Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders;
Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying;
Lulu Punchalower is terrified of confined spaces;
Garrison Feldman is frightened by deep water. . .
Which is why this may be the scariest summer of their lives. Worse than going to summer school or working a job that doesn't pay. Even worse than attending their parents' old sleep away camp. The foursome must face their phobias as students at the exclusive and elusive School of Fear. Run by former beauty queen, Mrs. Wellington, the school is unusual, to say the least. But terrifying would be a more accurate description.
They have six weeks to conquer their fears or to find out just how frightening failing can be.
"Imagine a humorous middle-grade novel by a less self-absorbed Woody Allen to get an idea of this intelligent and witty children's debut." -Publishers Weekly
"Suggest this one to fans of Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.' " -School Library Journal —
—School Library Journal
Gitty Daneshvari was an average child, the kind who never made much of a mark academically, athletically, or socially, so it hardly came as a surprise when she was rejected from her school's Talented and Gifted Program. On the contrary, Gitty had long ago accepted that she simply wasn't "special," unless of course you counted her long list of phobias (please read School of Fear for further explanation). Luckily, as Gitty aged, she realized that while she lacked natural talent, there was nothing stopping her from figuring out what she enjoyed and then working hard to become better at it.
Gitty is the author of the series The League of Unexceptional Children, School of Fear, and Monster High: Ghoulfriends. She invites you to visit her online at GittyDaneshvari.com and @GittyDaneshvari.