Nomination: The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

cover45570-mediumBerry, Julie. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place. 2014. #p. Macmillan, $15.99, (9781596439566) Gr. 6-up.

Seven misfit girls, sent to St. Etheldreda’s School for Girls to make them more “lady-like,” face the untimely murder of their headmistress and her scoundrel brother. Rather than report it to the authorities, they decide to bury the bodies and live life as sisters in a feminine utopia finally able to be themselves.. They soon discover themselves deep in multiple mysteries and troubles.  As they work together to hide the murders of their headmistress and her brother, they each finally get the opportunity play to their strengths, which are viewed as impediments to a proper marriage in Victorian times.

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