Phasmophobia is the fear of ghosts.Illyngophobia is the fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.Agyrophobia is the fear of crossing the street.Ablutophobia is the fear of washing or bathing.Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.Optophobia is the fear opening one s eyes.Cacophobia is the fear of ugliness.Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables.Peladophobia is the fear of bald people.Nomatophobia is the fear of names.Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.Logizomechanophobia is the fear of computers.Osmophobia is the fear of smells.Helminthobhobia is the fear of being infested with worms.Mastigophobia is the fear of punishment.Eisoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.Atychiphobia is the fear of failure.Mnemophobia is the fear of memories.Somniphobia is the fear of sleep.Autophobia is the fear of being alone.Chirophobia is the fear of hands.Geliophobia is the fear of laughter.Heliophobia is the fear of the sun.Cynophobia is the fear of dogs.Phobophobia is the fear of phobias. Quite enjoyable TBCD for a drive down hwy 101 I ve always been fascinated by phobias Personally, I m afraid of clowns interactive performers performances and loud noises can t stand fireworks, balloons, suspense involving a gun going off, etc As a kid, I thought myself very unusual for not liking typically kid beloved things clowns, balloons Anyway, that may or may not be the reason I enjoyed this book Irrational fears are fascinating.School of Fear is about four kids who are forced to go to a school where they will be trained out of their fears The heightened though basically realistic world reminded me of other quirky j fiction like The Mysterious Benedict Society I would have been happy if they d simply spent the whole story discovering the school.But I thought the headmistresses obsession with beauty pageants tiresome, and when the plot derailed, I was irritated.Definitely enjoyable, but lost a star for those things.Great hook for booktalks, though. What s up with people not being able to write an ending to save their lives It was fairly easy to see what was happening during the final quest, since the title is School of Fear, and somehow, all the kids were forced to confront their fears during the journey.I know it s set up for sequels, but it literally just sort of stopped I turned the page thinking there would be , and then there was blankness, the worst kind of blankness since I was expecting something I will read the second one, because I did enjoy the writing style and laugh out loud at certain parts I wish there was a choice between liked it and it was ok I want to give it 2.5 stars.I do think people between 7 and 11 would really adore the book, ages 12 to 18 maybe less so. School of Fear is the story of four kids trying to conquer their fears by enrolling in an exclusive, hush hush summer program in Massachusetts called the School of Fear The only way to attend is by getting a recommendation from a therapist who is in the know about the school Everyone who knows about it swears by its results The four kids in question are Theo, who is afraid of dying, Madeline who is afraid of spiders and insects, Lulu who is claustrophobic and afraid of heights, and Garrison, a jock who is afraid of water All of the children are quite precocious and intelligent with the exception of Garrison , yet harbor irrational fears that consume their lives At first the children and their fears were pretty funny They are all smart enough to know better, but like anyone with a phobia, they just don t care Their fears put serious strain on each family, from Madeline who insists on everything being regularly fumigated to Theo, who makes his family check in every hour to make sure they re still alive The kids are also from upper middle to upper class upbringings, so it s obvious they re all a little spoiled as well It s all hyperbolic fun until about halfway through the book, when you realize that there is not much else to these characters besides their crippling fears Every joke, every line of dialogue revolves around each child constantly reiterating their fear, and always in the most unrevealing, topical sense They are phobias go from funny and relatable to just annoying Even annoying than the one dimensional characters is the way a good plot was ruined Kids go to a secret school at the top of a secluded mountain to conquer their fears Cool Turns out that the teacher headmistress is a former beauty queen, and a bit batty to boot Nice surprise With each new day at the school, the children are exposed to some strange new lesson, normally revolving around beauty pageants It s a nice twist, until it s obvious that the children are not learning anything, and the lessons lack even the most remote connection to their fears Three quarters of the way through, the big WTF moment happens, and it doesn t take too long before it s obvious what s really going on Unfortunately, the reader must trudge through to the end to confirm their suspicions, and one wonders why these seemingly intelligent children never figured out their own situation.This was a big disappointment, as the writing for most of the book was strong, funny, and with fine strokes of cynicism Daneshavari had a good thing going here, if only she had spent a little time coming up with a original ending. I had this book in one of my piles for a while now, as my mom picked it up because it looked interesting While it was indeed interesting, and had a fun concept, it was predictable, in my opinion, and I didn t find it a new plot line I personally wished they had played up on the actual fears though, as it seemed they were rather untouched throughout the entirety of the book.The style and illustrations heavily reminded me of The Benedict Society It was similar in ways, though I feel School of Fear had less of an impact It was, overall, good, and I m going to finish the series, of course It s an entertaining read if you want something quick and not too serious. This book is very interesting and I liked it very much I liked how is was funny and creative and unique It showed all the characters thoughts It did, although, have some dull parts that made you just want to skim through to get to the interesting part I really enjoyed how they described the characters and made them very unique It is definitely one of the unique books I have read, and I like that I have read the second book, and Spoiler ish not really in my opinion, it is a little better then the first book I do want to keep reading the series, and see where it goes with the story If your looking for a unique book, then this is a good book to read. This came to my attention when it got mentioned in a group I m in, and it looked like something I might like Unfortunately, it didn t quite work for me.It starts by introducing us at length to the four main characters and their fears First we see them individually, and then as they start to come together But this extended intro doesn t really add anything new, it s just the same sort of introductions to their phobia induced quirks over and over again.We finally get to the school and meet the quirky headmistress, who calls the kids contestants and treats everything like a beauty pageant.Yeah quirky is all well and good, but you need than that to move a story along For the first, heck, 75% of the book nothing much happens, the characters were annoying than sympathetic, and Wellington is pretty much a bully I was tempted to DNF it a couple of times, to be honest, and probably would ve if I were not such a completionist Plus I figured I could push through since it s at least short Anyway it did pick up towards the end and was actually marginally interesting, but it was also pretty obvious that the whole thing was view spoiler manufactured to get the kids to face their fears hide spoiler Humorous, well written, twisty novel that left me wanting another semester