The War at Ellsmere

The War at Ellsmere

Juniper is the newest scholarship student at the prestigious Ellsmere Academy. She soon finds herself labeled a "special project," harried by stringent standards, and in the novel position of being someone's nemesis.

Luckily for Jun, she has an ally in the quirky Cassie, who tells her the story of Ellsmere's eccentric founders and the legend of the creature that roams the woods on the school's grounds. But can Cassie help Jun survive Ellsmere? Between queen bees and mythical beasts, Jun has quite the year ahead of her.

Title:The War at Ellsmere
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781593621407
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    The War at Ellsmere Reviews

  • Cristina Monica

    I don’t understand. I don’t understand why some authors decide to include one fantasy element in an otherwise completely contemporary story. I understand magical realism. I think it can be very be...

  • emma

    This was just ???I do love Faith Erin Hicks’ artwork. Ever since I read Pumpkinheads three times in three months last year, I’ve been on an FEH kick, and honey I just can’t shake it!That’s the...

  • Sam Quixote

    Juniper wins a scholarship to the prestigious Ellsmere Academy boarding school but soon finds herself at odds with the rich toff girls who see poor people as entertainment. The war between Jun and the...

  • Geoff

    A really interesting graphic novel with a hint of fantasy that delves into issues of ambition, kindness, memory, and what competition does to you. I'm a big Faith Erin Hicks fan, and this graphic nove...

  • Lauren

    I really enjoyed reading this! The War at Ellsmere focuses on Juniper, a girl who has got into a boarding school on a full scholarship. Once there, she meets Emily, a horrible bitch of a girl who want...

  • Sesana

    The War at Ellsmere is not exactly a groundbreaking graphic novel. The story is instantly familiar: a scholarship student at a ritzy school runs up against a snotty mean girl. There are any number of ...

  • Seth T.

    If young adult fiction suffers from one thorn in its literary side, it's disposability. Books in the demographic are devoured and forgotten with an ease that must wound all but the most circumspect au...

  • Erica

    I love Faith Erin Hicks' visual storytelling. From body language and facial expressions to colors and shading, her art style conveys so much information and feeling.I was surprised by the thing in the...

  • Licha

    This is the second book I've read by Faith Erin Hicks and I have to say that I love the way she captures a teenagers life. The stories can tend to be a little cliché but she still manages to give the...

  • Divine Anas

    This graphic novel is a light read and I love how the art style fits perfectly with the whole theme of the story. However, I do think that this projected a rather plain and typical representation of t...