In children's (Jr. High Level) books I just finished (and Boy is working on) the Bartimaeus Trilogy. I thought it was a differnet and interesting approach to magic, and Boy loves all the different "spirits". Also, it's brimming with veiled commentary on class structure and racisim. Overall, I liked it.
In adult books, I just finished Prep although I didn't go to boarding school, it really reminded me of my time at St. Ignatius. I thought it was well written and I really liked the main character (although I am not sure you were supposed to).
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